medically justified \"pass\" on school?

Posted on: Thu, 03/09/2006 - 11:12am
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Anyone ever have their Dr. write an excuse from having their child in school d/t the danger/sensitive nature of their allergies? I'm trying to think of options for getting a few extras possibly provided by the school (art, music, physical education), the education part I can handle, but I'm certainly not artsy or musically inclined, and I'd like ds to have these opportunities. I'd be interested if anyone has done this before, or if you have simply opted to homeschool exclusively.

Posted on: Thu, 03/09/2006 - 2:08pm
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For the last 3 yrs we've just paid for it "a la carte" from what is available locally... dance classes, art classes, musical instrument instruction, sports, etc.
That and done our own inept but spirited and freeform thing!
It isn't that hard. I can also tell you that there is a reference manual for teaching "art class" to your homeschooled child. I don't know if Amazon has it but if you are interested I can dig up the title for you out of our stash of stuff.
Crafts count, too!
Waldorf and Montessori programs often teach very young children to knit, weave or crochet. You can take a class together if you don't know how to teach your child.
We've enjoyed "The Complete Book of Arts and Crafts" which is in a series of softcover book/workbooks that cover everything from penmanship to dinosaurs. They run about 14 bucks each but they are about 200 pages each, too.
I think what you are referring to is commonly called a "home-bound" option. It is very uncommon in most districts... but it depends upon where you are.
We've elected to go with a cyberschool after all this time, but reserve the right to change our minds...DD was curious about "school" and "teachers."
You could see if there is a public distance education alternative in your state.

Posted on: Fri, 03/10/2006 - 12:41am
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This is exactly what we do with our son. He is considered a home schooled child but he has an individualized accommodation plan under 504 for when he attends specials, Art, Music, Gym and Library. He started out with just these then we added the afternoons as well. Now he attends every afternoon from 12:05 until the end of school. (So his is coming in after lunch.) We have taken this slow approach to integrating him into the school to allow us and the school staff to adjust and work out any problems. We hope to eventually have him attend full time.
If you look under the Schools thread: Topic:

Posted on: Thu, 03/09/2006 - 2:08pm
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For the last 3 yrs we've just paid for it "a la carte" from what is available locally... dance classes, art classes, musical instrument instruction, sports, etc.
That and done our own inept but spirited and freeform thing!
It isn't that hard. I can also tell you that there is a reference manual for teaching "art class" to your homeschooled child. I don't know if Amazon has it but if you are interested I can dig up the title for you out of our stash of stuff.
Crafts count, too!
Waldorf and Montessori programs often teach very young children to knit, weave or crochet. You can take a class together if you don't know how to teach your child.
We've enjoyed "The Complete Book of Arts and Crafts" which is in a series of softcover book/workbooks that cover everything from penmanship to dinosaurs. They run about 14 bucks each but they are about 200 pages each, too.
I think what you are referring to is commonly called a "home-bound" option. It is very uncommon in most districts... but it depends upon where you are.
We've elected to go with a cyberschool after all this time, but reserve the right to change our minds...DD was curious about "school" and "teachers."
You could see if there is a public distance education alternative in your state.

Posted on: Fri, 03/10/2006 - 12:41am
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Joined: 12/26/1999 - 09:00

This is exactly what we do with our son. He is considered a home schooled child but he has an individualized accommodation plan under 504 for when he attends specials, Art, Music, Gym and Library. He started out with just these then we added the afternoons as well. Now he attends every afternoon from 12:05 until the end of school. (So his is coming in after lunch.) We have taken this slow approach to integrating him into the school to allow us and the school staff to adjust and work out any problems. We hope to eventually have him attend full time.
If you look under the Schools thread: Topic:

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