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> Sounds as if someone else has problems with suspensions and absences. This
> 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
> joke. Up to 30 absences if they have "medical reasons". Don't you get
> over continuity problems? And then they come in and get in your face and
> "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
> tell them to wait until the rest of the class is doing what I assigned and
> I can catch them up, I will.