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So fevers don't count on field day

So tomorrow is our PK-2nd grade field day and I learned something new...fevers don't count on field day. I am sent a second grader 20 minutes prior to dismissal for headache and "feels warm." Sure enough he is very warm...103.4 warm. So Mom comes to pick up and I walk him out and I state that unfortunately no school tomorrow, to which Mom simply states that since it his last field day and he has only a headache and she took off from work tomorrow, he will in fact be here tomorrow. I plainly stated to have him evaluated by his pedicirian and have the doctor state whether and when he is cleared to return to school and submit such proof to me upon his return to school. I wasn't getting into a post bus dismissal argument in front of this innocent child with this mo mo (moron mom). We will see if he shows tomorrow or if Mom needed the day off to take care of her sick son.

Windchaser22

Specializes in School nurse.

What is your district policy?

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse.

Interesting how shielding her snowflake from life's disappointments (missing field day) is more important than guarding her (and others) snowflake's health.

Flare, ASN, BSN

Specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

That's where i'd refer mo mo (i like that term) to my admins - they back me on policy and kids have missed field days and even field trips because of illness. hope that kid feels better, but also sorta hope karma sorts things out and kiddo has "more than a headache" and that kiddo decorated the inside of mom's Toyota Sienna with his Gogurt via barfing in her air vents.

MrNurse(x2), ADN

Specializes in IMC, school nursing.

That's where i'd refer mo mo (i like that term) to my admins - they back me on policy and kids have missed field days and even field trips because of illness. hope that kid feels better, but also sorta hope karma sorts things out and kiddo has "more than a headache" and that kiddo decorated the inside of mom's Toyota Sienna with his Gogurt via barfing in her air vents.

Thank you for that. Nothing starts the day better than laughing until you cry. Time to share with my puke obsessed wife.

Did he come to school today?

KKEGS

Specializes in NICU; School Nursing.

I've also noticed that kids who are too sick to come to school or on restrictions like no gym class make a miraculous recovery when a fun field trip is on the calendar. SMH

momto5RN

Specializes in Sub-Acute, School Nursing, Dialysis.

Yes, curious to know too if he came in today!

24 hours post fever without the aid of medication.

Well Karma did happen, unexpected rain delayed field day. I guess good thing mo mo took the day off from work.

So he did in fact stay home but I'm convinced that was only due to an unexpected overnight rain storm that saturated the fields. I due believe it was storm named karma at play that won out on this one.

Several years ago I had a student with chicken pox - during STAAR testing. I was at a small school at the time and only there 2 days a week. I found out after the fact, the principal had a staff member do one on one testing with her. I was so mad!!! Kid hung out in the cafeteria with other kids before testing started and tested with a female of child bearing age.

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