I take my kids out of school for holidays. I make sure it isn't around assessment time, and if they are going to miss something big then I either cover it myself using materials from the teacher or I accept they don't get marked for that part of testing.
So what's the go? Well sometimes the only time DH can get longer periods of time off work for holidays is during school time. Sometimes that's when a good deal was found. And sometimes it's because the holiday can teach them things and have them experience things they'll never learn in a classroom.
"And I gave that guy directions. Even though I didn't know the way. Because that's just the kind of guy I am this week. "