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Posted on October 10, 2017 1:25 am
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SeQeLy
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Great grades, Bad attendance
There is one student in the class with exceptional grades. They are excelling in reading and math. However, they are on the verge of retainment due to excessive absences. I have spoken with the student and sent notes home to the parents. What could I do? I don't want the student held back.
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 15, 2017 1:26 pm

pehuby
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To be honest, the most you can do is have a meeting with the parents and school administrator. If the parents arent sending their kid to school, the most you can do is try to convince them the importance because their child is about to be retained when he doesn't need to be. Call the parents until they answer.
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rybuZy
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That's right. The students parents need to hear about this.
  Posted on: Yesterday 3:02 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 13, 2017 2:15 am

Xaparu
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I would pull the student aside and see why they haven't been coming to school and if its is urgent I would then talk to the principal to see if he or she can help this student out.
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yLeQud
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i agree with talking to the student as to why they are not coming and going to the principle if necessary. i also think a parent teacher conference should be set up.
  Posted on: October 14, 2017 8:11 pm

PeMuQa
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I agree that talking to the student would be a good solution. Particularly since notes home haven't worked, so the student should be able to tell you something. If nothing else, they can explain why their parents haven't been answering the notes you've sent home.
  Posted on: Yesterday 12:36 am

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Solution 3
Posted Yesterday 2:26 am

ReLeve
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This sounds like an underlying case of something else. I would call a parent teacher conference, with school personnel present. Do NOT attack or single out the parents, but instead explain the importance of getting their child to school. Perhaps it is a transportation issue, or something else. If the problem persists, I would suggest taking the case to the school's social worker. They are trained to handle cases just like this. In fact keeping your child deliberately from school is a case of abuse, and should be handled seriously.
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uWureg
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I definitely agree with this solution above the other posted.
  Posted on: Yesterday 2:30 am

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Solution 4
Posted October 15, 2017 6:56 pm

yheGeS
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you said there was notes sent home? However, were those notes sent back to school with the parents signature so you know the parents are aware? unfortunately in this situation you can only do so much. A good conversations with the student would be good, and being honest with him or her letting them know the consequences to his or her actions when it comes down to missing class.
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Solution 5
Posted October 15, 2017 9:18 pm

qyZeqa
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This is very disappointing, keep encouraging the student to come to school and maybe talk to the principal about solutions.
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rybuZy
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I don't think that will be enough here.
  Posted on: Yesterday 3:03 am

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Solution 6
Posted Today 12:50 am

zuMyJe
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Alert school administrators of the situation.
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