trythis Posted November 12, 2008 Report Share Posted November 12, 2008 About once every two weeks my dd needs to miss a night of dance due to her homework load. She is in 6th grade, which is the first year of middle school. She is in all gifted/excellerated classes. I am really proud of the effort she puts in trying to stay organized, and trying to balance everything. She does lots of homework and studying on the weekend, so that she won't have to do it during the week. But some nights her dance schedule is three hours of class, and if a teacher assigns a project or reading with very little turn around time, she will stay home to get it done. At the age of 11 I don't think it is smart for her to dance until 8:30 then come home for dinner and a shower and stay up until 11:30 to get it all done. I try to get her into bed no later than 10:00. This came up because one of her teachers said that if you miss one class you can't be in recital. The teacher said homework is not a valid excuse for missing class. I don't think this is the position of the school. I am thinking of talking to the school director. I'm pretty mad. For anyone in a position of authority to suggest that something extracurricular should take priority over school is just outrageous. I am open to suggestions of how to handle this. Quote Link to comment
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