My kid is home again today, so I have a few minutes to rant. I think the tally this year is as follows: 3 stomach bugs, strep twice, and 4 head colds. And it’s only March.
I really wish people would keep their kids home when they are sick, and stay home themselves when they are sick. I used to work as a school nurse, so I saw firsthand how many people sent their kids to school with obvious illness. I would arrive at work at 8:45, the kids came in at 8:55. I frequently sent kids home before 9:30. A few times, I arrived to find a kid waiting for me because he or she had come to band practice before school and was already sick.
I just don’t think there is a good excuse. So keep your kid home. Both your kid and mine will thank you.