Tip 83: If your child is sick, keep him home.
There is nothing more frustrating for a teacher then a sick child at school. Children will come directly from their car to the teacher saying, "I told my mom I wasn't feeling well, and she said to go to the nurse if I don't feel better". If your child has a fever, headache, or diarrhea do not send them to school. This is how the flu and other viruses are spread throughout a school building. Make sure you have alternative arrangements if your child gets sick. It is not fair to the teacher and other students to be around a sick child all day and it's really not fair to your child. Be sure that a child is fever free without medication for 24 hours before sending them back to school. It is common curiosity for everyone involved.