kitchen table math, the sequel: more fun with middle school!

Friday, March 30, 2007

more fun with middle school!

This letter arrived in the mail yesterday.

We've never met this teacher.

We've never spoken with this teacher.

We've never received an email from this teacher.

We've never received a telephone call from this teacher.

Nice to make her acquaintance now, though!


today's form letter from the school!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

The first contact my school has had with me via email was a few days ago. It was a "kindergarten round-up" and the remainder of the email spelled out the legal ramification for providing false documents and then an explanation of how they would call the police and you WOULD be investigated if you didn't provide a birth certificate within a month of enrolling since this might be evidence that you had kidnapped the child. (They didn't use kidnapped but some other phrase)

Lovely. Just gave me the warm and fuzzies. It's like having a boyfriend spell out on a first date exactly how he will beat you up if you cheat on him, "just FYI!"

Doug Sundseth said...

I think it would be only fair if you were to respond to this importunate demand for documentation with a list of circumstances which would cause you to swear out a child-abuse complaint against the kindergarten teacher and the school administration.

Just so everyone's on the same page, don't you know.

Anonymous said...

Doug,

I think in Texas schools are legally exempt from any sort of CPS investigation. A friend of mine's chld suffered a bad concussion and the school never called an ambulance. The ER doctor called CPS, the child spent time in ICU. CPS said they couldn't investigate it because it was a public school. It was the school's responsibility to do their own investigation.

And there is a cap on how much they can be sued for civilly.( I think in Texas the ISDs have their own police force) and at one point it was proposed to legally fine parents who don't show up to conferences.

This happened in my suburban district. And I can't explain why I don't feel like voting yes on their bond proposals. Maybe it's their stellar public relations outreach and customer satisfaction guaranteed or your property taxes refunded.

Yeah, we're all on the same page.

PS I'm betting they bully their teachers the same way they bully the parents.

SusanS said...

Hey, he got a "C". Isn't that average?

Catherine Johnson said...

I think it would be only fair if you were to respond to this importunate demand for documentation with a list of circumstances which would cause you to swear out a child-abuse complaint against the kindergarten teacher and the school administration.


That was a very Doug-like remark.

I feel better now.

Catherine Johnson said...

And I can't explain why I don't feel like voting yes on their bond proposals.

yeah

why is that?

Catherine Johnson said...

Hey, he got a "C". Isn't that average?

hahahaha

actually it's worse than that

He got....57% correct, I believe.

FINALLY!

FINALLY, SOME GRADE INFLATION!

Catherine Johnson said...

Giving grades in the "Extra" subjects (all MANDATED BY STATE LAW!) is new.

This was the brainchild of last year's principal.

Ed said last night, "Well we have to get that changed."

Good idea, Hon!

You do that!

Get that changed!

Catherine Johnson said...

He could probably do it.