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How many sick days off school has your dc had already?

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Roseflower Tue 30-Nov-10 11:05:07

Since starting reception this year my dd keeps getting all sorts of bugs and illness (and infecting me and dh too, and we reinfect her!). I think she has has 10 days off already.

I know this is high number off days to be ill and am worried the school will get mad, but I cant send my child in ill and its getting me a little stressed out.How many days off has you little one had off? Is this normal in reception due to the new exposure to bugs etc?

IndigoBell Tue 30-Nov-10 11:07:23

Yes it's normal in reception.

If school have any concerns they will talk to you.

Don't stress about it.

(And don't take any holidays during term time )

dikkertjedap Tue 30-Nov-10 12:20:08

Seven days so far and ill at home at present. At the moment considering whether to take her to school tomorrow or not. She has no fever, eats well, but feels tired and her nose is streaming. Without me reminding her every three minutes to blow her nose, she won't, with snot streaming down her face or conveniently wiped away with her sleeve. I can hardly expect her teacher to remind her all the time (teacher has 25 children to look after).

wb Tue 30-Nov-10 13:23:18

4 days so far (would have been 8 but way illnesses have fallen with weekends has helped).

Don't worry, even if you get the standard bollox letter. If they are ill, they are ill. Much worse is to send your lo to school when they've been up half the night vomiting, as one dp in our class is wont to do.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 30-Nov-10 13:24:20

None so far, but 5 days for a holiday.

DiscoDaisy Tue 30-Nov-10 13:27:00

DD1 2 days
DD2 0
DD3 0
DS1 1 day
DS2 1 day

2 eldest have had 2 days of for our family holiday.
2 youngest only had 1 day of as they had an inset day.

DiscoDaisy Tue 30-Nov-10 13:27:20

of - off

notnowbernard Tue 30-Nov-10 13:28:19

dd1 - Y2 - 1 day

dd2 - Rec - 1 day

Itsjustafleshwound Tue 30-Nov-10 13:29:15

Two days - the day before half-term she caught the dreaded pox and today (I am not driving in the snow!)

I feel it is really unfair that there is no distinction made between illness and unauthorised absence or lateness. The child is just marked absent.

I had an issue with the school earlier on this year as there was a big idea to introduce a traffic light system - issuing green, red and yellow letters to the pupils. Children who had genuine issues were punished along with those who took time off for holidays - and it was done openly so all the children could see who had got what colour letter. Appalling !!

nameymcnamechange Tue 30-Nov-10 13:30:47

Dd (age 9) - 0
Ds (age 7) - 3 (all the same virus)

It gets a bit better as they get older ime.

JaxTellersOldLady Tue 30-Nov-10 13:30:50

DS has had 2 days off yr6
DD none yr3.

Jajas Tue 30-Nov-10 13:31:04

Think I must be very very lucky, in 5 years at school DC's have only ever had couple of days off ill each. I on the other hand am always bloomin catching everything so think I make up for them!

Roseflower Tue 30-Nov-10 13:53:47

Thanks for the replies.Seems my dd has gotten ill more than the average! unless Im just to soft with her...

nothappyharry Tue 30-Nov-10 14:22:03

Not much this year but when oldest dd was in reception she was off loads. Just seemed to pick everything up. Don't worry.

whoatethelastbiscuit Tue 30-Nov-10 14:22:10

DS 0
DD 1

But one of older dd's never made a full week for 3 years - then they took her tonsils out and barely ill for remainder of school years smile

PatriciaHolm Tue 30-Nov-10 14:24:32

None, but they are unusual I think. They are never ill (famous last words...)

NoahAndTheWhale Tue 30-Nov-10 14:26:00

DS one day Y2
DD 0 days Reception

mole1 Tue 30-Nov-10 14:26:52

dd1 - 1.5 days due to vomiting - she is in Yr 7 though - I have already been told that her attendance is borderline with 1.5 days absence!

dd2 - 4 - she has severe SN, is very thin and can't throw bugs off quickly. Her special school luckily don't have a strict attendance policy.

Lotkinsgonecurly Tue 30-Nov-10 14:27:14

none so far

bigchris Tue 30-Nov-10 14:29:27

'Seven days so far and ill at home at present. At the moment considering whether to take her to school tomorrow or not. She has no fever, eats well, but feels tired and her nose is streaming. Without me reminding her every three minutes to blow her nose, she won't, with snot streaming down her face or conveniently wiped away with her sleeve. I can hardly expect her teacher to remind her all the time (teacher has 25 children to look after).'

I'd really send her in if she's just tired with a runny nose!

DS had no days off at all in Reception (he did have chicken pox that year but helpfully timed it for the start of the Easter holidays) and has had one day off so far in Y1. But then he was at FT nursery before that, and he had a LOT of time off sick his first year at nursery.

asdx2 Tue 30-Nov-10 15:30:24

Dd has had 7 days off with a really nasty virus would have been 8 had one of them not been an inset day.Last year she only had two days off all year so this is high for her. I'm sure schools realise when absence is due to illness rather than skiving tbh

magicmummy1 Tue 30-Nov-10 19:08:44

DD is in year 1 and has had 1 day off so far this year, due to a vomitting & diarrohea bug. Probably would have been longer, if it hadn't started on a Thursday night, but luckily she had the weekend to recover! grin

I would always send dd to school if she's well enough, and she's usually dying to get in as well, but sometimes they're just not up to it, and they need to be at home. If your dd is unfortunate enough to have been sick a bit more often than most, there's no need for you to feel guilty about this at all - it wouldn't be fair to send her in when she's not well, and it wouldn't be fair to the other kids either. Have a word with the teacher if you're worried, but don't beat yourself up about it - you're doing the right thing.

naughtymummy Tue 30-Nov-10 19:18:47

ds has had 12 days. 10 days for impetigo! 1 for a vomiting thing and 1 for a cough, oh anhe didn't go to school in the snow on monday

sarah293 Tue 30-Nov-10 19:20:22

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