Thus is a long overdue update and I’m really sorry for not getting this done awhile ago. It occurred to me while finishing up my last post, that I hadn’t explained the outcome of our meeting with Gavin’s principal a couple of weeks ago.
After meeting with the principal, Lizze and I decided that Gavin will move on to high school and we would not be seeking for him to repeat the 8th grade.
After a very open and honest discussion with his super awesome principal, we got a better understanding of why we should let him move forward unopposed.
One of the biggest issues we’ve had all year is Gavin’s ability to exploit every possible situation and use it to his advantage. The principal at the high school doesn’t tolerate this type of behavior and neither do the teachers.
Gavin will jot be allowed to cheat on homework or tests.
He will be in a highly structured environment, with little wiggle room for him to manipulate his way out of doing his work.
Gavin needs this type of structure and routine to keep him applying himself to his schoolwork. Without it, he blows the work off.
At this point, Lizze and I feel as though Gavin will benefit more from the high school environment than he would repeating the 8th grade.
We can always reevaluate if need be but I think this is the best option, at least for right now.
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