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post #321 of 338
That does seem overwhelming Ruthla. It seems like a perspective that should be heard so that the entire process could be rethought. I am not saying you should take it to the school board, just that it is a very real situation for your dd to get through this week.
post #322 of 338
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She's still not 100% health-wise, and now she has all this work to make up, AFTER a full day of school. (
How much time does she have to make up the work? At my DD's school, it's one day for each day missed, so she would have all this week AND next weekend to make up the work.

Also, the teachers at DDs school will write down their assignements and leave them in the office if requested. If my kids are sick, I can stop by after 2:00, and there is a little stack of assignments. The secretary has a master key to all the lockers and we can get the books out. It works well when a child is too sick to go to school, but well enough to read a literature assignment.
post #323 of 338
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That does seem overwhelming Ruthla. It seems like a perspective that should be heard so that the entire process could be rethought. I am not saying you should take it to the school board, just that it is a very real situation for your dd to get through this week.
take what to the school board? If you are out for a week, you have missed a week of instruction. If you miss a week of instruction, you will not be able to pass the tests on that instruction if you don't make it up. This is not like homeschooling where if you are sick, all work stops and you pick up where you left off- the other students are there, continuing on. If you don't make it up, you are going to fall behind.
post #324 of 338
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How much time does she have to make up the work? At my DD's school, it's one day for each day missed, so she would have all this week AND next weekend to make up the work.
There's no specific time frame. She's talking to each individual teacher about what needs to be made up, and they understand that she has numerous subjects and may not be able to make up all the work immediately. She can't stay 9th period (extra help time) in all subjects simultaneously- if she's staying for math, she's not making up her science test, and if she's making up her science test, she's not making up her Spanish test. There may be specific assignments that won't need to be made up- I don't think the math teacher needs her to hand in every single thing they did for homework and classwork last week, but she does need to learn the material so she can take the test on it.

There really isn't any pressure to get everything done in an unmanagable time frame, but she DOES have to make up the work she missed plus keep up with the current work, and she's still a bit sick. It's highly unlikely that she'll be fully caught up before Hanukkah begins.
post #325 of 338
*Bump*

Hey, how did everyone's semesters end?
We are definitely glad to be on break! My dd has decided to return in January. I was kind of hoping for a return to homeschooling. LOL
She had a wonderful experience with Biology but that teacher is moving away. Geometry was not too much fun and she is glad to be out of that classroom. We're ready for a couple of weeks to decompress and then back for two new courses right after the 1st.
post #326 of 338


We are so glad to be out, Alex was sent home with a 12 page packet to do over christmas break* she said she was the only one that got that packet*
Found out the district really does drag their feet when getting a evaluation done, her teachers have to try some things in class with her for 6weeks before they will attempt to move forward to doing a formal evaluation.
post #327 of 338
Can I join? After 2 1/2 yrs of HS we decided to try ps after the winter break..I'm reallly nervous since my kids have never set foot inside ps, but after begging and pleading and a cross country move we figured we'd give it a shot..keeping our fingers crossed here!
post #328 of 338
I won't lie... It has been an adjustment. There are pros and cons like there are with any choice.

Many of the problems/concerns I thought I would find are there. There are also good things about it and my dd that is in public school is happy.

Our family is strong enough to face what I feel are the cons but I am glad not to have sent them to ps 8 years ago. The time I spend homeschooling is well spent as is most of the time I spend working for a strong and healthy family. I am pleased to report that sending her to ps didn't make our family weak and problem filled.

just babbling here...
post #329 of 338
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We are so glad to be out, Alex was sent home with a 12 page packet to do over christmas break
My dd has a packet to do as well - 16 pages of geometry to prepare them for the end of course exam. Why they couldn't have given it out earlier in the semester for them to work on a little at a time instead of ruining break, I just don't get it!

