My son is in Kindergarten. In the last 6 weeks, I've gotten notes sent home and calls from the nurse THREE times that my son has had a head injury at school. The first two times I just shrugged off, one was on the playground and the second was in PE class and I figured it was just kids being kids and merely accidents.
It is the third time that I am overly concerned about. Or am I? Instead of getting in lunch line, he had brought his own lunch and went straight to the table he was told to sit at. Where he slipped and fell trying to get onto the bench and hit his forehead. He stood up and tried to sit down on the bench again and slipped and fell backwards. His forehead had a bump, there was a large bump on the back of his head just above where his head meets his neck, and his left leg had a lot of little bruises down it. He complained about his leg pain for three days after. The nurse sent him back to class, but I went and picked him up since it was the third incident and I was very worried.
I have since discovered that another student had spilled milk on the table that dripped off onto the bench and floor. The janitor then cleaned it up, but left it wet. It was not blocked off or dried off. My son was wearing tennis shoes with good traction. He isn't very good about tying laces yet so I make sure he doesn't wear shoes with laces to school and don't let him wear sandals either.
I spoke with his teacher that I'm concerned, but she carries no weight with what happens outside of her classroom. What should I do? Should I be meeting with the Principal or Vice Principal?
If I knew this was an isolated incident, I would think differently.....But, I've seen TWO other kids slip and fall in the hallway from water on the floor.
And I also feel like had this happened in a public place like a mall, most people would have called a lawyer.
My husband is worried that if we push things with the Principal that they will be looking for any reason to turn the table and end up reporting us to CPS(we have NOTHING to hide, we just don't want the drama). My son was enrolled in preschool and until he started Kindergarten had never had a head injury.
What would you do? Am I being too overprotective?