[QUOTE=Mickey Mom;953559]Our kids are still fairly young (2/4/6) only two are currently in school, but we always pull them out of school. Our average trip is 10-12 nights, but this year we did a 14night trip and pulled them out of school for 15 days. In our line of work the summer is extremely busy and not condusive to us taking vacation time. We also try to avoid crowds at all costs, so it works better to go during the school year.
Our teachers never have a problem unless the child is struggling with studies. I always ask upfront for homework and we start doing extra work a week or two before we leave.
We went to Disney almost every year as I was growing up and my parents always took me out of school, even through high school/college it was never an issue. It all depends on the parent/school/child.[/QUOTE]
Ditto. We stayed 14 days last fall and my daughter was starting a new middle school and we took her out for 10 days of school. We discussed it with the headmaster and basically told him the above and that we valued family time. Luckily our kids are good students, and we always request the homework ahead of time and turn it in promptly. Most teachers were more concerned that she understood the material, not how many homework assignments were completed. Looks like we’ll be down to 9 days this year, but the schools are used to it by now. Never even a hint of a complaint.