The calendar has turned over to October, school is back in full swing, and flu season is right around the corner.
No parent wants it to happen, but it’s bound to occur - children will come down with some form of sickness and will likely be forced to miss school.
Some parents err on the side of caution and keep a child home if he or she sneezes once or coughs twice (and not necessarily in that order). Others think kids are resilient and would rather not take a day off from work, pay for a babysitter or have their child miss a day of learning if they have a small fever.
So our questions for parents, and educators, are: How sick does your child have to be to hold them out of school? How can you tell when your child is really sick, or maybe just petitioning for a day off? It’s a tough call, how do you make it?