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Do you think it's fair for a child to not be permitted to go on his class field trip because he got a blue slip ?

My child has AD HD and is on medication for it,he got a discipline notice Thursday for talking in the library while waiting to go back to his class (all testing was over)this made his fourth notice so he got a blue slip and a day of ISS which is fine, but now he is not allowed to go on the class field trip,is this fair punishment not to let the child participate in school activities?
In Topics: Public School
> 60 days ago

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Lonnie K. Chin
Aug 13, 2013
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Hello!  Field trips are part of the curriculum and all children can learn a lot from them. I know children love the field trips. But, a teacher must be confident that the children can be relied upon to follow her directions and be safe while outside the classroom.  The rules for behavior and consequences should have been clear from the beginning of the year, and students given guidelines and reinforcements for how to behave in school and during field trips. Did your child get this information?  Some teachers value field trips so much as learning experiences for their students that they may allow a parent to accompany their ADHD child.  Check with your teacher.  Finally, yes it's fair that a child be excluded from a field trip if s/he may be a severe distraction, not willing/able to follow instructions or present a safety problem for the class.  Please continue to encourage and guide your child, work with the school and provide as much enrichment as possible.   Good luck!

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