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Old 05-24-2010, 04:48 PM   #11
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Re: WWYD? Child comes home with a bloody lip, says teacher did it accidentally

Wow...I would want an apology from the teacher even though it was an accident. If I made a child's lip bleed, I'd be apologizing to the parents over and over and over.

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The lack of a note wouldn't bother me. If it was something serious that would need stitches, being watched for concussion, etc then I'd expect a phone call. There is usually not enough time in the day to contact parents or write notes about small incidences like scraped knees & bumped lips. In 1 recess this can happen 10+ times.

If the cut was on the inside of the lip it would make sense that it would start to bleed again when he ate something, the scab would have come off when eating.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:30 PM   #13
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Definitely talk to the teacher or nurse. Perhaps they did try and reach you or did send a note that never made it. I would at least get all the facts and try not to get overally upset about it. You son seems fine but there probably should have been some communication about it especially with a child so young.
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The teacher should have definitely contacted you about it. The sooner the better.
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My daughters school calls me and sends a note, my son (goes to a different school) never calls or sends notes. he came home today with a skinned knee, says he was pushed, it tore his pants and his bandaid was bloody. I am not impressed, this is the 4th pair of pants he has torn just this school year. They rough house a lot and I am not sure where the adults are at. If we are still living here, my daughter will be attending this school once she reaches 1st grade. I am debating on changing school districts for ds1 and getting him into dd's school.
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Thanks, everyone. I'm going to call the school nurse tomorrow. It seems odd that they didn't call for this, but did call when DS fell in a puddle a few weeks ago and got his pants muddy... and the pants were dried by the time they called and he didn't get hurt .
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Hmmm.... it does seem odd to me that she did not call or write a quick note, especially since she was the one who did it.

Let us know what happens, and hope your DS's lip heals quickly.
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As a teacher, I can see both sides of this. I would assume that by sending a child to the nurse, that the nurse would have contacted the parent if the school felt that parent contact was needed. As teachers, we are not supposed to contact parents about that kind of stuff. It is a liability thing.

DD's preschool sends home accident reports when things happen, and the parent has to sign that they got it. We get them quite frequently, as DD is a klutz.
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Re: WWYD? Child comes home with a bloody lip, says teacher did it accidentally

I'm not a teacher, but I would have at least called you myself or wrote a note! That part not ok, but I agree it sounds like an accident! I would just call and nicely ask why you weren't informed and then go from there. Lips bleed like crazy and maybe they just didn't think it was that bad. I jabbed myself in the mouth with a fork the other day... coordinated i know... but it bled off and on all day that day.
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:33 PM   #20
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Yeah, it was the nurse who called about the muddy pants, which is why I am puzzled that she didn't call about this.
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