Letter to teachers about missing school
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I just spoke to the boys' teachers yesterday (and the day before). I actually got most of my 4th grader's homework already--- before school has even started! His teacher wrote it on his calendar, gave me his "what he usually gives a student going on vacation" packet and said to just pack a book for him to read on the way down and home. For him, said it was actually better to take it now because he would probably blow the "SURPRISE" trip by saying "Hey man, have a great time in WDW next week" Plus, I'll be able to use this packet as part of the memories of the trip since he has to write thoughts each day...
The Kindergarten teacher just said... "send a note" and "how cool is that?!" for the surprise trip... but my boys are bright and I am not concerned about them missing a few days early in the year. I am fortunate on many levels.
Although I agree the detailed letter can be overkill. I was glad to use it when DD's principal explained that the vacation will be approved however, those with added info about the educational value of the trip will be marked as an EXCUSSED absence instead of UNEXCUSSED. Not really sure if it really matters that much but, we are taking our vacation early in the year and not willing to risk racking up the missed days so soon. Teachers did just get a note with the details and info on how to contact me if needed.