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So as most know by this point, the Gold League team I'm on, Team eClipse, is going to Poland during April. We will be leaving the 5th of April and coming back the 10th of April. The problem with this, however, is that I am already at the maximum amount of days allowed for absences in school (I am a high school student in New Jersey). This means that I have a possibility of either going to summer school, or having to repeat my Junior year, which as we all know is not a good thing.

So what do I ask of the community of the World of Tanks North America server? Simple! Sign this petition, and leave a good note (please), and hopefully I can use this as a way to avoid having to repeat my Junior year, even as an A/B student! Thanks to all who sign, and if you don't, kindly tell me why you will not!

Also, yes, this is a copy and paste from the Worldoftanks forum. I'm posting this here as I need as many signatures as possible before addressing the school board. ohseven

https://www.change.org/p/christopher-kobik-let-ian-taylor-go-to-poland-and-not-be-penalized

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Unless your absence levels are ridiculously beyond the maximum, I don't see any reason for them to block you if they have any common sense. The curriculum for high school during one week has no influence on your grades and since you're looking at high single digit to low double digit flight times, not to mention any airport waiting, you can literally do the entire week's work in all classes while going from Murrica to Europe. With plenty of time to spare, even.

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Just now, Zinn said:

Unless your absence levels are ridiculously beyond the maximum, I don't see any reason for them to block you if they have any common sense. The curriculum for high school during one week has no influence on your grades and since you're looking at high single digit to low double digit flight times, not to mention any airport waiting, you can literally do the entire week's work in all classes while going from Murrica to Europe. With plenty of time to spare, even.

I see you are not familiar with the State of NJ.  Common + Sense =/= Common or Sensical

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6 minutes ago, CraBeatOff said:

How many days did you miss for bullshit reasons prior to Poland being optioned? What's the absence limit?

8 days before Vegas (3 of them were actually me being sick, 1 was because of me having a huge test in English and wanting to study for it, and the rest were me just not wanting to go)- 12 after. The limit PER CLASS before you fail it is 12, but because we have double periods (meaning we only have half of our classes every other day (Monday we have all of our classes, Tuesday/Thursday is 1/3/5/7, and Wednesday/Friday is 2/4/6/8), I may or may not get over the limit to the point where I have to do credit restoration (summer school) or having to repeat the grade- the school is so inconsistent with the rule that I want to make sure by just having all 4 days excused, to make my life much easier.

3 minutes ago, koel76 said:

Don't forget to report back with the result. I doubt they'll excuse your absence even with a petition, but it's always worth trying.

Will do

2 minutes ago, Zinn said:

Unless your absence levels are ridiculously beyond the maximum, I don't see any reason for them to block you if they have any common sense. The curriculum for high school during one week has no influence on your grades and since you're looking at high single digit to low double digit flight times, not to mention any airport waiting, you can literally do the entire week's work in all classes while going from Murrica to Europe. With plenty of time to spare, even.

As stated below, New Jersey is extremely strict for an unknown reason and I most likely will not be excused, but it's still worth a try.

Just now, Devo said:

I see you are not familiar with the State of NJ.  Common + Sense =/= Common or Sensical

He lives in Europe, m9.

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Bro let me lay some things on the table:

  • Serb is a cunt and should be fucked for all the money he's worth.
  • Your high school isn't going to listen to a petition or common sense - they're your customer and you need to play salesman... Offer them something, headteachers always look good when they can say "I saw their potential from an early age and nurtured it, even if it meant giving them an extra day off."
  • It's ALWAYS easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.
  • Risking your trajectory in life isn't worth a few thousand dollars.

And my favourites...

  • If you're going to be a man at night, you better be prepared to be a man in the morning.

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Seems odd. If credit is a problem, why not tell them you'll do an extra history report on Warsaw (assuming that's where you're going) or something along those lines? It might be a boring couple of hours on the trip but Poland is one of the richest areas in the world in terms of historical shenanigans and there should be plenty of opportunities for some cheeky pictures. Besides, pretty much everyone on the planet agrees that cultural exchange is beneficial for a student, including the US.

How bad is summer school anyway? Might be worth taking the hit just for an intercontinental trip and playing games. Trust me, those summer vacations aren't missed all that much by most adults anyway 'cause money is more fun.

