Younger girl in one of my classes brought in a dr's note today for missing last class - that automatically excuses the absence. Heard her talking before class to another girl - she went to student health and got a free pregnancy test that day just to get the excuse - note doesn't say why she went, just that she was there on that date.
Aside from faking it for a note, there are other times where you're required to get a note for a stupid reason - your kids are down for 2 days with a virus, day 3 you catch it, day 4, work says you can't come back without a note, even though there's nothing doctor can do and the first two days you were home with sick kids. Some schools have similar policies - kid gets sick and can't shake it in less than 3 days, no re-entry without a note from the doctor after your insurance pays him $200 to tell you to keep the kid hydrated. How much money is wasted on this each year?
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 9:20 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
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Answer by Mom2Just1 at 9:33 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
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Answer by lovinangels at 9:40 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
Yes and it drives me CRAZY! Especially when the kids are just running a fever (thats just a 24 hr bug!) and the Dr doesn't want to see you until the fever has run for at LEAST 24 hrs and the school wants a NOTE or you cant miss...but that SAME school send home bulletin that says please dont send your kids to school with fever...omg! You cant WIN!
Answer by momof030404 at 9:41 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:18 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by agentwanda at 11:03 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
Exactly wanda, and THEN you are exposing OTHER kids to your sick kid and your (already immune weakened child) to whatever other sickness' are there ALL so you can get a dang NOTE when you know the Dr is just going to say pedialyte and rest!
Answer by momof030404 at 11:05 PM on Sep. 16, 2010