My School is Canceled Tomorrow Because of... (Swine?) Flu



A few hours ago I received a phone call from my school saying we wouldn't be having school tomorrow due to "illness". They didn't specify, but almost 3/4 or the elementary school (grades Pre-K-4, roughly 75 kids, I live in a small town :P) are out sick. Get this, over FIFTY kids went home sick today from the elementary school, and around 20 of them called saying they wouldn't be at school.
 
The junior high/high school wing hasn't seemed to been effected so much though, not many people absent. More than likely because kids in grades 1-4 don't watch their hands, pick their nose, and hold hands and all that good stuff, but there aren't many illnesses in my school, but they clearly couldn't just close down school for the younger kids leave the high school open.
 
But correct me if I'm wrong, your standard influenza virus isn't THIS contagious is it, to, in one day, spread to 50 kids? I smell H1N1 in the air.   
 
In the meantime... wash your damn hands. 
 
 UPDATE: I don't have school tomorrow either due to the... epidemic. Friday is teachers' institute. Monday is Veteran's day. 
 
Yes, that is indeed a 5 day weekend =)    
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Edited by SJSchmidt93


A few hours ago I received a phone call from my school saying we wouldn't be having school tomorrow due to "illness". They didn't specify, but almost 3/4 or the elementary school (grades Pre-K-4, roughly 75 kids, I live in a small town :P) are out sick. Get this, over FIFTY kids went home sick today from the elementary school, and around 20 of them called saying they wouldn't be at school.
 
The junior high/high school wing hasn't seemed to been effected so much though, not many people absent. More than likely because kids in grades 1-4 don't watch their hands, pick their nose, and hold hands and all that good stuff, but there aren't many illnesses in my school, but they clearly couldn't just close down school for the younger kids leave the high school open.
 
But correct me if I'm wrong, your standard influenza virus isn't THIS contagious is it, to, in one day, spread to 50 kids? I smell H1N1 in the air.   
 
In the meantime... wash your damn hands. 
 
 UPDATE: I don't have school tomorrow either due to the... epidemic. Friday is teachers' institute. Monday is Veteran's day. 
 
Yes, that is indeed a 5 day weekend =)    
Posted by Zajtalan

lucky

Posted by LiquidPrince
@Zajtalan said:
" lucky "
Uh huh...
Posted by NickL

wow wow wow, i was fine with your post until you told me to practice good hygiene...

Posted by Kraznor

I had a bout of this after PAX. Its basically a bad flu that spreads mad easy, so yeah, sounds like that is whats going on.

Edited by ThePhantomnaut

Damn, heck people in my college barely wash their hands after they took a one.

Posted by rjayb89

I'll wash my hands if you say the magic word.

Posted by clubsandwich

lucky bastard, I have a difficult exam tomorrow. ffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Posted by Damien

Swine flu is the coolest.  You ain't cool unless you swine flu your pants.
 
If swine flu is cool, then consider me Miles Davis.

Posted by natetodamax

Last week there were 400 kids absent from my school.

Posted by eroticfishcake

Not much flu but plenty of colds in this country.

Posted by gingertastic_10

In my town we haven't had one case of it.

Posted by Capum15

I think my city might have a case or two of it. Though I'm out of High School right now and just being lazy, so it doesn't really matter to me, because I never leave the house (no reason to).

Posted by FluxWaveZ

Haha, lame...

Edited by HitmanAgent47

Start saying oink alot at school when your back there, or keep saying you swine really loud to random ppl.

Posted by damnboyadvance

H1N1 or not, it's not unusual to close a school if that many kids get sick. And those days cut into your summer break, so you shouldn't celebrate THAT much.

Posted by Tireyo

Wow.....

Posted by iam3green

it is crazy to hear that. i think the kids have it because of their age and how they can get more sick then older people. it is good i guess, it's the middle of the week so u can do what ever. 
 
this reminds me one time during the winter when i was younger. it was winter time so there are winter storms. the news reporting that there was going to be a big storm all the stations were saying this. so school was canceled. the next day it didn't even snow.

Posted by demontium

Wow, how ignorantly lucky!

Edited by MrSnow
You lucky son of a bitch.  No offence but
 
I want a day off!!!{cries}
Posted by Everyones_A_Critic
@SJSchmidt93 said:
"In the meantime... wash your damn hands. "
Amen to that. Kids are like breeding grounds for these things.
Posted by Pie
@natetodamax said:
" Last week there were 400 kids absent from my school. "
Everything I hear about your school just makes it sound more awesome
Posted by GunnBjorn

I wash my hands several times a day with anti-septic soap, especially after toilet visits and before meals or meal preparations. 
Still, the (swine)-flu is airborne, so you can easily get infected through the respiratory system. 
There's no full proof method to prevent it. 
Unless you resort to use colloidal silver water internally and externally, with a high risk of contracting argyria.
Posted by wefwefasdf

I got the swine flu last week. Cleared up in a couple days.

Posted by dbz1995

YOUR TEACHER IS A PEDOPHILE AND GAVE THEM ALL CLAMYDIA.

Posted by ParanoidFreak

 Don't worry about it, it's no worse than the regular flu. 

Posted by SJSchmidt93

UPDATE: I don't have school tomorrow either due to the... epidemic. Friday is teachers' institute. Monday is Veteran's day. 
 
Yes, that is indeed a 5 day weekend =)

Posted by ArchScabby

I knew swine flu wasn't all bad.

Posted by RHCPfan24
@SJSchmidt93 said:
Yes, that is indeed a 5 day weekend =) "
HOLY SHIT. Damn.....you lucky bastard. Your school must get scared easily!!! That would never happen in the world of Bergen County, New Jersey.