My kids were ill from time to time, it happens, but I was always on the phone to the school the moment I thought that someone would be there. They never called me, I called them.
And if they were uppity with me, I would simply have said that my child was still ill, because, IMO they still are for a full day after a gastro. If they had asked if I had seen a doctor, I would say that if they got any worse, I'd be taking them to see the toubib and if not, then they should be in the following day and if not, I'd call again at the same time the following day.
And our GP did not appreciate having his waiting room clogged up with minor ailments.
Its a good thing to phone them and let them know, its also a good thing that they phone you if you dont, if a child goes missing for whatever reason, hopefully just a missed bus etc, then what could be precious time will not be lost.
Re asking about the médécin, maybe they are just being a little insistent, I always asked my employees the same question but some families might reply that they dont have the money for a consultation and in that case the conseilleur d'education or whatever the name is may offer to help in the interests of the child.
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