When Ds was at kinder, if he was sick it didn't matter, he would stay home or at grandmas. Well now he is in prep and it's important he goes!
When your child is sick, eg: throat infection and on antibiotics, how many days off do they approx take? Do you wait until they seem 100% better, finished antibiotics?
Ds had a very sore throat this morning and his voice was hoarse. Although I kept him home, silly me didn't take him to the GP and now tonight his throat is worse, it's so painful, he's in tears. So tomorrow he'll most likely miss another day! If he receives antibiotics and they kick in, could he go back on the 3rd day (Wednesday?)
Will he fall behind a lot?
I might ask the teacher for any worksheets she can give me or extra readers to make up the time.
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02-03-2015 21:25 #1
Missing school when sick
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02-03-2015 21:35 #2
I send them back when they feel better. Dd1 had a nasty throat infection in prep and while wasn't sick, was very quiet and not herself and obviously miserable and in pain so she had the day off. Started antibiotics the following day and the day after that was back at school. When she broke her collarbone she was off school for a few days until we managed to settle the pain and she felt comfortable. The teacher wasn't concerned about her falling behind.
Honestly, 2 or 3 days I wouldn't worry too much. If it was a week or more then i would ask the teacher if there was any worksheets etc that he could do at home.
02-03-2015 21:45 #3
yep - when they feel better
If they are missing a lot of school - talk to the teacher about some work to do at home
02-03-2015 21:47 #4
Yeah I might ask for the readers he missed and any worksheets for the long weekend coming up here in Melbourne.
03-03-2015 16:50 #5
Poor thing is so sick. Last night he was up in pain (throat). We went to doctor today and there's not much he can do for it (not tonsillitis). It's viral. He's also lost his voice.
So tomorrow will be his 3rd day off.
I spoke to the teacher and she suggested (after I asked) what actives we can do on the long weekend coming up.
She actually rang me to see how he was, because he was away yesterday and today.
Is that normal for a prep teacher to call up (I did ring the school every morning to say he would be absent).
03-03-2015 16:53 #6Senior Member
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I wait 24 hours after a fever, vomiting, diarrhoea. Otherwise, when they feel well enough I'll send them back.
Is prep the same as our kindy in NSW? If so, I wouldn't even bother trying to get them to work to catch up, it's kindy - not high school. Weird that she rang as well, but maybe she was worried?
03-03-2015 17:38 #7
Prep (school) in Melbourne
03-03-2015 18:45 #8
My daughter is in year 4 when I got my daughter back from her dads on a Monday she had day off she went Tuesday, went Wednesday had Thursday Friday off she had a mild cough and then she had high temperature and her cough got wores coughing up flem every night I didn't get any sleep because of her being up all night went to the doc on a Monday she had a pupil free day and the doc said to give her kids cough chemist didn't have it so they gave me the same stuff in it so I asked if she be fine to go to school she said yes it was fine so she went to school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday off toke her to another doc she gave me antibiotics for her and puffers as she wasn't breathing clear she went pal her lips went blue with the medication.
She went back to her dad's Thursday afternoon she had Friday off and Monday went to school today and her cough is still there she is better then she was.
03-03-2015 18:51 #9
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03-03-2015 19:03 #10
Hope he's ok!
That's lovely the teacher called. Our policy is after 3 days absence to call parents.
Don't worry about catch up stuff when he's sick. Just bed time stories and snuggles.
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