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19 minutes ago, Gashtag said:

Bro let me lay some things on the table:

  • Serb is a cunt and should be fucked for all the money he's worth.
  • Your high school isn't going to listen to a petition or common sense - they're your customer and you need to play salesman... Offer them something, headteachers always look good when they can say "I saw their potential from an early age and nurtured it, even if it meant giving them an extra day off."
  • It's ALWAYS easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.
  • Risking your trajectory in life isn't worth a few thousand dollars.

And my favourites...

  • If you're going to be a man at night, you better be prepared to be a man in the morning.

Couple quick notes for replies that should help anyone reading the thread:

  • I'm not choosing the game over school, I'm merely advancing my knowledge/experience in something I will try to be employed in when I'm older (if I'm not still gaming).
  • Fuck begging, I want to at least attempt to make my case heard, at the very least I'd like to get our school board to change their attendance rules.
  • I already offered to write up a paper for every class I have, and that was avoided. Basically the argument is "if we do this for you, we have to do it for everyone else", when realistically, I'm the only person in my school to have ever done something for money and traveled to another country to make money off of what I do.
15 minutes ago, Zinn said:

Seems odd. If credit is a problem, why not tell them you'll do an extra history report on Warsaw (assuming that's where you're going) or something along those lines? It might be a boring couple of hours on the trip but Poland is one of the richest areas in the world in terms of historical shenanigans and there should be plenty of opportunities for some cheeky pictures. Besides, pretty much everyone on the planet agrees that cultural exchange is beneficial for a student, including the US.

How bad is summer school anyway? Might be worth taking the hit just for an intercontinental trip and playing games. Trust me, those summer vacations aren't missed all that much by most adults anyway 'cause money is more fun.

Credit restoration is a problem as I have to pay for it. Not only that, but it will look bad on transcripts (apparently, as I was told by a cousin of mine), and that will only hurt me.

7 minutes ago, MagentaPanda said:

Just gonna throw it out there, if you are showing the petition to the school board you should really change the picture. It currently doesn't exactly look professional.

 

Other than that, good luck.

 

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True, my friend made the petition and already got 30 signatures before I even saw it, and I haven't even signed it yet. Not sure what to change it to though, that doesn't look cringe-worthy.

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16 minutes ago, MagentaPanda said:

Just gonna throw it out there, if you are showing the petition to the school board you should really change the picture. It currently doesn't exactly look professional.

 

Other than that, good luck.

 

Pretty much.  The writeup makes you sound like a whiny little bitch too: "I should be allowed to do this because... I want to, and these Internet people support me!"

Give a more detailed, supportive argument laying out why you should be allowed an exception.  Are students granted exceptions for other competition like sports, music etc.?  Lay out the kind of things you've been learning, and how you've kept up a solid academic record while doing so.  Any other extracurricular activities, job etc.?  If you can make a convincing argument that you're mature enough to be capable of getting caught up you'll have a much better chance.

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First off MP, grats on your wins and WGLNA success. Second, screw the petition, ask for leave on sporting grounds (there'll be provisions in there) and if that fails, you're still getting 'some' prize for Poland, so use the money there to pay for the summer courses. It's High School, you're not going to fuck your future over whatever you do, sans burning the building down. 

Alternatively, ask if you can tele-attend or cover attendance by watching recorded class time (Some universities record their classes and stream them after). 

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54 minutes ago, Masterpupil2 said:

8 days before Vegas (3 of them were actually me being sick, 1 was because of me having a huge test in English and wanting to study for it, and the rest were me just not wanting to go)- 12 after.

Yea...no. If you want to skip school that's fine. I skipped the fuck out of countless days, a lot of them just cuz i had better things to do. I did however suffer the consequences.

Not that random fucktards on the interwebz signing petitions is actually going to sway any government entity (like a school), but even in person I wouldn't put my name to anything arguing that some kid skipped school but now shouldn't have to deal with the repercussions...because he's good at pixel tanks.

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frankly I fail to see why someone who has been invited to the grand finals of the Esports league of one of the most popular MMOs in Russia and the EU, and has been given an all expenses paid trip there to compete for his share of 300 grand, something which frankly is a pretty nice achievement, shouldn't be allowed to go because "oh noes he'll miss a week of school"

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3 minutes ago, Shade421 said:

Yea...no. If you want to skip school that's fine. I skipped the fuck out of countless days, a lot of them just cuz i had better things to do. I did however suffer the consequences.

Not that random fucktards on the interwebz signing petitions is actually going to sway any government entity (like a school), but even in person I wouldn't put my name to anything arguing that some kid skipped school but now shouldn't have to deal with the repercussions...because he's good at pixel tanks.

Hmm, I'd be kind if you didn't attack the supporters so aggressively. 

