Hi again, and thanks for your reply.
I can understand your frustration with this situation for your daughter. I don't think it's allowed for you to pick her up at lunchtime, if the school has not agreed to this plan. However, it seems that she would be a good candidate for the home/hospital schooling program that should be offered by your school district. If that is what she currently has now, although you feel she is missing the social interaction by not attending her classes in person, it might be a good idea to continue with it until the end of this school year, so she doesn't miss the year completely. Each school district has different regulations, etc., but at this point, it doesn't sound as if the school is being very cooperative and understanding of your daughter's condition and situation.
Your daugthter does not have to speak with the Principal, only you should speak with him/her and also speak with your daughter's guidance counselor, to find the best solution to help her finish out the school year.
While I can understand you not wanting her schedule changed, because it may add more anxiety to her existing situation, the school may feel it's only important for her to attend her CORE classes, because these are the most important. You are probably right, that they offered this to continue to receive funding for her attendance.
The plan you are proposing, re: a few days a week in the AM and a few in the PM, for her to attend 1/2 day, but attend all her classes, will most likely not be approved by the school. However, if you were to request all classwork/homework be sent home with a sibling, friend, or if you were to pick it up, she could probably do her work at home with your help and her textbooks, or enrolled in the home-school program for students with medical problems, as mentioned above. This program, in the State where I live (FL), saved my son from missing his first year of High School (9th grade), when he developed pancreatitis and was hospitalized for almost 6 months. He was assigned a 'teacher' who would drop off and pick up work weekly, and work with him on anything he was experiencing a problem with. In addition, he attended 'classes' by phone (on a speaker phone loaned to us by this School's program) and interacted in this way with students and teachers.
Your daughter could still have social interaction with friends during the school week and on weekends, if she is not able to attend school in a conventional manner at this time.
I can't directly answer your question re: the 504 plan, because that would be up to the school/school district. Perhaps you should speak to someone on your local school board and/or at the school district office about the best way to help your daughter salvage the year and not be stressed by any major changes. If she is changed from the Advanced English class to Regular English, I agree that this would be a change for the better, with less stress, but that would involve a schedule/teacher change, also, I'm assuming. I don't see how the school can deny her this change, if it is in her best interest, medically. I do think you need to speak to someone above the Principal, to get the best plan in place to meet your daughter's current educational and medical needs.
I wish you and your daughter all the best and hope all will be well with her health.
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