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do you allow your child to be tardy for school?

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I do...I have a 6 year second grader that has severe asthma and night time can be the worse for her...So after a typically bad night I will let her sleep in, in the morning till she wakes up on her own and then depending on how she is feeling we get ready and take her to school (1 mile from my house) she is normally only an hour late...I feel a well rested child will do better then a child who is exhausted and the school agree with me...since Dd already misses slot of school each year because of being sick with other health issues this helps keep her from missing more then she needs to...

Would you in my situation?


I guess I need to add more information....dd goes to bed at 7, but there are times when because of her asthma she has issues breathing which in returns causes her to cough non stop and even with her meds it makes it hard to sleep or to stay asleep...the school and dr has agreed that for her it is best if she comes in late instead of not at all...she has a 504 medical plan in place to protect her...dd also has other health issues that put her in and out of the hospital and in those cases the school provided her a tutor...
Last year she was only tardy 4 times..as we work on her health issues and work with her meds and doctors to get everything under control this will change, but for now this is what is best for dd

She always makes up all missed work and she does not disrupt class she knows she is to walk in quietly put stuff in cubby and take her seat...
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 17, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 17, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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My children are never tardy. While I agree a well rested child does better when she's an adult this type of thing isn't going to keep her employed.  I find it important to teach my children how to preform regardless of illness or lack of rest. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 17, 2013 at 10:05 AM
When my kid had issues with his stomach yes I would after a bad night let him sleep .

I ahould of just made him get up and go
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 17, 2013 at 10:05 AM

no because school is gearing kids up for having to go to work in the adult world, being late to work for any excuse is unacceptable on a regular basis.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 17, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Get her butt out of bed on time and get her to school. If she was that sick the night before then she shouldn't go to school - but one hour is not tardy.  It's just negligent on your part.

ratchetlee
by on Sep. 17, 2013 at 10:06 AM

NO!  We do everything we can to NOT be tardy.

They've changed the car line rules at the school and so it takes me 20 minutes to drop off the kids now..... and my son (2nd grade) has been counted tardy twice because of the blasted car line.... I had to go and let them know that if I get in the car line at 7:40 and my car doesn't get to the drop-off area until 8:02... my kid is NOT tardy!!!!!!  UGH!

My girls (K and 4th), ironically enough, get there at the same time as my son and they have never been counted tardy!!!!!!!!!!!


There have been times that my child has had a bad night, so I may let them sleep a bit and see how they're doing before taking them to school....but its not a regular occurance.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 17, 2013 at 10:06 AM
My son was tardy today... We wake up an hour and a half beforehand to get him ready. He still struggles with cognitive thinking and problem solving. Getting him ready everyday is a struggle. In a year he'll be tardy 4 times. We don't make it a habit but its hard sometimes. He sleeps from 9 to 6:15. He's 6.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 17, 2013 at 10:06 AM

no. the school gets on us about being late as missing a whole day. its inexcusable. its a disruption in the classroom every time a child comes in late. and even an hour late, they are missing important stuff. honestly if I was in your position and this was something that happened often, I would try putting her to bed earlier. that way if she does have problems at night, she can still make up for lost sleep time. but I would never allow my child to sleep in and be late to school for that.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Sep. 17, 2013 at 10:07 AM
It has nothing to do with going to bed early...she goes to bed at 7 pm...however there are times her asthma issues keep her from sleeping and she doesn't get a good night's sleep...she is in 2nd grade so yes it is a tardy for her not an absent......the school is aware and is ok with it and she has a 504 medical plan that protects her and I so no she can't get in trouble


Quoting Anonymous:

An hour late isn't tardy. That's absent for an entire class and probably tardy to the second. Put her in bed earlier. The school may agree with you but the law doesn't and eventually, with that many absences, she will be truant.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 17, 2013 at 10:07 AM
Agree.

Quoting AvengedMommy101:

 You should have her going to bed earlier then. Your teaching your child that it's okay to show up late because she wanted to sleep in. That will go over well when she has to get a job one day.

sweetnsassymami
by Ruby Member on Sep. 17, 2013 at 10:07 AM

no she's in 2nd grade and hasn't been late yet. They start instruction as soon as the bell rings so her being late would be a disruption and cause her to miss whatever has been taught. She's there 15 mins before the first bell rings.

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