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    Quote Originally Posted by HugsBunny View Post
    so what would be considered 'too many' absences?
    I think (from memory) around 92% attendance is "acceptable" but I'm not quite sure. That figure equals 4 absences a term, which is a lot.

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    Hmmm my DS had 8 absences last semester and I didn't think that was too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HugsBunny View Post
    Hmmm my DS had 8 absences last semester and I didn't think that was too bad.
    Although having said that, one absence was recorded against all the children's files even though it was a pupil free/staff development day ??

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    I've never actually written a note yet.
    My mother always wrote: 'please excuse **** absence, her reason being illness'.
    I think i will just steal that. In reality it's none of the schools business why a child is away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HugsBunny View Post
    Hmmm my DS had 8 absences last semester and I didn't think that was too bad.
    Well that is about average I think?

    One day is a lot, especially when you are continuing from previous day the child was absent. But, stuff happens, kids get sick, not much we can do about it.

    I had a child with 83 absences last semester and that was before the year had finished as I left for maternity leave in November.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HugsBunny View Post
    Although having said that, one absence was recorded against all the children's files even though it was a pupil free/staff development day ??
    That shouldn't happen.

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    I had a child with 83 absences last semester and that was before the year had finished as I left for maternity leave in November.
    You said 'WHAT' now!??

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    That shouldn't happen.
    I was a bit 'wtf?!' I must admit.

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    DD1 only has about 3 absences a year so far. I'm lucky she never gets sick (drives her nuts). I know a few parents who let their kids have mental health days several times a term. It doesn't really bother me what other parents do except DD finds out about it and asks me why she can't have them. When I ways growing up my parents are both medically trained so we never had sick days. I still remember standing in my bedroom convinced I was going to die from something and my father saying "are you bleeding" and when I said no he said I had to go to school.

    So I do remember the odd note that said "she was bleeding". God knows what they thought of it.

    For DD I say she was sick.

    DD2 get sick very easily so will be interesting to see how many absences she has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HugsBunny View Post
    You said 'WHAT' now!??
    I know. Terrible.


 

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