*About back to school.
I asked my teens when they’re going back to school.
I bet you know what they said. Nothing, that’s what. They don’t know because they don’t check because they don’t care.
I don’t even blame them.
But I want to know what is going on because I’m a mom and I want everyone out of this godforsaken house while I continue to stay here part-time(ish) and it would really help me if I had an iota of an idea what the eff is happening with school now that the pandemic is over (and starting again but whatever).
So I went to the high school web site. Logical reaction, right?
There’s a thingy in the right margin that shows the dates starting with today’s date.
I scroll to see what’s happening and come across a bunch of PD days (which stands for Professional Development). I’m thinking, what? Is this because of the covid thing? The teachers need to prep for in-person learning but accommodate for all the safety precautions, is this why we have so many PD days?
Normally PD days happen later in the month, usually on a Friday to make it a long weekend.
I read through some of the excessive wordiness and found no information confirming that the scroll-y thing in the margin was accurate. Because according to that website, the first day of school is on Thursday, not Tuesday.
So I went to the school board website.
The school board is a bureaucracy and there are So Many Effen words to read and links to click, none of which gave me the information I was looking for. You would think they would plaster the most important information, the first day of school, front and center, right?
I had to search and click around for twenty minutes to finally find the school calendar.
They put it under the parent tab. Not the high school tab. Or the student tab. Or the home page. Where it would be easily (and quickly) seen.
I really really do not want to be so hands on with my teens when it comes to school anymore. Why should I be? They’re 13 and 16 and it’s time they step up. But for that to happen the board, and the respective schools, need to inform the kids.
INFORM THE KIDS…since they’re the students. Don’t they need to know what day to get out of bed prior to lunch and head off to school? It would be so nice if they got some information sent to their devices they’ve been (forced to be) exposed to since the pandemic started.
I finally went to google and typed in the question when the first day of school is for the kids in our school board. The question came up before I finished typing, indicating many people had already asked google this question.
Here’s the thing: no one needs to learn anything anymore because Google will save the day. Have any random question? Ask Google. Need an answer? Google. A different answer? Same. Confirm the first answer against the second answer? Google, google, google. Want to waste time? Google will help you with that too.
Anyway, it appears the standard Tuesday after Labour Day, incidentally labeled the most wonderful time of the year for many, many parents, is no longer the first day of school.
Perhaps it’s covid’s fault. I don’t care.
Just get these kids back to school.
End of rant.