It seems as if the parents at my school don't understand when they should keep their kids home from school. So I have decided to make a flyer for the parents to remind them. I will include the most obvious stuff like when they have a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea in the last 24 hours, But what about other illnesses. I was thinking I would include red eyes with yellow drainage, rash with a fever, and sore throat with swollen glands.
It is soon to be the cold and flu season and I really don't want a school full of sick kids and staff I want to be as proactive as possible. Any additional info would be greatly appreciated.
I was going to say the same thing as Jolie. Most parents know full well to keep their child home if they vomited, had diarrhea, or had some condition that morning that warrants medication, but chose to send them to school because of work issues. Most of the parents of the kids work in low-wage jobs and can't afford to me out. McDonalds, Walmart and the local SNF doesn't look fondly at call ins for a sick child, despite what they say publicly. On the other hand, it does annoy me when parent loads the kids up with Tylenol or cough syrup, then gets annoyed w/me because 4 hrs later I'm calling them to pick up their sick child. In this day and age, it's truly a dilemma and I don't know what the answer is.
I do think, though, that your local School Board (working in conjunction with the local Board of Health) should really defining this, not you. There could be some legal issues involved.....
Last edit by mc3 on Oct 12, '12
: Reason: forgot something