I have my principal's permission. Via email:
We are experiencing several students coming to the health room with flu-like symptoms and we are sending them home.Last night's fever was mild-to-medium, and this morning's congestion was medium-to-spicy.
The health department asks that students who have a fever be kept home for 24 hours after the fever has subsided without the aid of medication. (like Tylenol or Advil)...
In addition, even though educators hesitate to miss school, even when sick, we would like teachers to make sure that you have sub plans on file, stay home if you are ill and follow the same 24 hour fever free rule. Please do not come to school to bring in sub plans, but phone a colleague or email them to us. It is important that we also look out for our staff.
Perhaps it's swine flu, or perhaps it's just a nasty rhinovirus. Either way, I'm sitting at home.