This blog post above summarizes it in a way I couldn’t. It’s that AHA! moment. Maybe even a #aha moment!
This is exactly what it’s about.
Department rules state:
- If your child is absent for more than 2 consecutive days she’d better prove that she was actually sick, not just “bunking school”.
- If your child misses from an exam she’d better prove the same.
Fine, we did that.
Then why did Meggi still get zeros in tests and exams when a doctor’s cert was on file?
Actually even a doctor’s certificate is a poor excuse. We don’t want your child to miss a day of school, sick or not.
If your child is sick, medicate to mask the symptoms and send to school anyway.
It builds ethics.
It’s what we’ll expect from them later on in the workplace too.
If they don’t arrive because they are dead, they’d better have the paperwork for that ready, too.
When I was expecting my middle child, I was working in such a place with just such a work ethic. You come to work, sick or not, because you’re paid to work and that is that. My boss observed this and arrived for work deadly sick with bronchitis (I’m convinced it was actually pneumonia), which she spread to all her employees including me.
Me being 6 months pregnant.
I caught this “bronchitis” on steroids. My friends and family all remember that I couldn’t stop coughing until 3 months after my son was born.
Some years later it turns out he’s asthmatic. Was it from that, I wonder?