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Holiday Vacation: 6 Ideas for Handling Missed School

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Talk to the Teacher

As soon as you've nailed down the dates for your vacation, chat with your child's teacher to let her know as many details as possible, like where you're going, how long you’ll be gone, how much down time your child will have, and whether you'll have Internet access. Ask her about getting a login to access worksheets and reading online. If you keep the teacher in the loop as early as possible, she may be able to give your kid extra time to complete assignments, or she can give him some work in advance to prevent him from falling behind.