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October 2nd, 2012, 05:32 AM
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My husband and I are not real happy about the new early release policy they sent home yesterday. If you pick your child up early you have to bring an appointment card proving you have a doctors/dentist/therapy ect ect appointment. If you are taking them out for any other reason you have to submit a written letter explaining where and why you're taking them out of school at least 3 days prior to the day you'll be taking them out and it has to be "approved" by the school before you can remove them.

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October 2nd, 2012, 07:05 AM
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I wouldn't like that either! They're your kids...I think you should be able to make that judgement call. I'd be curious as to what would happen if you just showed up to pick them up. Can they really stop you?

I will say that Beth's old school in Mississippi had a policy that said parents couldn't pick their kids up within thirty minutes of school letting out for any reason. This stopped parents from going to the office to check their kids out early, rather than waiting in the pick-up lane. I liked this policy because I think parents don't realize how busy the end of the day with 25 kids is, and how disruptive it is if all kinds of kids are leaving a bit early. If your kid had a medical appt or something no big deal, you just had to come a full 30 minutes before school let out.
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Ugh that's terrible is that the middle school policy ?
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October 2nd, 2012, 12:18 PM
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WOW! I don't even know what to say about that!
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October 2nd, 2012, 02:05 PM
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I wouldn't like that either! They're your kids...I think you should be able to make that judgement call. I'd be curious as to what would happen if you just showed up to pick them up. Can they really stop you?

I will say that Beth's old school in Mississippi had a policy that said parents couldn't pick their kids up within thirty minutes of school letting out for any reason. This stopped parents from going to the office to check their kids out early, rather than waiting in the pick-up lane. I liked this policy because I think parents don't realize how busy the end of the day with 25 kids is, and how disruptive it is if all kinds of kids are leaving a bit early. If your kid had a medical appt or something no big deal, you just had to come a full 30 minutes before school let out.
Our school has that same policy but I think it's because they don't want dozens of parents getting in the way of the buses to pick their kids up instead of waiting in the pick up line. I'm fine with that, I wouldn't even want to go near that school 30 minutes prior to dismissal, it's crazy lol.

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Ugh that's terrible is that the middle school policy ?
Our school is K-8th and it's for the entire school.
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My husband and I are not real happy about the new early release policy they sent home yesterday. If you pick your child up early you have to bring an appointment card proving you have a doctors/dentist/therapy ect ect appointment. If you are taking them out for any other reason you have to submit a written letter explaining where and why you're taking them out of school at least 3 days prior to the day you'll be taking them out and it has to be "approved" by the school before you can remove them.

May want to look into that. I'd really wonder if that's legal. Your child is required to attend school, however they are not required to attend everyday that they are in session. And you are able to take your child out for "personal reasons". They can't hold them hostage. I mean, if you go to take them out one afternoon simply because you want to (regardless of the reason) and you don't have the doctor's note, what are they going to do? Not let you take your kid?

I don't ever have an appointment card...EVER, and there have been times we don't know that many days in advance that we're going to go out of town. That would definitely be something I'd fight. Like, we're going out of town, my son will be out of school for 5 days, nobody is approving it, I simply said we're not going to be there for personal reasons and it's excused by ME, his PARENT.
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Yeah I wonder how "legal" that is too. Seems a little crazy.
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No appointment card needed to take your kids out of primary school early/during the chool day over here, but High School kids do need them. As for kids not being at school at all due to anything other than illness it has to be approved, if it's not approved it gets put in their report as an unapproved absence.
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May want to look into that. I'd really wonder if that's legal. Your child is required to attend school, however they are not required to attend everyday that they are in session. And you are able to take your child out for "personal reasons". They can't hold them hostage. I mean, if you go to take them out one afternoon simply because you want to (regardless of the reason) and you don't have the doctor's note, what are they going to do? Not let you take your kid?

I don't ever have an appointment card...EVER, and there have been times we don't know that many days in advance that we're going to go out of town. That would definitely be something I'd fight. Like, we're going out of town, my son will be out of school for 5 days, nobody is approving it, I simply said we're not going to be there for personal reasons and it's excused by ME, his PARENT.

I completely agree and I don't know if it is legal, seems a fishy. The letter talks about how they are required to have a certain amount of minutes of learning everyday and by taking them out they're missing that but you're able to miss a certain amount of school and still pass.

I never have an appointment card either because I make all my appointments on the phone and often times they can get me in the same day or next day so I don't have 3 days notice to give. And it's my kid and if I need to take him out I am not going to get it "approved" by anyone but myself. The whole thing really hit me the wrong way. I think if they honestly refused to let my child out of school I think I would involve the law because that just would not sit well with me!
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Exactly, it's your child you can remove them for an appointment whenever you need to.
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I would be calling the school board and filing a formal complaint. And what else I would do is send a letter to the school with a copy to the school board that states that you are giving them notice right now that throughout the year you will be picking your child(ren) up early for appointments or personal reasons without giving them any other notice. See what they do with that.
Crazy!!
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