Just wondering what others have done when pulling kids out of school. My DD is in grade 8 and she will miss 11 days of school. I've heard so many people ditching their vacation plans because the new Ontario curriculum is so difficult. We had originally planned to go next year but then found out grade 9 is much worse. So how far in advance do you tell the school? I've heard that teachers get rather upset if you ask for work to be sent with students when they will be off on vacation, but do you think it would be asking to much if I were to ask for an outline of what she will miss so that I can find work for her myself? She is new to this school, the teacher was off sick at the time of parent-teacher interviews and has yet to reschedule them, so I have never even met him!