Coolkidsrock2 wrote:buds wrote:Oh dear, so it was stomach flu all along?
I recall how devastating it was for us to have taken turns to get that when dragon_boi was only about 5-6mths old. I recall having to clean the floors, the bed, the sheets, the cot, the washings (wash, dry up on the poles, fold!) … so many times a day, despite myself being down for the same thing. Dragon_boi couldn't down his feeds, even if he did, it'd come out as immediate merlion on us (be it breast feed or bottle feed) or an immediate spurt of diarrhoea. We changed sooo many diapers that horrible week. We even had used up a couple of bottles of Dettol and floor detergent. Despite washing hands soo religiously, everyone of us ended up getting it.
We were hit with worse news after that as we only found out no re-test was aloud for being so sick even with valid MC produced. As I later researched, schools were not on level ground on this policy because there were schools that accommodated re-test under such/certain circumstances. I was so exhausted and later on sooo frustrated, that i started a thread on it.
http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... =1&t=43306
Still researching on this with friends with children in other schools. I seriously think this should be looked into. My girls studied so much harder for that exam because they wanted to boost their marks for final year, only to find out they were denied the option of a re-test.
My heart is with you, babe… Hope your family tides over this awful period soon.
Both my kids are given 2 days MC each for their current SA1. This means that the secondary school going one will miss 3 papers - 1 (I deem) non-core subject and 2 core subjects while the primary school going one will miss the language papers. As there is no re-test, I decided that they take only 1 day of MC and continue to sit for the exams even though they are officially on medical leave. Actually, my younger child is still very sick and should be kept at home longer but that will mean being on MC for 3 papers.
DH making noise as they had done some work preparing for the exams and the effort is now wasted.
I totally understand where you're coming from, Coolkidsrock2. I was more frustrated than hubs. Probably because I spent quality time working with my girls, because we can't afford tuition.
They were given the papers to do in class when they resumed school and the papers were marked and returned to us, but marks are for show only. The eventual report was tabulated to the school's supposed policy.
I was upset too and told teacher then I might as well send them to school to take it if they could walk! Yes, pretty fired up actually. Then teacher said but they won't be at their best being sick and all and yada yada yada the rest were noise.
The girls' mc was for 5 days, thankfully inclusive of weekends. But damage was done, especially for the upper primary girl then.
Schools should honestly be more transparent about these supposed policies. There were some schools that are upfront with regards to this. That made me even madder. It just means a re-test IS doable.
For parents looking to DSA using SA1, the exam results bear high stakes to have a chance at it.
Hope your children are well now.