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Posted by Mary on November 04, 2000 at 01:20:01:

In Reply to: no pass no play and add posted by Don Anderson on November 03, 2000 at 15:19:54:

: We took my son out of public school in 7th grade because the school "didn't have time" to give us his assignments so we could make sure he did them.
: He went back this year (9th grade) because he wanted to play football. They are using his IEP from 7th grade (tho not following it) and he made a 65 in bio the first six weeks and was suspended from games. He was out sick for almost 2 weeks and they waited till the end of the sick weeks to give him the bio makeup test. He quickly started the 2nd 6 weeks with a 96 in biology. After 3 weeks he didn't write down and do and assignment which put him at 61 in speech right before grades went in. He turned the assignment in and it brought his grade up to 86. But, it knocked him out of playing in games for the rest of the season. The state law says you can be suspended with a disability if you fail following the IEP. However, the teachers are not following. They did not give him organizational help for assignments. We finally got a meeting for a new IEP next Wed. His self-esteem is 0 because of the suspension from football. (Like it was when we moved him out of public school before). I need help for Wed. It would help him so much if he could play the last three games. Does anyone have any experience with this and can you help me please?!

I agree with Ricks suggestions to document and keep copies of everything you have regarding your son and his ADD etc. Be sure to write the date and time down when you do your documenting. As for my Son........he as well as every kid in his school has what is called an assignment notebook and he as well as the teachers write down what the assignments are for each class. He is only 10 though so yes the teachers do write for him sometimes. Any homework that is missing is highlighted with a yellow highlighter marker so that he and I can see at a glance what he is behind on. NOW for the real neat part........They do this for every kid in his school! The only thing they don't do is write the assignments down for the normal kid since they should be able to manage that on their own. There is no reason this type of routine can't be used for your son in High School. I don't know if it would help but when you have your meeting don't hesitate to mention what my son's school does for ALL children in the school ie: the assignment notebook and highlighting the missing homework. We live in Wisconsin and I must say I am really impressed with this school which houses 4th and 5th grades in our community of about 10,000 people. Good Luck.

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