I have a trombone student who has missed the last 2 full weeks of school due to his parents taking him on vacation to Hawaii(why didn't they take me instead?).
I get it, if you work a "normal" job and get 2 week of paid vacation every year why not use them during a slow season. But at least own up to it and take the unexcused absences for your student.
I don't know what to do. The kid is now WAY behind and I don't want to punish him for his parents decision but I also can't just let it fly...just isn't in me.