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to consider keeping dd off school today?

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stargazer83 · 06/04/2011 07:30

DD is almost 6 and was sent home on monday lunch time after being sick but hasn't been sick since. However she has been very tired and irritable, bursting into tears at the drop of a hat and not her normal self at all. She is desparate to go back today as its her school easter service and as her schools policy is 24 hours off for sickness she could go back today I'm not convinced she's up to it though, in the past when DD's not been well I've taken her in and spoken to the teacher who will then keep an eye on her and if she thinks dd's not coping will call me in to collect her. However we have a new head who will only send a child home if they are physicaly sick.
If it makes a difference DD doesn't have a part to play in the service she just likes going along to watch them

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rustygate · 06/04/2011 07:33

Is the service in the afternoon? If so, I'd keep her home this morning and take her into school after lunch.


onceamai · 06/04/2011 07:33

If she's well enough to go she needs to be well enough to stay; if you don't think she'll last the course she shouldn't go.


blackeyedsusan · 06/04/2011 07:41

Today is a new day, she may feel a lot better. if she wants to go, send her. if the teacher is sympathetic, she will not push dd so much today. only you know the teacher/ dd


FabbyChic · 06/04/2011 07:43

Maybe she is upset because you are refusing to send her in to school?

IF she wants to go then let her.


gkys · 06/04/2011 07:47

send her in, the school will phone you if shes ill


Hulababy · 06/04/2011 08:00

When is the service?


stargazer83 · 06/04/2011 08:16

Service is this afternoon. I was originally going to send dd to school today it was only after the tears and tempers that I had second thoughts. I think I'll see how she is this morning and if better I'll send her this afternoon.

Thanks all :)

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onceamai · 06/04/2011 08:18

Could you get away with taking her for the service and having her sit with you on the basis that she wants to attend but you don't want to risk her spreading germs to the class.

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