Introduction: How to Leave School Early

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Sometimes you make it to school in the morning, and you just don't want to be there. I'll be a senior in the fall, so needless to say, over the past eleven years I've gotten pretty creative and tweaked my system until it was flawless. So here it is, the method that never fails...

Best of Luck! This method has sent me home many times, hopefully it will do the same for you.

Step 1: Go to the Bathroom.

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Like all other good ways to go home, a trip to the bathroom sets the mood. Go to the bathroom, bring your cell phone, sit down on the toilet, and enjoy 7-10 minutes of your favorite game. If you're going to play some games, make sure your game settings are on silent.

If you don't bring your cellphone, just chill in the stall for a while. Or you can make a quick stop by your locker and get your calculator, TI-83/TI-84. I have a bunch of games on mine. Just relax and burn up some time.

Step 2: Head Back to Class.

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Go back to class. With any luck your teacher will be sitting at their desk and not standing there teaching. DON'T SIT DOWN. Go straight to the teacher's desk and say: "Hey, my stomach isn't feeling too hot, may I go to the nurse please?" (Or the office if the nurse isn't there.) Without doubt I always get "Sure Eric, head on down".

Step 3: Talk the Talk...

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Once you get to the nurse or office, stay confident and serious. Just say you've been to the restroom a few times this morning, and your stomach isn't feeling good. Say you have been making frequent trips to the restroom and want to go home. Something along those lines, just get the idea of mad diarrhea across. Do not tell them you have a stomach ache, if you do they'll just give you some tums and tell you to wait it out. Let it be known that you're about to explode. More than likely they'll tell you to call your Mom, and then you're home free.

Step 4: Don't Take No for an Answer!

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Once in a blue moon they'll give you some kind of medication and tell you to go back to class. Don't let this scare you away. Do as they say. Simply go to your next class and then make another return to the nurse/office. Let it be known that you have gone to the bathroom again and it has gotten worse. Tell them you wish to go home. Most importantly keep a straight face and be linguistic. They eat it up haha.


mommyof1977 (author)2017-10-26

i have tired to get out of school but then my mother was like you have miss ed to much school and need to stay at school

mommyof1977 (author)2017-10-26

i wish that i could do that but then my mom will say that i cant miss any more school i would have to get a doctors note

mark_lowry (author)2017-05-19

i have failed

mark_lowry (author)2017-05-19

help me get out of regency high school

mark_lowry (author)2017-05-19

thank you for making this

wu__ya (author)2009-08-23

this will never work becuase they'll only send you home if u have a teperture thingu -.-

Earthy Eric (author)wu__ya2009-08-24

the standards for being sent home varies from school to school. i have tried this many times and it has never failed me... what do you ususally do to go home?

mason0190 (author)Earthy Eric2009-12-15

go to the bathroom, intentionally cough a lot, i mean a LOT, and get my throat nice n' irritated. Then, get a rag and fdrench it in hot water. Wring it, then dab it on your forehead and in your ears. Squeeze the rest into your mouth. Then go to the nurse (quickly, you may cool down and lose your makeshift fever!) and complain of a sore throat. it'll look really irritated and red, and you will have a fever (the water was hot, right?). The nurse will likely send you home!

LoganS54 (author)mason01902017-03-06

This has never worked for me

cdavies6 (author)mason01902011-11-24

also when i was in primary school i just said i don't fell well and it worked

but i was in yr 1

wu__ya (author)Earthy Eric2009-08-24

Try to be lucky

Chowmix12 (author)wu__ya2010-05-26

my school doesn't have running hot water...

kkibler (author)Chowmix122011-05-17

Oh, god! What kind of school is that? Don't they know that hot water is better than cold to fight germs? If I were you, I'd go to the principal and complain about it, giving them "scientific evidence." They might do something about it. (And you can use the methods to go home.)

Grazerquart (author)wu__ya2012-09-01

diarrhea doesn't make you have a fever

_Cristiano_b (author)2017-03-06

Is there another way to leave school early without going to the office and fake your sickness or how can u convince your mom to let u out early ?

shaunda.childers (author)2017-02-28

i go home all the time though

shaunda.childers (author)2017-02-28

how do u make it look like u have a high fever

shaunda.childers (author)2017-02-28

why not just go and ask to call your mom

terrbear14 (author)2016-03-03

What I do is I just sometimes if no one is looking or no one is around I would walk straight out the doors

Craigdocherty11 (author)2016-02-23

Our school doesn't have Nurses we just have Guidance Councillors OLSO if u have something wrong with u eating disorder mental disability I have bulimia and my guidance counselor sends me home for 2 weekd

IvyP2 (author)2016-01-03

This is priceless

legendthedragon (author)2015-08-18

well i would never want to leave school so...

