Its ridiculous how often kids are getting sick at school. dd is coming up on her 1st month there and has already missed 1/3 of it due to illness. I'm not the only parent who is not happy about there kids always getting sick. We may be out for a couple weeks now, I have to take dd to the Dr today because I'm sure she has pneumonia again. She's been pretty healthy the last 2 years and only sick sick once in the last year. She's been in preschool school full time the last year in a 1 room building separated by 6 foot high room dividers to separate the classrooms and there were around 100 kids in there. Rarely were any of the kids sick. Why? Because the school was VERY proactive in preventing the spread of germs, every child was looked over at arrival or signs of illness like cough, runny nose ect and if they showed any signs they were not allowed to stay. (allergies required a Dr's note) Because of this strict policy parents didn't even try to sneak the kid in drugged because as soon as it wore off you'd be getting a phone call anyway. They also pushed handwashing after pretty much every activity it seemed. As a result we only saw 1 cold in the last year<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I asked dd's school what measures they took to ensure kids stay healthy and they looked at me like I had 2 heads. I'd at least like to get them to start a hand washing campaign to stop the spread of germs and bring down the sick days rate. I'm ready to pull dd from school today because of this but I'm willing to approach this to see what we can do but this constant getting sick has gotta stop.