Staying Home Sick : Easier Said Than Done
Schools are the perfect place to cultivate and spread all sorts of diseases. In an ideal world, when you were sick you would stay home and by doing so you would recover faster and risk spreading your infection to others. So why is it that so many students come to school in a less than healthy state? Personally, I hate missing school. It is so difficult to make up the work that you missed and even though our school has the supposed two day policy to make up work, this doesn't always work. For example, what happens when you return to school on the due date of an assignment but missed the announcement of it? Or what should teachers do if you come back on the day of a test? Should they make you take it or let you take it later? Also with the ease of creating websites, many teachers have detailed sites saying what was done in class each day. However, when I'm sick the last thing I want to do is homework. But making up missed work is also very difficult. Missing tests and quizzes is the worst. Especially when there is no uniformity in how the make-up exams are administered. Some teachers put missed exams in the testing center, while others force you to schedule an appointment with them to make up the test. Also, some times teachers want you to have a full hour or longer for an exam but then can't meet you before school giving you enough time to do it. With sports and other activities making up tests after school is nearly impossible for some students. It was especially difficult when I missed a week and a half last year and did not have a free period during which to take my tests.