[QUOTE=bethishooked;1092238]I just took my ds (a senior) out for a week in September. It was totally his decision when we were in the planning stages as to whether he would want to do this or not. He already has a short day due to having pretty much enough credits to graduate with the exception of mandatory 4th year of english. Prior to, I called the school to see if it was even something to consider. They said it was fine, with his history and good grades. He had to bring a form to each teacher signing off that they agree he can miss a week of their class. Every single teacher signed it, with good wishes, a couple asking if they could go with. The day before we left, got a call from his Dean telling me the Assistant Principal asked him to call and tell me my Son will be considered “Truant” if he took that time off. I guess spending time with your family, with all the teachers best wishes is a bad thing. The Assistant Principal didn’t even have the guts to call me himself to have a discussion about his last minute warning. My Son is now truant (with already Merit Scholarship letter in hand from a college)![/QUOTE]
Woo-hoo! A scofflaw! :laugh:
See… the original answer was so SENSIBLE. “He’s got a great record, it’s not going to be a problem, go and have fun.”
They’re so afraid that they have to treat every child EXACTLY THE SAME that they don’t dare tell a good student that it’s okay for him to miss something, because then others will ask why it’s not okay for a them, and the administrators are afraid to say, “Because you’re struggling/because you’ve spent a year not trying very hard/because you never do your homework/because you’re an idiot.” (Okay, maybe not that last one. :biggrin:)
If I were able to take a trip with my kids… 5th grade and preschool… I’d take them out of school in a hot second!