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natalie

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  • Birthday 06/26/1969

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  1. natalie

    Problems with Albuterol?

    Unfortunately, there is still a significant co-pay, at least for me (dh grumbles a little every time I fill the rx). It is definitely worth it, though, as albuterol was really hard on me.
  2. natalie

    adult opposite sex siblings in public

    LOL ... It most definitely is!
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    adult opposite sex siblings in public

    ??? Do you mean did she start doing this at a young age? I have no idea. I met her the first time when dating dh. Possibly though. No one else seems to find it odd -- dh just says she's old. Of course, dh has been saying that for over 20 years now.
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    adult opposite sex siblings in public

    I think it is odd, however ... my MIL always tells the servers how EACH person at the table is related to everyone else AND shares various details of each person's life, and she does this to EVERY person that comes by the table: servers, runners, buspeople, manager, etc, while she holds on to their arm (maybe so they can't make a quick getaway?)
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    new answer kinda quick

    When I ordered in 2016, I chose my delayed start date during the ordering and payment process. ETA: Oops ... now that it's the middle of the night and I was sleeping, I think they actually sent me an email after the fact with a link asking me to assign courses to children and choose the start dates. I hope I didn't mess you up ... apparently my sleeping brain is a lot more with it than my daytime brain.
  6. natalie

    Dulcolax/Miralax Colonoscopy Prep Question

    I've had 4 colonoscopies ... yuck ... all with different preps. The first three were horrific. The last one was with Suprep. It was unbelievable how much easier the prep was with this and how much better I tolerated it. It was a total breeze. My insurance paid for it, but if in the future it doesn't, I told dh we would be scraping together the money to pay for it out of pocket. (I even saved the packaging so I wouldn't forget what it was called ... lol!)
  7. Not true. Excerpts from the following link: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/home_schools_122555_7.pdf Who May Home School Home school education is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian. The parent assigns homework, gives tests and grades these tests. The issuance of report cards, transcripts, and diplomas are the responsibility of the home school family (based on internal standards). If home schooling continues through grade 12, the parent issues a high school diploma to the graduate. ... Reporting Process The annual reporting of a home school to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is voluntary. It is not required unless the student is requesting eligible special education services from the local public school or intermediate school district. ... Teacher Requirement A parent or legal guardian who home schools his or her child is not required to hold a valid Michigan teaching certificate, permit, or occupational authorization. A parent or legal guardian reporting to MDE must have a minimum bachelor’s degree to be approved unless they claim a sincerely held religious belief against teacher certification (People v DeJonge). Reporting is required if the parent or legal guardian is seeking eligible special education services for their child(ren). and this link: http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-81351_81352_35175-307002--,00.html Exemption (f) Home SchoolExemption (f) Home School 380.1561(3)(f) states: A child shall not be required to attend the public schools in the following cases: (f) The child is being educated at the child's home by his or her parent or legal guardian in an organized educational program in the subject areas of reading, spelling, mathematics, science, history, civics, literature, writing, and English grammar. If a home school family chooses to operate under exemption (f), the conditions listed below apply: The Michigan Department of Education plays no role with the home school family. The home school family does not report as a nonpublic school to the Michigan Department of Education. Intermediate and local school districts are responsible for interpreting and enforcing the Compulsory School Attendance Law. There are no minimum qualifications for teachers except that they must be the parents or legal guardians of the children. The home school family must provide "an organized educational program in the subject areas of reading, spelling mathematics, science, history, civics, literature, writing, and English grammar." Students in home school families operating under exemption (f), solely, are not entitled to Auxiliary Services. Students in these home school families may enroll in noncore courses such as band, physical education, or music in public schools.
  8. natalie

    Someone Congratulate Me on Being Pregnant

    Congratulations!
  9. natalie

    Hillsdale Redux

    Ds19 is finishing his 2nd year at Hillsdale. He is doing well there and loves it. It is a great fit for him. What kind of information are you looking for? I'll gladly answer if I can.
  10. Upon looking into it further, it appears you are required to file/register as a "nonpublic" school if you request special services, the other option is not available. This does require you to have a bachelor's degree (does your dh have one?) However, as to the oversight, it doesn't appear there really is a whole lot: Student Records: Parents are encouraged to maintain student records of progress throughout the year. These records will assist school personnel with placement should the student enroll in a public or nonpublic school. The granting of credits and placement of students is solely determined by the receiving school. If a student attends a home school and returns to a public school, the public school generally reevaluates the students for grade placement and the transfer of credit. Required Testing: There are no required tests for a home-schooled student. The parent is responsible for administering tests based upon the curriculum they use. Although not required, homeschooled students may participate in state testing at their local public school. These tests are managed by MDE and are administered at no cost to a home-schooled student. For further information, contact your local public school. Link to State of Michigan page w/ links to other pertinent pages: http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-6530_6569_35175---,00.html BUT REMEMBER, none of this applies until the child requires compulsory attendance age of 6 (although there currently is a bill introduced to change that to 5, but I think they try that on almost a yearly basis)
  11. Definitely not too early. I've found it's best to know what the rules are and anticipate their arguments, so you can just shut that nonsense down right away. After a while they finally give up trying to pull one over on you :001_smile:, which they will try to do. It may be done knowingly (they simply don't want to do it) or it may be (somewhat) inadvertent (because they don't actually know for certain themselves and are just making it up as they go along because no one ever bothers to question them). Good luck.
  12. He's not the age of compulsory attendance yet (6), therefore you do not need to register because he is not schooling yet. Non-homeschooling families with young children not of school age receive services without registering their children in school or becoming homeschoolers. Once he is of compulsory age you would need to register as a homeschooler if you wished to continue receiving their services. As far as registering down the road, I'm not entirely certain there are those requirements. There are different sections under which you may choose to homeschool. However, this does not apply to you yet.
  13. natalie

    Any Boardies familiar with SLPs (we live in MI)

    Private SLP's in our area are hard to find, but we are rural. When one of our ds was younger (age 2-3), we wanted additional therapy beyond what school district provided. We traveled to CMU and received therapy from students under the guidance of the professors? for free. They performed an evaluation (not audiology testing) similar to that which the school performed and afterward saw him privately twice a week for an hour each time at no cost to us. The students (we had two) assigned to us were wonderful.
  14. natalie

    Any Boardies familiar with SLPs (we live in MI)

    I live in Michigan. In our county you would go through the county ISD (Intermediate School District) for evaluations and interventions at this age, not through the local school district. The ISD performs evaluations and provides services from birth on up. I believe it is the same throughout Michigan. I would call the ISD rather than the school. ETA: I've always been able to get appointments for evaluations simply by making a phone call to the ISD.
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