I thought that you were to keep your child out of school if they were sick, or if they had an appointment. Has this changed? The reason I ask is because I went to drop difficult child off today and he didn't want to go into school, so I carried him in. I let the teacher know he was tired because he didn't want to go to bed last night and that he may have an 'off day'. Her comment back to me was that if he's having an 'off day' that maybe I should just keep him home. My response was that I could take him home if she needed me to. She then picked up my son and finished carrying him to his classroom. (This happens often when difficult child is having an 'off day'). Needless to say, I went to the principal already this morning and let her know what had happened. I even let her know that I included a behavior chart for Alex to start tracking his days, as well as a notebook so that me and the teacher could better communicate. She thought I was very pro-active, and that this was a good idea. She also said she would talk with the teacher. Especially since if he figures out that just throwing a fit will keep him home, he'll do it more often. I send him to school tired or not so that he has that natural consequence of being tired throughout the day. I mean I tried everything (taking away toys, tv, et cetera) to get him to go to bed, and he was still up until 11pm. I also let the principal know that I'm waiting on the IEP to be done. She recognized the name of my son and after our conversation she let me know that she would see what she could do in order to expedite the process since we are now getting this from his teacher. Granted, the teacher could have just been having an off day as we all tend to do, and I said this. Especially since I thought me and the teacher had a good repour. She's always been nice and let me know how his days have gone when I pick him up. So now we shall see what has transpired when I pick him up in about an hour. Wish me luck.