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Re: 2-point perspective
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]The Austin's
Tue, 19 Oct 1999 22:43:24 -0500
Our district adopted an "opt out" policy for finals 3 years ago. 3 absences
and an "A", 2 absences and a "B", and 1 absence with a "C", with parental
consent, and the student doesn't have to take finals, nor do they even have
to come to school. Students are now maintaining their grades and watching
their absences, since they love getting out early! Last spring, we had 12
students in the building during finals! Our state assessment scores have
steadely (SP?) risen each year since we began!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 1999 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: 2-point perspective
> 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.