pulling kids out of school to cruise...

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by dnice416, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. emilyann415

    emilyann415 DIS Veteran

    May 23, 2008
    Of course it can! I will be doing that on a few weeks with my own kids on the Fantasy Eastern Caribbean cruise. And they will go back to school and learn great new things from their teachers when school is in session. Best of both worlds! It took years to save up for an expensive summer cruise, but hopefully it will give us the family time we all need. I do not kid myself into thinking that our 6 hours in St. Thomas on a snorkel tour will set my kids apart from others on their college applications :).[/QUOTE]

    I have debated for a while whether to post on this topic. Many of us won't see eye to eye on this. My daughter is blessed with WONDERFUL teachers and we try and show them how very grateful we are for their cooperation when we do take her out of school. As wonderful as they are, there isn't a one of them that is so spectacular that my child won't get into a good school if I take her on vacation for a week during the school year. I hazard to guess her ACT score will not change because of that week of school missed. Now, if I didn't help her catch up on her work while gone, before going, etc or she was a child struggling to keep up I may reconsider. But I will never agree that it is poor parenting to spend some quality time with my kids and miss a few days of school.
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  3. ColoradoDisneyFreaks

    ColoradoDisneyFreaks DIS Veteran

    Feb 13, 2010
    [QUOTE="Cinder" Ella's Mom;48665539]In this scenario, absolutely. But if you are honest, you know most reasons are not because of a deployed parent. I felt the pp was rude saying that the poster should not be teaching if s/he did not always put kids first. I felt that was a rude comment when s/he is clearly just following the school policy, as was clearly stated.[/QUOTE]

    You're welcome to whatever feeling you like, I just pointed out that your response was also a rude comment when you look at it from another angle.

    No, most reasons aren't because of a deployed parent, that was an extreme example that those here on the DIS are famous for using to make a point, but unless it's just a complete jerkwad of a parent, most of the reasons are just as valid as a deployment, you go when you can.

    You're asking parents to trust you to provide the best possible education for their children and get them into college, but got offended when a poster suggested that if you didn't have the best interests of the child at heart, then you shouldn't be a teacher, I saw a conflict in those two positions and pointed it out. Now, from my perspective, that horse is not just dead, but getting pretty stinky.
  4. 4 The Love Of Disney

    4 The Love Of Disney Pro-Planner

    Nov 9, 2008
    Congrats on your upcoming wedding! I hope that you and your family have a great time!
  5. SapphireMind

    SapphireMind Mouseketeer

    Mar 24, 2013
    Would it be feasible for the parents to be told what is going to be covered and instead of expecting the teacher to come up with work to do during the vacation, the parents develop a curriculum to teach those concepts while gone? It wouldn't be the same work as the kids in the classroom would be doing, but it would be making sure they are still learning what they need to.

    I'm a nurse practitioner. I don't have much seniority to take vacations during "prime" vacation times (school breaks) plus we're understaffed so no one is taking much of a break right now. I don't get holidays off, I don't have weekends off, nature of the beast. I am also salaried, some days I get out on time, other times, I'm there 5 hours later. My patients don't care what time I am "supposed to" leave from work. Silly babies.
  6. DisDream09

    DisDream09 DIS Veteran

    Jun 21, 2009
    Ya only live once! Not gonna let one pissy, jealous teacher ruin my trip.

    That being said, my daughter, currently in her 2nd year if Middle School had so much work to do before, during and after our trip that I won't pull her out again if I can help it. But I have no regrets doing it when she was in the younger grades. Glad I did.
  7. sippican

    sippican Mouseketeer

    Feb 2, 2013
  8. M&M mom

    M&M mom Mouseketeer

    Apr 20, 2008
    I don't see the problem with taking your kids out of school for a vacation. Life is short and family time is even shorter so if you want to take a vacation with your kids then take it! I would inform the teacher that they will be absent and get some school work to do while on vacation so the kids don't get far behind.
  9. OrcaPotter

    OrcaPotter Lucky to be local to the Mouse

    May 21, 2005
  10. TwinPrincessMermaids

    TwinPrincessMermaids DIS Veteran

    Apr 17, 2013
    It's your Wedding!!! I should hope so!


    :groom::bride:princess: <--(Happy Wedding Family)

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