I just got a threatening letter from the school for absences because DD was sick
So last month DD2 had to miss 3 days of school for her Aunts funeral out of state. It wasn't a great aunt, it was my sister who died in a car crash and had no spouse or anything so we had to handle everything out in Colorado. Twos days of that where travel days (we are out east) even though we flew.
She missed one day in November, she started her first period and had massive cramping. I called the doctor and was told not to worry, heating pad and childrens advil.
Well last week she was out 4 days with a stomach bug that caused a local high school to close for 3 days. So its not like it was something nobody else had. Again, doctors didn't want to see kids who were sick because they didn't want it spreading.
Well today DD2 comes home with a letter stating that she has 8 unexcused absences. That none of the reason given were considered fit reasoning. All illnesses require a doctors note, ummm.... first off its a $45 co-pay to see the doctor and she wont write a note without seeing a child. She didn't want to see my daughter last week or when she had her period. Then with my sister, since when is a funerul not good enough, let alone a sudden one without anybody expecting it. We had a wake and funeral service in CO for my sister, then had a memorial here because she had to be cremated. So my daughter was just supposed to miss that, which would mean an adult would have to be here, so my husband miss it too? It stated if DD2 is absent once more during the school year then we will be reported to the Department of Social Services. WHAT?
When my eldest was this age, I never had this kind of a problem. She is adopted and often had to miss school for consuling or medical issues from abuse. The school never asked for proof of any of it, let alone sent threatening messages. What is happening to schools these days, we live in a normal middle class area where they have never acted like this before.