However, you want to be an ass, so I might as well be one too. You tell me you skipped class, as has every other individual who has ever attended highschool, and don't bother arguing otherwise. The fact is that I missed a total of FOUR DAYS for reasons of just skipping, and that doesn't mean I shouldn't be allowed to do something I'm literally a professional in. Sports teams are allowed leave of absence in most schools (no team in my school is good enough to go anywhere, so I don't know if the exception would be there), and most athletes skip school a lot- and I would know this as I've played physical sports my entire life.

If you don't want to support me, then say so. Don't attack my supporters or the petition because you don't agree with it. It makes you look like an ass, and as you called me earlier in the week, a pubescent twatwaffle. 

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7 minutes ago, Shade421 said:

Yea...no. If you want to skip school that's fine. I skipped the fuck out of countless days, a lot of them just cuz i had better things to do. I did however suffer the consequences.

Not that random fucktards on the interwebz signing petitions is actually going to sway any government entity (like a school), but even in person I wouldn't put my name to anything arguing that some kid skipped school but now shouldn't have to deal with the repercussions...because he's good at pixel tanks.

while I agree on the "Don't skip school" thing. 4 days in a year, I mean, its not that significant. 

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On 3/21/2016 at 10:59 AM, Assassin7 said:

frankly I fail to see why someone who has been invited to the grand finals of the Esports league of one of the most popular MMOs in Russia and the EU, and has been given an all expenses paid trip there to compete for his share of 300 grand, something which frankly is a pretty nice achievement, shouldn't be allowed to go because "oh noes he'll miss a week of school"

Because his attendance before that was kinda patchy for poor or little reason.

Because a school does not care how good you are at things that it does not care about (things like being king of farting, able to play a flute using your ass, or pixel tanks).

Because it doesn't have the full details of how this event might be a meaningful experience, as highlighted by your spiel.

 

I wish the OP luck, but I will not sign the petition until it's rewritten. You want a bye for your attendance, you have to write like you actually have good sense, in the style that shows you are a serious, independent, thinking learner. The form of how you present your case matters as much as the matter/meat of your argument.

Edit: Mainly your petition needs work. You are a lucid poster, use that skill in the petition text.

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6 minutes ago, neokai said:

Because his attendance before that was kinda patchy for poor or little reason.

Because a school does not care how good you are at things that it does not care about (things like being king of farting, able to play a flute using your ass, or pixel tanks).

Because it doesn't have the full details of how this event might be a meaningful experience, as highlighted by your spiel.

 

I wish the OP luck, but I will not sign the petition until it's rewritten. You want a bye for your attendance, you have to write like you actually have good sense, in the style that shows you are a serious, independent, thinking learner. The form of how you present your case matters as much as the matter/meat of your argument.

Edit: Mainly your petition needs work. You are a lucid poster, use that skill in the petition text.

As stated above, it was a petition written by my friend, not me. I will be attempting to get it rewritten when I see him in class tomorrow, but until then I have no way of changing it.

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12 minutes ago, Masterpupil2 said:

Hmm, I'd be kind if you didn't attack the supporters so aggressively. 

However, you want to be an ass, so I might as well be one too. You tell me you skipped class, as has every other individual who has ever attended highschool, and don't bother arguing otherwise. The fact is that I missed a total of FOUR DAYS for reasons of just skipping, and that doesn't mean I shouldn't be allowed to do something I'm literally a professional in. Sports teams are allowed leave of absence in most schools (no team in my school is good enough to go anywhere, so I don't know if the exception would be there), and most athletes skip school a lot- and I would know this as I've played physical sports my entire life.

If you don't want to support me, then say so. Don't attack my supporters or the petition because you don't agree with it. It makes you look like an ass, and as you called me earlier in the week, a pubescent twatwaffle. 

Please point to the personal attack I made. I'll get a doll for you if it will help. You said in your OP that you posted it on the official forums, as well as in an open section of these ones. Ergo, random fucktards on the interwebz make up the vast majority of the audience you're targeting.

Let's also not forget this part:

2 hours ago, Masterpupil2 said:

Thanks to all who sign, and if you don't, kindly tell me why you will not!

So you would have rather not known why I didn't sign it? Or did you just want me to blow rainbow smoke up your ass and say something like my dog ate my keyboard?

If it's that big of a deal to you, I'll go back and edit it with synonyms that are more palatable to special snowflakes. But keep in mind, you're the one that read specific personal attacks in to it when there were none.

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