A Sick Day
It is a school day. Ann wakes up her child, Jill. Jill feels hot. She has a fever. Jill is sick. She should not go to school. She needs to stay home and rest. The school rule is that sick children must stay home.
Ann calls the school office. She tells the school worker about Jill. The school worker thanks Ann for her call. Ann asks if there is any schoolwork for Jill to do at home.
“Yes,” says the school worker. “It will be in the school office at noon.”
The school staff knows that Jill is sick before the start of the school day. They know why Jill will not be in school.