We have been driving to MCO for 18 years, our kids are now 16 and 11 1/2.
We are leaving in 3 days and we are pulling them out 1 day ahead of vacation, in Feb it was 2.
Now that my son is in HS it’s alot harder, although he’s a great student, etc etc. They do cover alot and he was out for two weeks one week in Sept for a football injury and right before xmas for ear surgery.
Even though I go to school, get the work, he makes it up, even with dr’s notes they complain! Go figure!
Now that he is in HS they will not “pre give” him the work he will miss, although we always tell them a few* months ahead I even email the guidance/teacher listing etc etc they will not give the work out so we can take it on vacation, that stinks! So it’s very important he cannot miss alot.
When he gets back the teachers make a big thing to stay after school to help make up work (in NE especially here in the burbs) alot of the teachers I feel shouldn’t be teaching, I mean they moan and groan about staying after to help kids, I had to contact the principal’s office=they should really be in another line of work.
They promise you one thing, then after vacation, my son and myself have to chase these people to stay after to make things up if he missed a quiz,etc etc.
My dd is in elementary school, and I agree with the teacher who posted, it’s before vacation, she is a great student, so when she goes back they give her the work to make up. It’s my son in HS I am always concerned about.
Try to reschedule your trip, save yourself alot of hassling and your kids would be missing out on alot, I feel a couple days is okay, but 8 or 9 days in my opinion is alot.
Good luck in your decision.
3 more days to see the Mouse!