Gotcha...High School's in Canada do they not have study halls? We have them here...And also in middle school. My oldest rarely has homework even when he's been sick. They changed things around so their periods are extended...and they also have study halls.
As for the elementary...which the son in question is in...He's a fourth grader by the way. I've always taught my boys to respect the teachers...even with extra credit. I don't care if they are pulling all A's...their teacher put effort in coming up with something to offer students for extra credit. That out of respect for the teacher...they do it. I also mentor in school...which is part of a volunteer program.
Cole's teacher stated...she wasn't as concerned for him...as others in her class. But no papers are allowed to come home for a grade to be sent back in...only a check mark from her is allowed to be done at home. I honestly don't have an issue with that. But when school starts at 8:30 in the morning...and they get out at 3:15 if he rides the bus. Then...I have a problem with extended stays. Our school is the only district that starts as early as it does. Due to sending high school students to the vocational school towns away. So he's up early to catch the bus...it's just to long of a day for him...when he's on the bus for an hour before school even starts. I'm fine with his losing his library time...and such. Even recess I'm okay with. Though they are NOT allowed to take their recess away. [New rule] But she eased my mind...and my feathers are no longer ruffled.
I love his teacher...she's an amazing woman.