Very upset with some parents that send their child to school when they are ill!

May 6, 2008 11:04am CST
I have a three year old girl in private school and her fees are very high very educated place because, she a very smart child and love to go to school. My problem is when she is sick I I have to take time off from work to stay home with her until she gets better. Then I let her go back to school. But there are some parents know that their child is sick and will drop the child off to school and know that their child needs to stay home so the other students or teacher don't get sick. Now after paying a Dr. fee I went to her school to inform her teacher that she will be home for couple of days and her teacher told me that last week she had to call two parents to come get there children because, they had a fever so high that she had to sponge them down before they had to come and get them. My thing is if the school will be accepting sick children knowing that, some parents can't find no one to keep their child while they have to go to work and for a single parents at that. Don't want to leave there child with a stranger, I feel the school should have a sick bay room on the school campus. But it not fear for parents who try to be considerate of others and when your child get sick it is the children who are healthy that suffers and the parents have to fit the bill to the Dr. what you think?!
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9 responses
@nikkibob (12)
7 May 08
hi shanny yes i really do think that parents should stay home with there child if they are ill because the bug could pass on or she/he could get really ill and end up in hospital. I think it is cruel to send children to sckool when they are poorley they don't desarve to have children if they are going to treat the wrong ?
• Bahamas
8 May 08
Thank you very much! I call my boss and explain why I'm staying home for the rest of the week with my child and thank GOD, he understand. I just let him know that if he has a problem with my reason. My child comes first he, can get some one else to take the position but, he's cool. With being up in the late nights with her and trying to comfort her feel like I'm getting a fever and not doing to well. I feel what ever is going around is very bad and it came from her school. The last time she got sick from school I got sick from her!!!
@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
7 May 08
If dhildren are sick, they shoud not be sent to school. The parents had to stay at home even if they did had to go to work or asked some family members to babysit their sick children. If parents can take care of their children properly,meybe they just not ready to be parents.
• India
7 May 08
We all know that sick children should never be sent to school. Not only are other children at constant danger of getting infected themselves, the sick child also becomes more sick because of the physical strain. But since your child goes to a private school with high fees, I think the school feels it as a part of its obligation to keep children if their parents do not have adequate arrangements to care for them at home. While the school’s gesture in helping the parents is commendable, it would be nice if they could arrange for some sick-room or separate rooms for such sick children to stay so that other children are not affected.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
7 May 08
I always keep my son home when he is not feeling well. He has actually missed so many days of kindergarten and I'm hoping they won't make him repeat it either. Yesterday he went to school feeling fine, then came home feeling not so good. Just as well it's a half day on Mondays or else I may have been called into school to come and get him. I kept him home today because he had a temperature of 100.4 and still not feeling too good. I have volunteered in his class and have seen children coughing and with runny noses but they are not sent home. We have information booklets that are sent home at the beginning of the year that tells us the rules when it comes to childing being sick. I would rather not risk it for other children so always keep my son home.
@mbs730 (2152)
• Canada
7 May 08
I am emetophobic and I flip out if I find out a kid is throwing up in either of my kids' schools. One time at my son's school a mom dropped her puking son off and I was panic stricken AND angry to say the least. I would also never send my kids to school if they had a fever! I hate being stuck home and all but if it means that my kid will get better quicker by resting at home than getting sicker and will take a while to recover at school.. then the kid needs to be home. Not to mention, other parents I know would be angry like I am with parents who send their kids who are sick to school. But when it comes to the ordinary sniffles with no fever or anything.. then its a different story.
@Hatley (164464)
• Garden Grove, California
7 May 08
If a child is indeed running a fever thatparent should keepthe child at home until the child is well an no exeptions should be made a parent has to take out time no matterwhat for their sick child how can they not do so, it goes with the territory and has to be p rovided for one way or another.
@cmelton (160)
• United States
6 May 08
I totally agree with you. If a child is sick they need to stay home. I know a lot of parents send their children to school sick and some have told me they give something to make the fever go down so the teachers will not know they are sick. I can't stand this. Most everytime my child gets sick, it is something that someone else at school had. I know we can not protect our children from all sickness but if parents would keep their children home when they are sick it would cut it down.
@kezabelle (2985)
6 May 08
I know parents have to work BUT if work starts coming before your children somethings wrong there in my opinion, if my children are ill they stay home simple. I dont work but even if I did they could sack me before I will send my child into school ill, its not so much the others I think of but I wouldnt want to work while ill so why the hell would I put my child through it!
@katsmeow1213 (29044)
• United States
6 May 08
A couple months ago I got a call from the school nurse that my five year old son was running a fever of 105! Thing of it was, he was perfectly fine in the morning. I explained this to the school nurse because I didn't want to look like the type of parent who would send my child to school sick, and she told me it has happened a lot where the child will be fine and then suddenly become very sick. That has happened with the most recent flu virus we've had going around here, and three of my children had it. Now for little things such as a couple little sniffles I will still send them to school. I don't want them to miss out on their education, because missing 1 day of school makes them fall very far behind. But I also get upset at other parents. Last school year my children caught pink eye 3 times within 2 months!! I'd bring them to the doctor, keep them out of school a few days, fix them up, send them back, and they catch it again!!! I know that was because other parents were sending their children to school who had pink eye too. That was so frustrating!