NEW UPDATE: We got a email from her social studies teacher about the F on the test & he said that giving a retake she got even less right. He said our dd is a pleasant young lady, and he does enjoy having her in class. She is always pleasant and respectful to him. But he is at a loss as to what to do in order her to assist her. He is convinced she is capable of doing much better than she is. This test is over the constitution & she got an F on the quiz given before. What's up with this?? Now what do we think?
UPDATE: Yes, her grades come first. We decided to let her do track, then her usual soccer (that's only 2 days a week) and we have decided to not give her new phone, ipod, new track shoes, & new track back pack till her F's come up (there are 4 F's now). My dilemma is always... if I only go by her final grades (which nothing is lower than a B- currently) as the daily grades go downward esp. with F's on tests & quizzes they go down swiftly. We decided to let her do track as there is after school study hall right before track so she can get help from a teacher or a student (friend) with her work. If we don't let her start track today she will just let her come home everyday & veg in her room & not get the help she needs. She will not be getting her new track shoes, backpack, phone, ipod till the grades are up. What do you think?? Was this a good or bad decision??
My 14 yo dd has an outstanding F on a quiz in Math & a F on a DMR in math, a F in social studies on a test. She is starting track on Monday & has had these 3 bad grades outstanding for all of last week. IT'S ALWAYS HAVING TO DO WITH GOING OUT FOR SPORTS. We can handle every other aspect of consequncing. They have not been taken care of & she has till tomorrow to get them up to at least c's before we will let her go out for track. Does anyone require this on weekly grades (not the final grades)? This is an ongoing pattern that gets rectified then becomes a problem again in a few weeks. My dh & I think sports are important in so... many aspects but grades are MORE important so if she happens to get this all situated (doubtful) should we let her go out for track? That's our dilemma she does JUST what she needs to do when the going gets tough but she doesn't keep it up. Then she's into the sport which at that point is hard to get her out of (in so... many ways) once she's in. In high school the school takes care of it before that it's up to the parents.I do believe there are so many parents that just let it slide.