easy child had mono. He's missed a lot of school. So I get a letter from juvie court wanting to do a mediation at the school. I'm annoyed and it's stupid and I don't feel good and am sick of the stupid carp that they pull. So, instead, I sent a letter to school with easy child: Dear Ms. X, Ms. XX and Ms. XXX: Due to serious health issues, I am unable to attend the mediation scheduled for April 16, 2009, at 9:00 AM. I am submitting this letter in its place. I am aware of easy child's absences. He became ill with mono just prior to mid-terms; however, the mono test wasnt performed until January 22, 2009. easy child was under a doctors care the entire time. He was very ill with mono for about two months. There are several doctors excuses for this time frame. For the days that were missed in this time frame and for which there are no doctors excuses, I assumed it was understood that it was due to the mono, as the school was informed. Ms. XX was informed in writing, and easy childs teachers were informed either by me or by easy child. Our doctor, C. M., D.O., has informed both easy child and myself that because of the mono, easy childs immune system has been compromised and he will be ill a lot over the next year. He is ill on an almost weekly basis and still suffers from overwhelming fatigue. easy child is taking steps to assist him with getting up in the mornings, as even after 12 hours of sleep he is still exhausted. He has plans in place with both me and his girlfriend, A. B., to help him in the mornings. I dont believe there is anything to be discussed in person that this letter hasnt addressed. There are no days that easy child has missed that I am not aware of; and all days he missed were due to illness. It was brought to my attention that there are 3 days of concern for which easy child did not have a note. However, those absences were during the active phase of mono and I am aware of the absences. As stated earlier, I assumed it was understood. If there are other concerns, we will need to schedule a phone conference. Sincerely, Really. I'm sick of the stupid stuff. The kid had mono - and not a mild case. He was out the last 2 days - he had a doctors excuse. Yesterday they called and were all snarky about it...wanted to know where easy child was. I *know* they have kids that just don't go to school for months at a time. Shouldn't they be focused on them?