Oh, do it. The school will freak out. They’ll live.
Sorry. I have an attitude. I get tired of hearing from the school how they need every precious second of instruction time… except for the hour spent here or there for the fundraising kick-off. And then for their actual fundraiser. And then for “movie day” and this and that and another. It’s SECOND GRADE. This isn’t going to affect her transcripts for college. :happy:
Their TRUE motivation, as far as I’m concerned, is the money they lose when kids aren’t in school. And when they poor-mouth, I laugh at them. If they’ve got the money to waste in some of the truly stupid ways that they do, they’ll live if my kids are out of school.
THAT SAID… in our school district, being out for more than 5 days of unexcused absence is considered a truancy and could be turned into a law-enforcement/child protective services issue. It’s one of those things I would LOVE to take on.
(I hope your kids have wonderful teachers who realize the importance of family time. They may not be able to give you all of the work ahead of time because they may not have it easily available and I also believe teachers shouldn’t have to go out of their way to accommodate something like this… but they can certainly make it harder or easier depending on their attitude.)