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- Oct 17, '12 by NurseMinnieRNYeah I sent a student home this morning with a 101.2 temp. Called the mom and she said well yesterday afternoon he had diarrhea and was vomiting. And you sent him to school today because? I just dont get it because if your child is sick I am going to send him home. He hadn't even been to school for half an hour and she was coming to get him.
- Oct 17, '12 by calinurse11I wish my childs school would adopt a policy that allowed for a sick child to actually be able to stay home when needed. My oldest child was in kindergarten last year and the school has a policy that allows for 8 absences and then every other absence has to be cleared by a doctor. Well she got sick alot, she had never been in day care or any setting with lots of children, so not very surprising that she got sick so much. Well she got to 8 absences towards the end of the year and then she got the stomach flu, nausea, vomitting, the whole 9 yards. Well I called in the morning to clear her for the day and they told me that without a doctors note her file would be forwarded to CPS...What?? They said I could bring her to school at 8 am and pick her up at 830 and she would be counted for the day.
I had to stand my ground as the parent and tell them to go ahead and send her file to CPS, that I would be waiting at home for a visit from them. I told them that this policy will back parents up into a corner and force them to send sick kids to school to infect everyone else. But luckly I dont scare easily and low and behold....no CPS visit. I should add that 7 of her 8 absences were cleared with a doctors note, and 1 was due to a funeral which I cleared her for almost a week in advance.
Does your school have a policy like this? Maybe parents are legitimately fearful of having too many absences and being in hot water.
- Oct 17, '12 by jt43We have limited absences in our district. 8 are allowed. Also, my child has a cough all winter every winter, so I certainly don't keep her home for her "nuisance" cough. My children also have very sensitive skin and if I kept them home everytime they had a rash, they would miss half the year. Just a partent pov
- Oct 18, '12 by Flareit astounds me when the same parents that balk at keeping their children home 24 until they are 24 hours fever free are often the same parents that will pull their children out of school for a week long vacation in Florida - and then will complain that they can't keep their child home because they've already had too many absences... When i was a kid we only took trips when school wasn't in session!
- Oct 18, '12 by NutmeggeRNLove this Flare!!!! so stinking true~~~
- Oct 22, '12 by bleemaddenOur school allows 10 'parent decision' absences and the system gets overwritten for health if it's a 24 hour case. Quite frankly, 10 absences is way too many! Our school district posts the next year's school calendar halfway through the current year...parents know when they have time to take vacations. If your child has school on a certain day and is in compliance with our health policies, they need to be in school. I understand emergencies, funerals, etc, but leisure is not a reason to miss school. As it has been said before, parents love keeping kids out if it benifits them but never follow the 24hr rule. I made 24hr passes for kiddos that I send home. Parents have to bring the child in to me upon returning to school so that I can check temps and give them the OK to return. I make teachers aware to look out for the '24 Hour Pass' from kids. If the kiddo is back at school after being sent home and doesn't have the pass, they get sent right back to me and I send them back home. (Just an FYI for parents, if one call where you had to come get your child makes you upset, two calls won't be any better!) If the parents ignore the 24hr rule 3 times, they are reported for neglecting their child's healthcare needs. Knowing this keeps most of my parents in check!