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Chronic Absences
Old 10-29-2019, 05:39 PM
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Iím needing advice on how to handle chronic absences. I teach honors physics which is fast paced and very math based. Recently, there has been several that have missed 4 or 5 days. Some of those have been in a row or they miss 2 and then are at school for 1 or 2 days and then out again.

I hate the dreaded ďwhat did I missĒ question. I canít stop class and explain a weekís worth of physics to them. I usually give them any handouts and tell them to copy the notes from someone in the class. I also tell them if they need any help to ask me but they rarely do.

If they donít come to me for help, how am I supposed to help them understand what they missed? Then, they want to complain about not understanding the work that must be turned in for a grade. So any advice on how to handle this?

Do you tell them you can come for tutoring before or after school? And if they donít show, what do you do? I know that ultimately it is their responsibility but of course, parents donít always see it that way.

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