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Posted on October 14, 2019 2:44 am
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Carla Crumb
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Late Arrivals
If a student has a doctor's permit or some other appointment and they are late that is one thing but what do you do with a student who arrives everyday with no excuse expect mom didn't feel like getting up. How do you handle this situation? Should me as a teacher say something to that parent?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 15, 2019 1:36 am

Myria Coure
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I would definitely reach out to the parent in a respectful mannor. I would make sure to send an email requesting an conference at their earliest convince. During the conference I would let the parent know the importance of getting to school on time. I would let them know how much of a distraction it is for the whole class everyday when the child is coming in late and how much instruction time they are missing. I would remind the parent you are only reaching out because you have their child's best intrest at heart.
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nuXuma
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I like this solution because I believe a sit-down meeting is the best way to talk to a parent but a parent who doesn't even want to get up in the mornings might not even show up for a parent-teacher conference.
  Posted on: October 19, 2019 9:02 pm

Danielle Brown
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I agree with this solution. This is what I would do. Informing the parents of the benefits and possible consequences could be beneficial.
  Posted on: October 20, 2019 8:26 pm

yperyH
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This is what i would do, it gets right to the root of the issue.
  Posted on: July 1, 2020 9:45 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 14, 2019 3:50 pm

uqaTaq
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It is definitely appropriate to reach out to the parent or guardian about this issue. I would bring it up during a conference, or send a note home with the student. Explain that the student is missing valuable class time.
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Solution 3
Posted February 17, 2020 5:46 pm

Desiree Boyd
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The best thing is to contact the parent(s). Understanding the situation of late arrival can be determined from the parent. The parent may have a more valid reason for his/her child is late or they may not know that their child is running late and this can be a issue the parent has to resolve with his/her child(ren).
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Solution 4
Posted February 21, 2020 2:38 pm

uzaZuz
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I've had students who didn't even come to school because their parent didn't want to get up to bring them on the rare occasion. When it becomes and reoccurring thing, it becomes an issue. Students can only miss a certain amount of days, but as teachers we all know that students missing just one day of school or being excessively late can be an issue. They miss out on so much by missing one day or by being late. This is definitely a conversation you should have with administration because it can become a legal issue when students are missing too much school. Also, have a conversation with the parent to see if you can arrange a routine so that they aren't late as often.
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Solution 5
Posted February 23, 2020 6:55 pm

ePegej
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Try setting up a conference with the parent and let her know about how her child's tardies or absences are affecting her education. Keep her aware of what she is missing out on when she comes in late or misses school. If this continues or parent refuses to comply, try talking to administration to see what can be done.
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Solution 6
Posted February 23, 2020 9:07 pm

Alyssa Moore
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Honest communication with the parent/guardian is always the best place to start. If it continues and you see no support from home, I would speak to the guidance counselor about discussing this problem with the student and try to find a solution so that the student doesn't miss important class time.
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Solution 7
Posted February 24, 2020 10:12 pm

XuBety
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yes, because that student is missing key classtime and the morning meetings and starting the day altogether.
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