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To let dd take day off school tomorrow?

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Auntieobem Wed 04-Oct-17 22:29:13

She's been on a day trip with school to Amsterdam - up at 2 am this morning. Flight just landed, probably 2 hours until she gets home. She can stay home tomorrow can't she?

geekone Wed 04-Oct-17 22:30:13

Eh yes you wouldn't be expected to work after all those hours.

ineedamoreadultieradult Wed 04-Oct-17 22:30:49

How old is she?

geekone Wed 04-Oct-17 22:30:54

You will have to write a sick letter though but I think exhaustion would cover it. Maybe if she is up for it she could go in after lunch

Yarboosucks Wed 04-Oct-17 22:31:22

Yes, if she is too tired when she wakes up tomorrow, but you will not know the answer to that until then. How old is she?

auntieobem Wed 04-Oct-17 22:31:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MaisyPops Wed 04-Oct-17 22:31:38

Generally at our school people are in school the next day but we are mindful thry may be a bit tired.

auntieobem Wed 04-Oct-17 22:32:16

Will see how she is in morning. I could possibly come home at lunchtime to take her to school - too far to walk.

Seniorcitizen1 Wed 04-Oct-17 22:32:52

today parents look for any reason to keep their child off school. That you have come on here suggests you know she should go to school

SparklyUnicornPoo Wed 04-Oct-17 22:33:08

I'm surprised they aren't either giving them the day off or a half day so they can go in after lunch. See how she feels in the morning but I'd let her take the day off.

auntieobem Wed 04-Oct-17 22:34:12

No actually I think I should keep her off. She'll have been up for over 22 hours, and will only have about 6 hours sleep.

lougle Wed 04-Oct-17 22:34:41

No, she'll have at least 7 hours sleep. She can go to school.

Welshmaenad Wed 04-Oct-17 22:36:05

I'd keep her off. She will be exhausted.

auntieobem Wed 04-Oct-17 22:37:23

She'll be home around 12.45 up again at 7.

turnaroundbrighteyes Wed 04-Oct-17 22:40:58

I'd wait and see how she is when the alarm goes off. She might have slept during both journeys and be keen to go to school and relive the adventure or so knackered she sleeps through the alarm. You won't know until the morning.

sinceyouask Wed 04-Oct-17 22:41:17

I'd see how she is. But if she's really tired, a day off seems reasonable.

Migraleve Wed 04-Oct-17 22:41:17

Oh wow, so for one night she has less sleep and for one day she is a bit tired?

Yes of course she should go to school.

NotEnoughCushions Wed 04-Oct-17 22:41:59

I'm surprised the school haven't given any guidance, ours would normally say that pupils are not expected in until after break/lunch.

In the absence of any guidance from school I would try to wake her up and get her to school. Yes, she'll be tired but she won't be the only one. She can have a couple of early nights and catch up. And many of her friends will be discussing the trip etc.

SillyMoomin Wed 04-Oct-17 22:42:59

hmm 6/7 hours - and it’ll be good sleepbecayse she’ll be tired- send her to school

For heavens sakes

AnnieAnoniMouse Wed 04-Oct-17 22:45:08

You're being ridiculous. She's 14, she'll have had 6 hours sleep.

travailtotravel Wed 04-Oct-17 22:46:38

To the poster who said you wouldn't be expected to go to work on those hours, I finished work at 2am on Monday and was in again by 9 the following day. It's quite normal for lots of people. Not ideal but normal.

ManchesterGin Wed 04-Oct-17 22:47:19

Would you expect the staff who went on the trip to be in work tomorrow?

newmumwithquestions Wed 04-Oct-17 22:47:56

Eh yes you wouldn't be expected to work after all those hours.

Bahahaha. If you have a travelling job yes you are. Shouldn't be expected to work maybe. But absolutely are.

deepestdarkestperu Wed 04-Oct-17 22:48:00

Of course she should go to school!
Midnight isn’t that late for a 14yo. She can just go to bed early tomorrow if she’s that tired.

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 04-Oct-17 22:48:05

Keep her off. Definately

You never sleep as well away from your own bed it's not just one night of less sleep it's days of probably not sleeping properly in a strange place.

Keep her off.

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