That is awful that they are being so slow about evaluating your daughter. Did you request it in writing? I know in our state they have to do the evaluation in a certain amount of time once they receive it in writing. However, if it is only promised orally they can delay as long as they want. If you haven't asked it writing, I would do so ASAP.
post #330 of 338


mom2ponygirl~ I didn't request it in writing since i was told i didn't need to since the teachers have already went to the school district about my daughters problems.The school district truly doesn't want to spend the time since they want the teachers to work with her for 6wks and if nothing improves then they will bring in a team and do a formal evaluation. Of course my dh thinks her getting 12pages of work to do is fine and doesn't want to pull her out of school yet.

post #331 of 338
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mom2ponygirl~ I didn't request it in writing since i was told i didn't need to since the teachers have already went to the school district about my daughters problems.T
I wouldn't believe them when they say you don't need to put it in writing. They may mean well but they will still let it slide unless there is a paper trail. It is human nature in a large and busy place. Go ahead and put it in writing and if they fuss, just smile and say, Oh, I'm sorry I misunderstood, I thought I needed to have it in writing. Now, when will that evaluation be done?
post #332 of 338
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Originally Posted by SoCaliMommy View Post


We are so glad to be out, Alex was sent home with a 12 page packet to do over christmas break* she said she was the only one that got that packet*
Found out the district really does drag their feet when getting a evaluation done, her teachers have to try some things in class with her for 6weeks before they will attempt to move forward to doing a formal evaluation.
I'd go ahead and make a written request for the evaluation as soon as schools reopen in January. Making your DD suffer for another 6 weeks is NOT acceptable.

What kind of packet is it? 12 pages sounds like a lot, but it might not be so bad if it's only a few things on each page. Is it too hard for her? Does she get anxious if you take out the packet and work on it with her? I wouldn't force her to do it if it's too hard or anxiety-producing, or if you personally can't see the educational benefit of it.

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Originally Posted by aslyn View Post
Can I join? After 2 1/2 yrs of HS we decided to try ps after the winter break..I'm reallly nervous since my kids have never set foot inside ps, but after begging and pleading and a cross country move we figured we'd give it a shot..keeping our fingers crossed here!
Welcome!!!
post #333 of 338


Ruthla~ She is doing okay working on it.Dh thinks they started the process the month before the parent teacher confrence * which was the start of this month* so he thinks their 6wks of trying to help her is almost up.
post #334 of 338
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mom2ponygirl Of course my dh thinks her getting 12pages of work to do is fine and doesn't want to pull her out of school yet.

It seems to me (and I have read this whole thread) that you are not OK with her being in school and how it is unfolding...and DH is.

I doubt any of this is going to change any time soon. Your DD has been in school several months now, you have given it a good shot and do not like it as far as I can tell.

Why does your husband get to decided where she goes to school? Why is his say more valued than yours? When do you get to try things a different way - as what he wants is not working for you and it is highly questionable whether it is working for your DD?

Honestly, I think you need to have it out with the man.

Hugs,

kathy
post #335 of 338
Snow Day, hurray!
post #336 of 338
My girls are back at school today. I think it would be a waste of a snow day if we had today off- they'll appreciate the break a lot more when they've actually been in school.

I will say, though, that having "homework for the break" at the middle and high school level makes a lot of sense. Instead of "partying for a week and a half" and then jumping back into school today, they spent the weekend doing homework and getting back into the school mindset before they returned.
post #337 of 338
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Originally Posted by aslyn View Post
Can I join? After 2 1/2 yrs of HS we decided to try ps after the winter break..I'm reallly nervous since my kids have never set foot inside ps, but after begging and pleading and a cross country move we figured we'd give it a shot..keeping our fingers crossed here!
Well the kids were SUPPOSED to be able to start today, however the district will not let them start without any records from California (we tried a virtual academy this fall to have my dd tested for special ed) so we wait until they decide to get off their arses and test them or get something from California..what a pita
post #338 of 338

I'm super late in finding this thread! Hi! shy.gif

 

My DS ( almost 8) has been homeschooled since Kindergarten, but DH and I feel maybe he needs to go to Public School next year (for various reasons). My DD (6) has gone to public school and they both seem a bit excited to go to school together :) But I'm sure it will still be an adjustment for my little man. 

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