Monday, October 12, 2009

The School, Again!

I can't believe I forgot to mention that I received a certified letter from the school on Saturday informing me they are reporting me to law enforcement for excessive absences. This is due to the trial. I sent a note BEFORE trial explaining the situation and offering the subpoena. If I wasn't sure before, I am now. They are going to be very difficult to deal with. I sent the principal an email requesting the meeting with our AT. I tried to be nice. I am so upset that it isn't wasn't easy. I was blunt about why I wanted it. At this point, I don't care. My DH will going with me tomorrow AM to hand over a letter about their absences with a copy of the subpoena attached.

I had to send Michael and Alyssa to school this morning w/ obvious injuries. I am sure they will report me, again. Michael was helping my DH clean out snake cages last night. He loves to do this. He watches the snake on the floor and tells him if he tries to get away. Sometimes, he holds them. One bit his arm when he tried to move him off his leg. They are not poisonous and usually just lay there. He didn't cry or bet upset. In fact, he laughed and said, "He bit me!". He was surprised but acted like it was some kind of right of passage. He asked me to take a picture of it when it was bloody and he has the biggest grin. Alyssa was hit in the eye with Kiera's new wooden blocks. Not hard, she didn't even say anything when it happened. It was an accident. The next morning, she woke with a black eyelid. Rosa laughed and announced she was glad she wasn't the one that would have to home school them all after this. Nice. I guess I will need to document every boo boo for awhile. Oh goodie.

6 comments:

Sheri said...

In our districts case, those letters are automatic. Even thought they appear as though they came form the school. they actually are sent from downtown in administration. My son has a chronic illness excuse and we still get those letters. Hopefully this is the case with you.

Positive thoughts being sent your direction about the injuries! :)

Kelly said...

Will it ever end for you? UGH. It's not me and I could scream. I can't imagine how you must be feeling about all this. You are a great mom. I hope the school will see that real soon.

Lisa said...

Ugh! Geez louise.....

Christine said...

Just don't understand why the school is being so hard-nosed about this, esp. since YOU have been completely open about the need for the kids to miss school. It's not like you were taking them away for a vacation! Stick to your guns and go in loaded for bear!

Mama Drama Times Two said...

I've worked in both elementary and highschool and the letters go out automatic - at 5 days, 10 days and then referred to law enforcement for truancy. Doctor's notes & supoena should cover it all....
Glad the trial is over for you all.

The Bus Driver said...

i agree with sheri.. its likely an automatic letter sent to parents sorta like how DFCS sends letters automatically to those getting assistance that their things are up for review.. etc etc.