Preparing for a new school

I have been trying to get the kids registered for their new schools for what seems like an eternity. I don’t know if it’s the district or the state, but they required physical exams before we could start with the paperwork.

They finally both had their physicals, I got all the paperwork together and we went to the district office to register them both. If it weren’t for the fact that I didn’t have to take out a loan for this, it would have been as painful as closing on a new house.

I was told the schools would have the paperwork the following week. They didn’t. School starts next Monday, the 28th, and it was only yesterday that my daughter’s school got her in the system. My son, however, will be going into the 9th grade – highschool. He has yet to meet with the guidance counselor to chose his classes. This is Wednesday. Supposedly he’ll meet with the counselor tomorrow morning, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

He, of course, keeps trying to make me feel better by saying he doesn’t really have to go to school. But I keep telling him, yes, he does. Not only is it a law, but it’s crucial to my sanity – precarious as that quality is.

Today we’re going shopping for that prized first day of school outfit and backpacks. Hopefully the boy will have a place to wear stated new outfit on Monday.

UPDATE We officially have an appointment tomorrow morning with the guidance counselor at the highschool. Looks like DS will be going to school after all. WOO HOO!!!!!

If I don’t post on Monday don’t assume something is wrong. I will be celebrating my solitude. :o)


  1. Bookwormom on August 24, 2006 at 11:56 am

    Jeez- what an ordeal. There’s a new shot required here & I’m sure I’ll get plenty of grief when Son #2 goes for his annual physical in Oct. & has to get it. Plus the flu shot, LOL.Your kids start earlier than mine- ours won’t go back until Sept. 5 or 6 whichever is Tues. I’ve never spoken to Son #1’s Guidance Counselor. He’s a senior. Fortunately, I’ve been quite pushy with the Son #1 & he’s had a tough schedule. Even so. It’would’ve been nice if someone other than the family would’ve shown an iota of interest in his future. Then again, there are 2,500 kids in the school, so…

  2. Jenster on August 24, 2006 at 8:20 pm

    My daughter had to have a shot when we went in for her physical. She wasn’t pleased, but she handled it well.It’s kind of silly that the kids have to start school next Monday. They only go through Thursday and then have a four day weekend.I like the way they do the guidance counselor’s here. They have two counselor’s for each grade, 9 through 12, and the counselors rotate, staying with their kids all four years.

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