After being out of school for 10 days (two weekends, five snow days and one holiday), my children finally returned to school on January 18th. On January 19th, my oldest got sick and was kept home from school. We were told she had a sinus infection and an ear infection but should be well enough to return to school the next day. The next day, she was worse. By then her fever had shot up to 104, and I was told that she possibly had the flu and to expect fevers through the weekend. Fabulous. After missing 10 days of school, she was now going to miss even more school.
When Friday hit, even though she still had a fever, we didn’t have to worry about her being absent for a sick day. No, we had yet another snow day. Virginia finally returned to school on Monday the 24th. In the course of 17 days, she had been to school once. Virginia had a ton of make-up homework on Monday night. If that wasn’t stressful enough on the poor child’s education, I noticed on Tuesday her teachers posted assignments in the grading system that were both assigned and due in the time she was out sick. Before she even received the assignment, they had posted her grades as zeroes. Yes, big fat F’s. WHY? Isn’t it reasonable to at least wait until the child receives the assignment before putting a grade in the system for it? We worked diligently to get her assignments all caught up.
It is now Wednesday, January 26th, and guess what, the kids are out on their ninth snow day of this school year. Seriously?