My son is in grade two so I didn't think it was too serious as he is keeping up with the rest of the class. I asked the teacher for extra work..much to my son's dismay and our battle.
I've been brought up believing that travel and social abilities are another part of a full education. For the experience of cruising or most other travel on the Canadian dollar, this is unfortunately the most affordable time of year for us to travel...off season.
I'd much rather spend the time as a family than leave him behind with someone else if that was possible. Of course, as the school study schedule becomes more serious, this will be more and more of a decision.