A family’s schedule may not always coincide with the school calendar. If one of your students find it necessary to miss school due to a trip or vacation, it’s practical to give them basic assignments (i.e. spelling words or reading chapters) to work on while traveling. It is, however, difficult to provide them with the work that will be covered while they are gone. The Learning Layaway is a simple file system for addressing student absences due to family vacations. The open letter to parents/guardians explains that the missed assignments will be collected daily and given to the child upon their return. The Learning Layaway will encourage students to complete the work in an appropriate time and place when they return.