This student has missed class excessively (7-8 times). Her Dean told the teacher that this is her pattern, to be patient with her, and to "help" her along. Yesterday, on an employer visit, the teacher ran into her buying cigarettes. When greeted and then asked, "Where have you been?" the student said she wasn't sure if she was coming back to school. The teacher told her she should come back and that she would help her catch-up. She was absent again today.