On Religion, The Media and Life as a 20-something in Chicago

Start working on your excuses now, kids. ;) ELGIN — It’s just about that time of year again. Time for back-to-school clothes. For new notebooks and folders and freshly-sharpened pencils. For lunch money jangling in pockets or plastic-wrapped sandwiches brought from home. And it’s time for head lice. The tiny insects made KidsHealth.org’s list of the top five conditions that are likely to keep a kid home from school during the coming school year. Others include pinkeye, strep throat, pneumonia and a skin rash with a name out of the Harry Potter series. Several of those are common in Elgin School District U46, Director of Health Services Debbie Miller confirmed. Others aren’t, she said. And head lice is no reason to keep kids home from school any more, she said. For the rest of the story, visit The Courier-News.

In Uncategorized on August 8, 2011 at 3:39 pm

The top health conditions prompting kids to miss school (Sun-Times Media)

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