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THE Phone Call

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It's 14 days before the "supposed" start of school and we have yet to be contacted by our school district to let us know the day kids go back to school, then the phone call.  The secretary at the elementary called today to ask us if Macy was planning on attending school.  My initial reaction was "Yes, why would you like otherwise?"  We filled out the paperwork, we submitted all the forms.  I thought we were good to go??  My second reaction was "Yeah, contact has been made!  They know about us, know about Macy and all is well.  I asked her what day school starts and finally received confirmation that it does in fact start August 28. 

She asked if Macy will be taking the bus or if we'll be dropping her off/picking her up.  I shared with her that the first two days we'll be driving her then she would ride the bus.  She didn't offer any details about the bus route, how it works etc. so I asked her and she seemed a little put off that I would ask.  I (again) shared that this is our first child and we don't have any experience with the district.  She gave me a quick overview and said we would be receiving some materials in the mail about the school's transportation policy, how the bus routes work etc. so it will be helpful to get that information. 

I asked her about the kindergarten orientation invite we've been waiting on and she said they were just about to send that out (wow, late, late, late!) and that it's scheduled for the following Wednesday night.  Wow.  Would have been good to know!  What's up with all the last-minute information?  We were scheduled to be on vacation that day so I guess we get to shorten our time at the beach so we're back in time.  Crazy how this is all coming at the last minute like this!  I guess our sense frustration is showing again?

We'll focus on the positive...we finally know the day of orientation and the start of school.  Yeah! 

 

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