mom57 Posted August 2, 2011 Report Share Posted August 2, 2011 My daughter (12) attends public school and gym is required. It is only one day a week. Her gym teacher is something else (long story). After she had healed from a hip flexor injury that kept her out of a summer intensive last summer and after doctor's notes saying that she could not run and should not play soccer, he had her play goalie with three (??!!) ###### in action.While she was retrieving one ball, the gym teacher kicked in another ball in the goal and she dove for that and had terrible pain which she concealed. (He was so busy celebrating his goal with his 6th grade team he didn't notice). She had an avulsion fracture (hip) and then later in the week fell and fractured her foot, which kept her out of the Nutcracker and out of dance for several months. I really really complained and her doctor wrote a note that kept her out of gym for the rest of the year. He is tenured so they can't get rid of him. She has made amazing progress and is doing so well with ballet right now. I'd really like to get her out of gym again this year. Ordinarily, we could just have restricted gym but the gym teacher does not follow instructions and my daughter will not speak up because he is intimidating. There are a variety of things I can pursue here, but I'm wondering if anyone out there in Illinois has a doctor's note for their ballet students in public school getting them out of gym for ballet training reasons? II'm pretty sure our doctor won't sign off again). If so, could you pm me? Thanks! Quote Link to comment
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