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We relocated to Portland in 2000 at the beginning of my son's junior year in high school. He attended one of the premier public high schools in Portland. His first term report card showed that he had 18 unexcused absences and tardies. The school never notified us or inquired about his excessive absences. His teachers never called or emailed us about his absences and tardies. It was an eye-opening expericence because we had come from a school (in the south) where parents were called if a student was 10 minutes late! Schools need to work in partnership with parents and students. We felt totally let down by this particular school.
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