10.7 #235 (WDW Qual #4685

Nov 15, 2013 8:28 PM  WDW Talk Land
Anyone that has taken kids out of school for vacation I new advice. We plan to go in September because that's the best time for us to get off work. Our kids will be in 6th, 10th, and 12th grade (the oldest wanted disney for his last family vacation before joining the marines). They will be pulled out Of school for 8 days. What did y'all do about make up work? Did the school let them make up everything? Did your kids struggle?

My son is younger but the teachers were really good about emailing me things he couldn't get ahead of time. I brought a laptop and we still did the school's online reading programs so they were logged while he was gone. I know personally email has made it so easy to keep up with things better. :) - singleprincess  71.3 #3980 8:31PM
Im in college now.. And ive been going to disney since i was three. I was pulled from school every year.. Even missed my first few days of senior year! Usually just brought some work with me - Boardwalkgirl  55.9 #98 9:35PM
Have then talk to their teachers. Every teacher is different some will let you make up the work while others won't it all depends on the teacher and even sometimes the school - cooldisgrl_CM  155.3 #2562 2:07AM
As long as the teacher gives you the assignment kids can complete and turn in on time, set aside a couple hours each day for school. A break by the pool with a laptop works. Now a days many schools don't approve family vacations as excused absences, which IMHO is silly because social interaction and discovery are important life skills put in action at WDW. - Betsyboo  21.5 #158 5:11AM
I let the school and teacher know two weeks ahead of time. He would usually get his assignments before he left. One year he also did an extra assignment. It depends on the teacher. Some seem to not really care, while others expect the children to keep up. - Lelundrial  571.3 #334 7:42AM
We have always taken the grandkids out of school mid sept and was amazing. Each child brought their back packs with assignments. We worked on them at the airport or on drive down, as much as we could. They would do some any free time we had and if any left, on the way home. They were always done with it by the time we got home. Now we have run into a glitch because one if the schools only allow 6 days missing a semester or you fail that semester ugg!!!! So the last two years we went in mid aug and last week in aug and it was not as good as going in sept but doable. If you get ok from schools I would say sept. Happy planning - mmddgp  635.7 #10 7:44AM
Our schools only allow 4 parent request days or you fail the semester. That really creates a problem if later in the year you might have a funeral or something that you need them out of school to attend. I'm glad my grandchildren are homeschooled, because we can travel on off seasons. - ally  509.0 #15 7:59AM
We went to Disneyland one year in late August with grandchildren, because my son-in-law had a conference. I was really surprised at how uncrowded it was. I guess most families were already in school or were getting ready for school. There were very few children in the parks. - ally  509.0 #15 8:03AM
We always take our daughter out for 6 days in the fall. We take makeup work for her to do on the plane ride and she's never had any major issues . The school has always been good about letting me take her put and I don't let her lay out any other days. - girlonfire  54.1 #99 8:22AM
We take a trip to Disney once a year at least try to. Luckily right now we only have 1 of our 4 in school and as long as we tell them a week in advance they excuse the absences because it is considered an educational experience. We have Ethan write a report on what he learned while we were at Disney and he turns that into his teacher. They all him to make up the work and he hasn't struggled with any of it. This next school year we will have another in school and I fear we may to start planning our trips on their breaks so Erik won't miss school. He has a hard time adjusting to things. - BBNMickey  20.9 #160 8:37AM
We have went the last 6 years and pulled our kids out of school each time. We always went in sept! I always wrote notes and let the teachers know on the first day of school that vacation was coming up and I would like homework in advance if possible. It's always been fine but this last year ( a couple months ago) was rough. It's harder the older they get. My kids r in 6th and 7 th grade. We decided after this year not to go in sept anymore. But in your case since this is a one time thing go, have fun, and just advise the school and teachers ASAP! - shewsluvwdw  58.0 #95 4:57PM
we went the week of Labor day and the kids missed 4 days. They are only allowed 5 missed days of school per semester. They are in 6th and 10th grade. My son's middle school teachers all have their lesson plans and homework on the school website, so all he had to do was look at that and do the work. My daughter's high school was much more difficult. Some teachers actually gave her a really hard time about being out of school. We will not be taking them out of school any more for trips. As others have said, it is too difficult for the older ones to catch up with their missed work! - ncjal  269.2 #27 8:01AM

MouseWait COUNTDOWN for iOS is here! Countdown the days to your next Disneyland or Disney World trip with our images OR your pics! Your Countdown also displays on Apple Watch and is beautiful on iPhone 6 screens. Secure the discounted launch price for a limited time.

I have the countdown and I love it! - tree320  0.6 #0 9:26AM
Just got it! - Dizkid  368.4 #579 12:29PM
Awesome - keepmovingforward  203.8 #1876 8:39PM

Download VOYAGEERS to your device today! Discover the VOYAGEERS Society, and the magical Main Street Realm in this action packed adventure for kids of ALL ages! Also available on iBooks and Kobo. Follow the VOYAGEERS on Facebook for more info and behind the scenes exclusives.

