Tomorrow is an early release day.
Let's ignore the fact that we JUST had spring break, a lot of sick days, they have Friday and Monday off and two more days in April.
Early release days are the most pointless days in the universe. All of the trouble and hassle of a school day but only 3 hours of school? And tomorrow is the worst of the worst--student led conferences after school.
This seems to be the new thing the last few years, and frankly, I'm going to go ahead and call shenanigans and point out this is a way to avoid parent/teacher conferences. I have "student led" conferences every single day after school, they go like this:
Me: How was your day?
Me: What happened at school today?
Me: Nothing? You didn't learn anything? Nothing interesting happened at all?
Them: (thinking for a moment) Nope.
Me: Tell me one thing you did today.
Then I look at whatever piles of paper they brought home and piece together what's happening.
Student led conferences are a variation of the same process, but I have to go to the school to do it. I'm there a lot anyway.
AND IT DEFEATS THE PURPOSE OF EARLY RELEASE DAY.
They will get off the bus, I will put them in the car and take them back to school, where I will go to the stations I help with weekly, and look at his papers like I do every night, and try to get an assessment of my first grader's education from the 6 year old who only remembers recess by the end of the day.
When we could be at the beach.
Or they could be at school and I could be at the beach.