We received a note after 1st qtr because Hunter had missed 8 days. He was home sick with the flu for 2 and we were out of town for a third. The other 5 were because the school made me keep him home. He came home with lice one day (a neighbor, who attends the same school had it). They called me in the am to pick up. I took him home, treated the lice (on all kids - 5 heads to comb, pick, etc. What a pain!) And, after checking him the next morning (no lice) sent him to school. They called right away and said come back and get him. There are still nits. I asked when he could come back and they said only when all nits (even dead ones) are gone. Took forever. Finally went back after missing a week of school. I called the assistant principal when I got the letter and explained the 3 absences I was responsible for and told him its not my fault they wouldn't let him back the other 5 (although I totally understand why - I wish someone hadn't let the other kid back, then maybe we wouldn't have gotten it) I also explained to him again about Hunter's D and the fact that there would be absences. He was cool about it. On the flip side - his teacher's are letting him slack on assignments and homework (because of D) and he didn't do very good on his first report card. I have a mtg scheduled w/ them to explain that, while he shouldn't be penalized for problems with D, he needs to turn in the assignments if he is still going to be held accountable for them. And would they, PLEASE, let me know what he needs to turn in. (also had BIG talk w/ him about being responsible for his own work!)
Patsy 37, mom to
Hunter, 11, dx 12/12/08 Pumping - Revel 7/27/10 - finally!
wife to Blake, 38