Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Nov 8, 2011
    Theron from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Kara, I see you are a teacher (thanks!). I was wondering if you thought it was a good idea to take your kids out of school to go to WDW, or is that too disruptive for the school? We want to do the right thing for the kids, but avoid crowds.

    Hi Theron,

    I'd first make sure and look over your school's absence policy to see how the school treats being gone for vacations as well as your child's course load.  For example, it would be tough for my high school son to miss school with the daily demands of his courses while my youngest son could miss time from his school and be able to make it up.  If everything looks like it will work, I'd give the teachers plenty of notice about being gone, and you could even offer some alternative assignments that your children could do as well.  Many of the attractions are based on cultures and history that lend themselves to easy writing and research projects not to mention social skills of talking to characters.

    As a teacher, I've always supported opportunities for my students to learn outside of the classroom and will do what I can to help make that process an easy one for students.  I'd be hopeful that your children's teachers would be offer the same support.  

    Thank you for the thanks, too!  Please let us know if we can help again, and thank you for visiting the Moms Panel.
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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