OK, I love the threads for Rules of the ER and Dr.'s office...we need our own rules! Here are a few I can think of...
1) Vomit that is not witnessed by an adult does not count.
2) If you are able to scream "I can't breathe!" at the top of your lungs, trust me, you can breathe.
3) Don't think because I can't speak a lot of Spanish that you will get away with calling your parent and telling them the nurse said they had to come pick you up. Our clerk speaks Spanish just fine and will be happy to make the call for me, but thanks for offerring.
4) If you are well enough to ask me for a book, toy, or candy, you are well enough to be in class.
5) If you are well enough to whisper, giggle, or play with your friend who "happens" to also be sick, you are well enough to be in class.
6) There is not a sign on my forehead that says "sanitary napkin dispenser". This happens every month. Bring them from home.
7) If you are a teacher and ask me every single day for a band-aid or a pad, you will get very dirty looks from me. You earn a paycheck. Go to Walmart.
8) If you are a teacher and cannot tell the difference between a medical issue (which I will gladly handle) and a behavioral issue (which I will not), allow me to educate you.
9) I will not send a student home for a runny nose with no other symptoms. Get over it and give them a tissue.
10) You cannot fake a fever. Rubbing your cheeks until they are bright red might fool the teacher, but not me. Any you can run the water in the bathroom as long as you want, it will never get warm enough to drink and make your oral temp higher. Besides, when in doubt I have an electronic forehead thermometer, but points for creativity!
What else ya got?