Parents have been clamoring for their children's respective schools to close due to swine flu fears for the past few weeks. Today, parents at P.S. 209 in the Bronx feel that their kids' school was finally closed. NY1 reports that "209 out of 241 students were absent on Friday and 116 were absent yesterday." Though there are no confirmed cases of swine flu at the schools, parents explained, "This is basically what we wanted all along, just to make sure that all the services and everything were clean because they had so many kids out with flu-like symptoms," and "These are our children and they are precious and we want the same rights that they have to close the schools down and wash them down in Queens." P.S. 209 will reopen on June 8; here's more on school attendance rates.