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Old 08-02-2018, 01:20 PM   #16
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I've taken my kids out of school for 8 days. We had no issues. At the time, they were 4th grade, 1st grade, and Pre-K. And they had surprisingly little work to make up. They are really good students, so that helps. And like you said, I gave their teachers lots of advance warning.

I'm planning another trip for February of 2020 and we'll probably take them out for that many days again. Sadly, I think it will be our last trip like that for awhile. By the next trip, my oldest will be in high school, and I've heard it's hard for the students to miss just one day of school, let alone a week plus. So we may be switching to summer visits.

Have fun on your trip! So many great memories are made at that age.
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One of my favorite trip remembrances is the kids doing their journal for their teachers. We have two from each of them when they were barely writing so it's mostly pictures. Great souvenirs. We asked them to draw and write about their favorite thing that day.
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One of my favorite trip remembrances is the kids doing their journal for their teachers. We have two from each of them when they were barely writing so it's mostly pictures. Great souvenirs. We asked them to draw and write about their favorite thing that day.
That’s really cute. What a great keepsake!
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I never had any issues taking either kid out of school- elementary, middle school & high school- I would write a note for the teach prior to us leaving. 7 school days and each might have had "homework" to do while on vacation.

I always thought it was easier to take a child out of school in elementary. However Family time is just as important as an education!

I say go and Enjoy!
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I'm taking my daughter (and a friend) out for 5 days. They are in 7th grade.

I think it is a personal choice on what is too many days. I'm not happy to take my daughter out for 5 days, but IMO it's harder the older they get. I think kindergarten, first or second they should be fine.

We haven't ever tried to plan around breaks before b/c the first days they take away for weather are school break days (not end of year). So it's a 50/50 shot anyway.
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I'm taking my two DS (one in 6th the other 11th grade) out for 5 days this December. I'm limited to when I can take vacation at work and we booked this trip last year for free dining on a bounce back over when DH and I spent a long weekend. I do feel terrible but at the same time I always tell teachers at the beginning of the school year. Thankfully this semester my oldest DS only has 2 main classes....the other is a study hall and elective. I'm not going to sweat it and enjoy my week with my family!!!
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I take my son out of school for a week every December. He's in high school now. We let the school know in advance and take his computer so he can do his work.
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