One student thought he could just miss the first week of summer without problem.
Another student's MOTHER e-mailed to ask if her little darling (a full-time student at a very conservative Christian college with a so-so academic reputation) could "join" my class in the second week.
Maybe this works for other courses, in non-summer sessions or whatever -- but, in logic they're already taking their first exam next week. There are only 3 exams -- and those points are most of the grade.
I'm NOT meeting with these students before class on Monday to teach them from the ground up.
I'm also not about to let a student into my class that I know has missed too much to be successful, no matter how brilliant his mommy thinks he is.