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Old 09-07-2013, 10:57 PM   #41
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I wanna know what activities they have? when I was in high school we had enough time to eat , bathroom and chat a little. I mostly did homework though.
Yeah, our lunches were super quick, there wasn't much time to do anything but eat, especially if you wanted to go to your locker before/after lunch.

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It wasn't a learning disability. He just didn't do his work. Well, he would do it and just not turn it in. WHO DOES THAT?!
Ugh. My little brother and sister have both done that. I don't get it, either.

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Old 09-07-2013, 11:09 PM   #42
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Wow a separate lunch for each grade. I went to a small HS. We all went to lunch at the same time.

Game booth activities? Interesting.
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:38 AM   #43
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I think if it matters enough to him, he should go talk to them about it again. Coach him on what to say (and be sure of WHO he should be saying it to!) , have him prepare in advance and then send him in.

I really don't think this is a case where you need to fight his battles - he's what, 14/15? He can do this if it matters enough to him. The answer might still be no, but it's a good learning experience.
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It wasn't a learning disability. He just didn't do his work. Well, he would do it and just not turn it in. WHO DOES THAT?!
My son who has ADHD. He just gets distracted. Sometimes mild ADHD gets worse with the hormones of puberty. FWIW he wasn't diagnosed till 14, and he didn't get his first IEP till he was 15. Keep an eye on him if things don't improve a lot this year.
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Kids who do not graduate on time are not a protected class. I assume that, had he graduated with the rest of his eighth grade class he would have been given the same chance to pick classes are an earlier time. Unless his race, religion, etc. is the reason he couldn't pick early, then it isn't discrimination. To me it only makes sense not to allow children who are not qualified to enter high school to pick classes that they may not be able to take.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:19 PM   #46
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I agree with everyone else - natural consequence. It sucks, but it's life. But I also agree, have HIM go talk to them, possibly shortly after school starts. Sometimes kids have to pull out of school, or maybe someone else's schedule got messed up, there might be a open spot for him after the first week of school. But don't fight this battle for him, use it as an awesome learning tool. The book "Drop the Worry Ball: How to parent in the age of entitlement" by Dr. Alex Russell talks IN DEPTH about this issue - natural consequences in the school setting. It's a good read

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I think if it matters enough to him, he should go talk to them about it again. Coach him on what to say (and be sure of WHO he should be saying it to!) , have him prepare in advance and then send him in.

I really don't think this is a case where you need to fight his battles - he's what, 14/15? He can do this if it matters enough to him. The answer might still be no, but it's a good learning experience.
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He already did talk to them before I called and talked to them.
That doesn't mean he can't go back again with a different argument about why they could make an exception!
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That doesn't mean he can't go back again with a different argument about why they could make an exception!
I've said this before. There is no 'making and exception'. There isn't room.
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Well then, I hope he's ready to make the best of it.
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