Like normal I am late to the party. Reading it now - Tealtownfan  1015.5 #172 3:13PM
Got it! More than halfway thru it! It's a lot of fun!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘βœ¨βœ¨ - TinkerSchelle  1776.1 #86 10:53PM
  - mckelfam  36.4 #5139 3:09PM
Weeeeee - MommyandBash  181.0 #2171 10:29PM

Play Disneyland Trivia with your friends for FREE! See the list of TRIVILATOR usernames on this page. Play from any device with our new web version

Cool admin. Hope I do better than the first one. Hope people that enter will be ready to play and the tournament moves along better - Goofytom  1176.1 #138 6:41PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  670.7 #277 6:30PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #65924 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  181.0 #2171 12:18PM
It happens, if you want start a game and I'll play you. I take a couple days off a week but I'll finish the games I start. - richiii3  676.9 #269 2:20PM

Here are the Top 10 MouseWaiters of All-Time:

1. Coaster
15879.8

2. Dave
12973.2

3. Plumiegirl
9163.98

4. jacdanfan
9105.79

5. Tom
9083.7

6. goofygal
8772.22

7. uscdisneyteacher
7581.42

8. CobbPR
7121.82

9. BaseballMickey_CM
7102.87

10. Bullseye
6766.17


Such great people on this list, many who doSo much for the app. 😍😍 - secretagentangel  1944.2 #75 2:09PM

Credits Hall of Fame. This real-time list honors the top Credits purchasers by showing the total number of Credits purchased. These MouseWaiters play an integral part in helping us maintain and innovate. Thank you to everyone who buys Credits in the MW iOS app, TRIVILATOR, and Goat Effect!

1. jacdanfan
60000

2. iLOVELUCYnDISNEY
58500

3. secretagentangel
52300

4. MeridaFan
41630

5. MelodyMouse
40000

6. DisneyGrandma
40000

7. leopardditz2000
39500

8. MinnieMyLove
38250

9. debbiev
36250

10. cmtahm
35650

 

  Well done and congratulations.  Now I know how some people have so many stickers.  Keep up the good work:-) - beentoall  183.5 #0 2:55AM

Our new Walt Disney World App for iOS is here! MagicSearch, upNEXT, new Lounge, and tons of other upgrades. Go get it here. You can see all of the new features and how tos here

thanks admin - Fantasmicfan1  1374.3 #112 9:42PM
  - jacdanfan  9105.8 #4 6:08AM
- Lilogirl1  115.8 #3231 4:26PM
Thanks! DW fans appreciate you! - LeighMouse  17.9 #0 7:58AM

Here is the Overall Quality Top 10 real-time list. Follow these MouseWaiters for great content:

1. CobbPR
6726

2. uscdisneyteacher
5925

3. BaseballMickey_CM
5486

4. Dave
5381

5. Duchess_SMK
5008

6. Plumiegirl
4768

7. Stitch_Legacy
4712

8. HandMeAChurroImmaFaint
4298

9. ElSuperRaton
4197

10. pikarich
3912



SEE THE TOP 100

This list needs to be updated! Just saying😬 - MadameLeota  3068.9 #41 9:51PM
FINALLY!  Thank you!  - MadameLeota  3068.9 #41 2:34PM

Get 100 Credits for staying at the Hojo Anaheim! Just fill out this form and we'll get the Credits added to your account. When you stay at the Hojo, you help us continue to improve MouseWait. Call their in house reservation number and remember to mention MouseWait--you will love everything about the Hojo!

Credits have been applied to everyone's account as of today! - Admin 11:40AM
I just called them to price out our potential trip in June. Chris was so nice and the MW savings are phenomenal! Still waiting on work vacation approval to reserve the room!  - HNL2SFO  205.4 #1856 1:26PM
What percentage saving are we looking at for being MouseWaiters? Is it better than a AAA discount.  - MoChuck  128.4 #2974 3:57PM
@Admin. I filled out a form for May 22nd.  I hope you got it. Thanks. - Winnie111286  4438.8 #24 2:23AM
@@Admin I booked with get away today and am staying at the HoJo in December.  Does MW still give the 100 credits or do I have to book with the hotel directly? - dsnylvr1975  6.2 #14429 5:02PM

Easily manage the social side of MouseWait for Disneyland and Disney World with our new mousetopia app for iOS. Post to the DL or WDW side, use your Stickers, and utilize our new MouseWait Messenger. Optimized for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6! See what's new here


Your Donations Help Us Make MouseWait Better!

TOP MWs of the WEEK

1.tracsant 21.91 #2  
2.jacdanfan 18.44 #4  
3.CollegeDisneyKnowledgeGrad 16.97 #3  
4.Pooh147856 9.55 #24  
5.elephanette 7.98 #5593  

MW Quality Top 100    Monthly Leaders   Top 100 MouseRank Leaders  Monthly Wait Time Leaders


Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon.com and MouseWait benefits from your purchases!








Get Disneyland and MouseWait News before anyone else! Join our Priority Text List today.


Best of the day
By UsernameBy Keyword
See what's happening LIVE at Disneyland!