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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Scenario:
Your 9th grader is doing an online virtual school for high school.  She likes the workload and seems to be doing okay.  The 3rd week of school she gets very sick with pertussis.  Now, with the very real possibility that she may be sick and not 100% until christmas, the work keeps piling up and she is getting overwhelmed.  There is NO ROOM for the parent to adjust her schedule.  Its a fixed schedule and the parents or learning coach cannot adjust it. So work keeps piling up.

 

What would you do?  Keep her in and hope for the best or pull her out, so she can work at her own pace and focus on getting well?

Thanks

post #2 of 8

I would probably pull her out.

post #3 of 8

First I'd see about giving a max dose of vitamin c spread through every day to see if that hurries recovery along and lessens the symptoms enough to work anyway. Occasionally all the stages of pertussis can be over in a month. If she got more behind than she could handle bouncing back from or a grading time came up with everything incomplete, I'd totally pull her out and go with a plan b. Are different virtual schools available to you? The virtual school my brother is doing allows them to work at their own pace, he's rushing through things 3 grades a year (bored gifted kid that he is). Or do you have an interest in another kind of curriculum?

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

I am giving her immune boosting herbs, supplements etc.

There are a few different virtual schools, but all are on a "school schedule".

post #5 of 8

I would keep copies of the school material - print off what you can of the lesson plans for the year etc, search amazon, ebay etc for your own books, compile your own 'school' for this year then withdraw from 'virtual school' but since she likes it, keep up the lessons as much as you can.  Its really not that difficult to keep up once you have the books and the lessons/binders already.  Just make your copies and go forward at her own pace.

Re-evaluate next year and see what she wants to do.  I would keep a spreadsheet of her classes, projects and work for this year so you can create a transcript.

post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by Nursingnaturalmom View Post

Scenario:
Your 9th grader is doing an online virtual school for high school.  She likes the workload and seems to be doing okay.  The 3rd week of school she gets very sick with pertussis.  Now, with the very real possibility that she may be sick and not 100% until christmas, the work keeps piling up and she is getting overwhelmed.  There is NO ROOM for the parent to adjust her schedule.  Its a fixed schedule and the parents or learning coach cannot adjust it. So work keeps piling up.

 

What would you do?  Keep her in and hope for the best or pull her out, so she can work at her own pace and focus on getting well?

Thanks

 

If there is no flexibility in the schedule and she is falling behind then I would just pull her out and let her work at her own pace.

post #7 of 8

If there's no way to get her enrolled in a later term, I would pull her for the semester, let her work at her own pace now, and see how things pick up, maybe re-enroll in January, and if not, work through summer to complete the term and re-enroll in fall if that's an option.

 

Get well soon!

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

thought I would post an update.  She is much better and is trying to get caught up.  She likes the work and the challenge so for now, I'm going to leave it as it is and see what happens.

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