Back to School Fall 2016
Welp, here we are. On a bright note, more CPS schools are air-conditioned than ever before. On the downside, we may face a strike this Fall. Oh, and principals and teachers seem to be moving out of the city/system (hard to blame them.)
I will be embarking on the high school application year, which now seems less stressful than 7th grade did. I feel exceedingly more comfortable about the HS options now than when I first started this blog 8 (!) years ago.
Feel free to share any first-week of school experiences. Our/my main events have been:
-Homeroom/science teacher got plum job in Evanston last week and left unexpectedly
-Child finally gets a male homeroom teacher for the first time ever
-I signed up for the bus but didn’t receive any kind of notification about anything so I need to track that down
-Ongoing discussion of whether all school supplies must be taken at once or doled out over time
-I’m wondering if the lunch options will be better next year in High School so that I can finally stop packing lunches after 9 years
-I occasionally wonder if now that the stress of 7th grade is over, that I’ll somehow space out on getting the PIN and signing my son up for testing, etc. and somehow miss the HS application deadline
-Pondering the weirdness of kids being over-protected throughout childhood and then suddenly told they have to make their way to a giant high school on public transportation
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