My dd is in 5th grade. A couple of weeks ago was her parent teacher conference. She's doing well but there may be an issue with math. At that time they did not recommend the after school program Which is two days a week for about an hour. Last week, the day before a math test they told her if she didn't pass the math test that she would have to stay for the after-school program. She studied for the test and after the parent teacher conference i got her a tutor (my high-school math whiz dd) and she's been working with her. She got a 92 on the test. The idea of after school really upsets my dd. She already has problems with a cpl of kids calling her stupid (teacher is dealing with that) so she was in a panic the night before the test. She comes home yesterday however with a note from her teacher saying she needs math after-school.
My issue is not that they think she needs the extra help. If she needs it, she needs it. My issue is why tell her if she fails she'll have to attend then when she gets a 92 they tell oh well you need to attend anyway. I'm confused as to why they pulled her aside at all. she's really devastated about this.