A new wave of sickness has hit our school this week. Nothing serious, just a fever, cough etc. But, enough to keep kids at home.
It got me thinking about the ongoing discussion I have with the parents at my school. What should the guidelines be for when to keep your children at home? As the last year progressed I realised that it was not as clear as I had initially thought. If they have a fever, diarrhea, rash or are vomiting we are pretty comfortable with having a child be at home. But what if they have a lingering runny nose? Also how long should the child stay at home?
What makes our situation awkward is that my child is one of my students! That means that when she is sick, I also often need to be home to care for her. It is something that we are working on but so far we do not have a solution we are happy with.
What are the policies at your school?
If you are working from home, and your child is present, what do you do if your child is sick?
I feel that this is such a valuable discussion to have with other educators. So comment away!