[QUOTE=Mickeybug;1014537]Just did this in Oct. Only had 1 day for fall break so we took the girls out the following week as well. At the beginning of the year we notified the teachers of this. As time came closer DD10 & DD11’s teachers were very cooperative about the makeup work, but neither would give it to us until the day before we left, which meant homework on the trip. DD14’s teachers were not so giving, to the point of refusal of giving prior assignments. We were told to ck it daily on the computer for the assignments, even after I told her we would not have computer access where we were going, she still refused. :mad: Needless to say we had a LOT of work to chatch up on, work her teacher didn’t want to allow since it wasn’t an excused absence but did anyway. DD14was miserable for weeks after, as the other 2 were when making them take time out each day for their work.
So, any many have posted it all depends on age, grade, teachers etc.[/QUOTE]
Really? That is wrong! I am and advocate of education, I went to college, and expect that by children will also, but everything we learn in life does not take place in the classroom. It sounds petty to me, as if the teacher feels undervalued because you are taking a vaction during “their” time. I for one refuse to take homework on vacation…I will work with my children diligently before and after, but family time is more important to me. Having said that if my children struggled academically I would not even consider allowing them to miss school, but the last time I checked I’m pretty certain that I was the parent.:pirate: