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Length of time for teacher to send work for my sick child?

Length of time for teacher to send work for my sick child? Topic: Homework for students in elementary
June 17, 2019 / By Alven
Question: How long is a feasible time for my elementary child's teacher to have something for my child to do at home while being sick. He has been out for a week now and nothing/except what I have had him do. I was just wondering if there are guidelines to this or if there are rules they must abide by. Thank you all for replying as you have. Just a bit of information so that you all will have some satisfaction of knowing some details in this matter. I had contacted his teacher on the day he would not attend school. Last Friday was his first day and point of contact with his teacher. I was to pick up some work for him to do on the following Wednesday; but nothing was there. I contacted the principal the following day and he had nothing to offer, not even anything else taught in the other classes. Since then, I have emailed the school board with my concern. I greatly appreciate all answers posted here and have gathered valuable information. I really hate only getting to choose one of you, but I commend you all for the efforts put forth in this as well as teaching our future adults. Thanks!
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Theresa Theresa | 2 days ago
One, have you requested homework from the teacher? If yes, and you've had no response, I would send an email to the teacher and the principal? If that doesn't invoke a response move to the director of curriculum for the school district. Teachers are extremely busy; however, that's rediculous and most have your student's best interests at heart. Hope your little one gets better! Good Luck!
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Theresa Originally Answered: My child isn't following the Teacher's directions, according to the Teacher?
Rather than assume the kid has ADD maybe you're first inclination may be to meet with the teacher. It seems from what you wrote that the other teachers don't have a problem with her, and this is the only one complaining. If so, then its likely not the child's fault; its the teacher's perspective. It could very well be the teacher herself has some sort of distraction going on (pregnancy and the like), and that your child simply is not being heard when she asks, and so just assumes its okay. The problem these days is that people are too quick to believe the adults, and too slow to believe the kids. Sometimes children actually tell the whole truth, especially when they have nothing to hide. And it seems to me that if the other teachers compliment her, then its likely the hormonal thing with the 1 teacher is kicking in. Let's face it pregnancy is an issue to begin with. Its certainly not an ordinary event, and its going to create all sorts of demands. Well imagine taking a child to term, and having to deal with a room full of sixth graders. Especially homeroom which is the first class of the day. I've got to bet this particular teacher is cranky, likely doesn't get a lot of rest at night, likely feels lousy in the morning anyway; and then have to deal with all the kids while refraining from all the perks of not being pregnant: coffee! And if she smokes, coffee and cigarettes. Otherwise, its a pressure cooker and I'll bet the teacher wants things her way, even if she's totally irrational at times and your daughter gets in the way at those times. Don't jump to conclusions.

Rosanne Rosanne
I think you should speak to your child's teacher. Parents and teachers need to communicate and work together. Neither should sit back expecting the other to know what he or she needs. Why don't you visit the school or call the teacher. If you can't reach the teacher by phone, leave a message explaining that your child has been out for a week and you would liike to pick up a packet with all assignments and any handouts that the students recieved during the week your child was out. The rules and guidelines are relevant, but but comitted teachers and committed parents have a tendency to go above and beyond those anyway; in the best interest of the child. Talk to the teacher and let her know what you and your child need from her. In a case where he or she does not respond, or you think she does not have your child's best interest at heart, THEN you need to go to her supervisor. But first you need to communicate.
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Moyna Moyna
What I usually do is put the extra papers from the day in the child's mailbox as they are passed out to the class. This way if they have a sibling or an office person that comes to get the work, it will be in their mailbox. However as far as having the work ahead of time, it probably will not happen. I usually base work that i will do and the day that has passed. so, I don't usually know some of the things ahead of time.
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Logan Logan
Have you requested the work? When you called in, did you say when you would come get it? Or is it supposed to come home with a sibling? I'd think a week was plenty of time. Usually, though, at my school the parent tells the counselors' office how long the student will be out and what day they'll pick up the work. We then have to get whatever we can ready before they pick it up.
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Karon Karon
This usually depends on the school's policy. Look through your handbook to see their guidelines. If you don't have one, call the school.
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Karon Originally Answered: Anybody else sick of getting hit up at work to buy stuff?
I agree that you should definitely go to HR about this. It can become a huge problem in a business with a lot of employees. One possible compromise would be to have a bulletin board in the central employee area (like break room) where open invitations can be posted. Then, those people who don't mind wasting their time at these functions can still find out about them without the whole employee pool being harassed. What's the worst to me is the people who hawk their kids' school fundraiser stuff at work. Grrr!

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