We are going on vacation and the kids will miss almost 2 weeks of school. We have a large family and have scheduled our vacation in the "off-season" in an effort to save money. This is our 2nd family vacation EVER. We don't do this often, so please don't bash us for pulling our kids out of school to spend some quality time together.
I'm trying to write a letter to the teachers and I'm not quite sure how to word it. Some of the High School teachers have already been giving the oldest two kids a hard time. Teachers asked if we could reschedule and even said "that is what Spring break was for" and basically telling the kids they (the teachers) will flunk them. I'm not sure how serious they are or if they are just giving the kids a hard time.
Below is what I have come up with so far.
CHILD's NAME will not be in school May 4-14 as we will be out of town. In an effort to keep his/her grades at a passing percentage and not fall too far behind I am contacting each of his/her teachers to see how each of you would prefer to this situation.
Thank you for your cooperation. I look forward to your reply.
UPDATE: Thank you for all the replies!
We have 2 in High School, 1 in Middle School, and 2 in Elementary School. I have gone to each of the schools and talked with the Office Managers, Principals, and attendance person. We live in a small enough town that all they know who I am when I walk in the door.
The policy here is that if they are absent 10 or more days they are dis-enrolled. They will be gone 9 days.
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