Sounds as if someone else has problems with suspensions and absences. This is
the sixth week of classes and already I have students with nine and ten
absences. They don't care and neither do the parents. Our absence policy is a
joke. Up to 30 absences if they have "medical reasons". Don't you get steamed
over continuity problems? And then they come in and get in your face and say
"What did we do when I was out?"
I'm afraid I am not usually very nice to some of the darlings. My standard
reply is "Why, sweetie, we just sat and waited until you came back." Then I
tell them to wait until the rest of the class is doing what I assigned and if
I can catch them up, I will.