Annoyed with my sons school

So I just got a letter in the mail from my sons school. The letter said that he is missing too many days of school and that we are breaking the law. They threaten to retain him if he misses any more days of school. The letter tells us how irresponsible we are... blah, blah, blah...

We only keep him home from school when he is sick. We can't help how often he gets sick and it is not our fault. If we send him to school even the tiniest bit sick the school calls us to complain and wants us to come get him. They are so contradictory.

So now they are threatening to retain my son. It doesn't even matter that he is literally the head of his class, has perfect grade, and is multiple grade levels above where he should be. They can retain him based solely on attendance. We just went to his parent teacher conference this week and they had nothing but good things to say about him.

If they try to hold him back they will see this mommy turn into a monster and fight for her son.

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4Katie
    03/07/14
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    03/07/14
    4Katie
    We have to call the school each time his is sick and tell them why he isn't in school, so they know he is sick each time. I only take him to the doctor if he is sick in some way that they can help. I refuse to take him to the doctor and waste my money if he has a virus that they can not treat.
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      03/07/14
      hello
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        03/07/14
        It's all money.. They don't make money if your child is missing.. BUT if you have an exused absence.. then it's okay.. Have the Doctor write him a note for the days missed.. Our school has certain amount of days that you can miss too before they send you that letter.. BUT if you can get them exuded, then the school doesn't lose that money..
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          03/07/14
          4Katie
          So I heard back from the principle, she said they are legally required to send these letter out and the letter just states the law. She said she understands why my son is absent and he is not at risk to be retained. She kept saying she was legally required to send it out.
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