We will miss your posts Hayley, but your mom is absolutely right! Your education is so important in jr. high and h.s. I'm sure you will have some "down" times (winter break; spring break) that you can drop in and say "hi" if you want...maybe the weekend here or there when you don't have projects to work on.
I have the same rules for my kids (well, only one now, my other has graduated.) so I applaud your mom. It may not seem as important to you now, but you will thank her 10 years from now, I promise!
Good luck with school this year! Work hard: start off doing the best you can, and work hard to stay there! If you start to struggle with a subject, please ask for help (from mom or a teacher) before you get so frustrated that you are ready to give up. I have seen it happen in my kids and it is so hard for them.
Best wishes to you, Hayley! You won't be forgotten! (((hugs)))