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starting homeschooling/ troubles at his school

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:44 am
by kjsmom72803
My son is a few weeks short of graduating from 5K. He has been having troubles with a bully in his class and 1st grade class. He is now to the point that he cries every morning and complains of tummy aches.

The teacher also wants to hold him back because she says he is not ready for 1st grade. I work with him at home already and have him using 1st grade workbooks. I had him tested for the unified distrect (he is in private now) and he tested at a above average for his age level.

Any advice on how to legally pull him out since my paperwork has not been recieved or approved by the state yet? I am in WI and there is only 2 weeks left of school!

I am attempting to get the rest of this school years work/ tests from the school and complete them at home but have not heard back from the school- I called 2 days ago!

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 1:45 pm
by mschickie
First I am going to suggest joining HSLDA, just in case you have problems with the district. The compulsory age in WI starts at 6. Since he is not in the compulsory age range I would think you could just notify the school but I could be wrong. If you join HSLDA their lawyers would be able to help you. If you are planning on homeschooling I would not even worry about what the school is doing for work. You could just use the workbooks you have, the internet and the library to finish off the year. Once you have a curriculum you like for next year you can start fresh with that.

Hope it all works out for you.

Re: starting homeschooling/ troubles at his school

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 7:35 pm
by elliemaejune
kjsmom72803 wrote:My son is a few weeks short of graduating from 5K. He has been having troubles with a bully in his class and 1st grade class. He is now to the point that he cries every morning and complains of tummy aches.

The teacher also wants to hold him back because she says he is not ready for 1st grade. I work with him at home already and have him using 1st grade workbooks. I had him tested for the unified distrect (he is in private now) and he tested at a above average for his age level.

Any advice on how to legally pull him out since my paperwork has not been recieved or approved by the state yet? I am in WI and there is only 2 weeks left of school!

I am attempting to get the rest of this school years work/ tests from the school and complete them at home but have not heard back from the school- I called 2 days ago!

HSLDA would probably advise you to try to get through the next two weeks.

You could let your ds be absent frequently until the end of school.

I wouldn't worry about whether or not your ds complets any work from the school. Once you begin hsing, what he did in kindergarten is irrelevant.

Your paperwork does not have to be approved by the state. You submit the correct form and call it a day.

Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 10:19 pm
by ncmom
Since the compulsory school age isn't until six I would just take him out and not worry about whether or not he finishes K5. I also would not do anymore school this year, let him decompress and then start back up next year. But this is just what I would do. You need to do what is going to be best for your son. If he is going to school everyday with lead shoes on and it is making him have stomach aches I would ask myself "is it really worth it" he is only in K5, it isn't like he is in 8 grade.

If it is the graduation thing they do that you are concerned about him missing then maybe you could get family and friends together to celebrate and print a certificate off the internet to give him and the dollar store has reward ribbons that you could get for him.

Again just my thoughts.