When the parent doesn't want the child to come to school..
I should have been more specific when I vented about excessive student absences.
The majority of these students DO want to come to school. It's the parents who keep them home. The parents are usually suffering or "ill".
I felt comfortable venting. I will never give up. My #1 priority is making my classroom a safe place to be. That's the first thing I tell my students in September. I am the Lion, and they a