Our school district is very proactive. We got a 3-page double-sided letter home today about the procedures they have implemented (extra hand washing breaks, extra hand sanitizers in the classrooms, extra cleanings of the rooms by the janitors, etc). All common sense things to do. One of the things that they "may implement if the flu becomes more severe. (1) active fever and flu symptom screening as students and staff arrive at school (2) dismissing students from school for at least 7 days if they become sick" While I agree that if the child has swine flu, keeping them home a week is a good idea, but what if it is just a cold. My kids are usually pretty healthy but my niece could miss the whole year if every time she is sick they send her home for a week!!! Here's hoping the swine flu just goes away!