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Old 11-27-2020, 05:39 AM
 
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I checked work email on my break because I had an invite to a free Online PD. Of course, I looked at other emails...

Parent wants me to get next week's work together because child has family coming into town. "Child hasn't seen them in so long!"

It hit a nerve because I haven't seen my grandkids for a year and a half due to lockdowns. They live too far away, and we normally can afford to see them once a year.

So- No, I'm not going to respond. No, I'm not doing any special packet. No, I'm not doing anything more than my already overloaded, ridiculously hard, exhausting hybrid schedule requires of me!


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I donít blame you! That is utterly ridiculous of them to even ask! And if you are already hybrid, the most I would offer would be for them to login virtually every day instead of coming for their face-to-face days next week. Forget about it and enjoy the rest of your break!
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I'd ignore it for now. Respond on your first official work day. In 20 years, I've only had one student every complete the work when given in advance, so now I don't give out work in advance. My plans often are not detailed that far in advance, plus things change! I post everything online daily, and absentees can check there.
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Old 11-27-2020, 07:45 AM
 
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Oh my! You didn't see this email until it was too late!

I bet they don't check work emails on personal time!
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Old 11-27-2020, 07:50 AM
 
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First day back, take a page from so many parents over the years...

ďWhat email? You sent an email? Hmmm, I never got it.Ē

And then move on.


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Old 11-27-2020, 08:20 AM
 
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I definitely wouldn't respond until you're officially back (though, of course, that's up to you).
My tendency is to respond, read daily, journal (we have writing journals), and the rest will be made up when he/she gets back!
It also galls me a bit to see that some parents think that a week's worth of instruction can be compiled into some worksheets their child can then do independently.
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Agree with the poster who said that work packets sent in advance never, never get completed. And the few times I was foolish enough to send home the chapter book or textbook we were working on in class, they never got returned either (maybe at the end of the year when parents were decluttering).
I learned long ago not to check my email while on a break. As another poster said, wait till you are back on duty to respond.
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Old 11-27-2020, 02:10 PM
 
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98% of the time that teachers make packets for vacationing or visiting students the packets never get done. The students are having too much fun visiting and playing to sit down and study. I learned to tell parents that I would send the home work when the student returned to school.
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Old 11-27-2020, 02:29 PM
 
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I would not respond until Monday morning. My district is virtual and everything is live and posted in Schoology. If you are virtual or hybrid you can tell them to do the daily work. Honestly, I would not do more than that. I’m swamped and I do not have time for getting individual work together. Don’t worry about it and enjoy the rest of the weekend. If you are in school does the student have to quarantine for having visitors that may be out of state? This is why the cases are increasing daily. I have not seen ds and his family since February.
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Old 11-27-2020, 04:14 PM
 
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At my school now and previous district we we not permitted to give work ahead of time for students taking off for personal reasons. No excuse needed- against school policy.

I agree itís so aggravating that parents think they can make up the whole school experience. No , you canít.

Glad youíre not responding. Enjoy your weekend!


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Old 11-29-2020, 05:17 AM
 
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Thank you, all, for your support. I initially felt like I was being a little nasty, but you are right that I need to set boundaries.

For our hybrid model, I have to post a schedule of individual work for the half of the day they are not in class. I do that late Sunday afternoon. I'll just tell them to contact the office for a five-day independent study contract. We have ten-day packets made for emergencies due to the pandemic. I hope the child will actually do the work.
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