USAcalc (author)2013-10-03

I have a teacher(called Ms.mayfield) she is the haredest,most meanest teacher in my school!!!!!!!
literaly she shouts all the time even wen ur wispering
and do u guys have technology classes in ur school? cause I really am looking for a great simple and easy college that studys technology!!


fourleafclover (author)2009-07-18

That would never work in my school! My teachers never fall for anything like that. The best I've done is saying that the back of my mouth hurts and I was told to just eat on the other side (of course my mouth didn't really hurt!)

kkibler (author)fourleafclover2011-05-17

how can you just eat in front of your mouth? You have to swallow it eventually! How STUPID are teachers nowadays?

djr6789 (author)2009-03-02

if i dont wanna go 2 skwl i just tell my mum i wanna stay home .or ill do something stupid and just get suspended form there lol

Rock Soldier (author)djr67892009-06-21

or ill do something stupid and just get suspended form there lol
I can see it now...
Djr! What are you doing with the lighting fluid by the torches!

djr6789 (author)Rock Soldier2009-06-22

i think it would go more like this.......
Djr! why are you throwing lighting fluid on me!
ull find out in a minute
*loud screams * lol

KottonKandy (author)djr67892010-01-20

How about this. . . *lights go out* you grab lighter/match out of pocket. "Its ok everyone, I have a light. . ." Teacher: djr. . .give that here. NOW." You: Ok. *stubs toe on box in isle. . .picks up box* Yo, teach. . .whats T-N-T spell? Jus second. . .lemme hold this lighter a lil closer. . ." Teacher STOP! NOW! " *lights come on * You: Oh. I guess that was just a shoebox. The brand name of those shoes must have been T-N-T. Hope I didn't worry y'all." *teacher has minor heart atack.* Dudes, I think we got ourselves a day off! LOL

djr6789 (author)KottonKandy2010-01-21

lmao that story should be a book

mason0190 (author)djr67892011-05-16

Djr, what's that in your locker?
It's a science project.
What's in your hand?
My cell phone.
A few hours later, during 6th Period: The bomb in your locker goes off.

Rock Soldier (author)djr67892009-06-22


pikmin205 (author)2010-10-05

A while ago (1st grade) i found that pushing in your neck bone makes yoou cough and leaves red marks inside your throaght, so i tried this, and i got sent home for "strep throat."

Laslo Paniflex (author)2008-10-14

As a grade seven teacher, I can vouch for this approach. It would definitely work well... once.

jchar77 (author)Laslo Paniflex2009-01-16

Grade sevens get so dodgey when they want to go home...

Marsanni (author)jchar772010-08-29

True, that.

Kelly271 (author)2009-08-11

This used to work out at my school I would just say "Can i go to the bathroom?" so they write me a pass and i would go home lol. It even got me and my friends out of a load of trouble a few times when they asked what we were doing skipping (i have a LONG history of this lol) we would say we are on our way down to the office to call home and we got away with it and got to go home XD couldn't believe it worked. Now the truancy officer has a room in that office she can see everyone who comes in if she suspects you are faking it (she does this to EVERYONE) you get a lecture from her and will have to be evaluated by her before you get to call home : / it blows its really hard to call home sick now even if you are really sick she send you back to class man i miss freshmen year : /

LkArio (author)Kelly2712009-11-12

That really sucks :( It's like prison.

Thundertydus (author)Kelly2712009-09-09

My science teacher lets us go home anytime we want, but if we get caught, we have to tell them that we were going to the washroom The occasional kid ratted on the teacher, and the teacher (in front of us) Replied, "He just said he went to the wash room, but he never came back" Meanwhile we are all laughing

becauseican (author)2009-08-31

my nurseonly sends me home if i have a temp. actually one time i faked this horrible cough when i was in the fifth grade because i was about to get in trouble for not having supplies.

gnasty gnork (author)2009-08-26

lol i wouldnt want to leave school cuz im too busy flirting

maracate (author)2009-08-06

I've managed t o go home a few times with stomach aches combined with headaches, but after a few tries the nurse just gives me saltines and tells me to got to class...

Flumpkins (author)2008-08-21

Who doesn't know this trick? 5/5

Rock Soldier (author)Flumpkins2009-06-21


Flumpkins (author)Rock Soldier2009-06-22


jchar77 (author)Flumpkins2009-01-16

I don't. Then again. I am scared of taking medicine. And when I'm scared, People can usually tell because I get stuttery and shake. And therefore I can be detected

Rock Soldier (author)jchar772009-06-21

Use that to your advantage. Claim that you're kinda weak from being sick, so your legs are weak, and the stuttering part, i don't know, speak impediment?

cornflaker (author)jchar772009-02-04

Just say you don't want to take any medication and that you don't like taking drugs because they can have unknown side effects or something they can't force it down your throat. Infact here in Australia they actually aren't even aloud to give us panadol (or anything) even if we want it.

same here but I'm in Tennessee(u.s.a.)

we cant even take our own meds for when we are really sick

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