B started school today – a new ECSE school, a *brand* new teacher. And new drama.
I took him on a drive yesterday to show him his new school. He was extremely excited. In fact, so excited that he was sad he was not going there RIGHT NOW.
He was also annoyed that no longer does the bus pick him up at home. This year he is in a PM class to allow him to have a morning session at his “aftercare” (in quotes because he now goes there before school). So a bus is supposed to pick him up there and take him to school.
Except it didn’t. The bus never showed up.
I do know that I contacted his school on Friday (while on vacation). First, I found out that B’s teacher hasn’t even started yet – she is a brand new hire and would be starting on the same day as the students. So, even though we missed the Open House because of vacation, it wouldn’t have mattered because the teacher wasn’t even there.
Then, I found out that the Ass’t Principal didn’t give Transportation the right address for pickup. He gave the address to an entrance that is no longer used by The ARC. The entrance is gated and locked – there is no way of entry. I was not happy about that – especially since I told him the address. He promised to get a change into Transportation ASAP.
Quite frankly, starting our third year, I wasn’t holding my breath that this was going to happen. This was, literally, the day before school. And because I had a doctor’s appointment at the same time, I couldn’t get B to school. Cue various amounts of hyperventilating.
Thankfully, Husband stepped in. He left work and went to B’s “aftercare”. He waited in the parking lot to make sure B’s bus didn’t come (even drove around to make sure he didn’t miss it accidentally) – then got B to school. Even better – Husband also checked all the buses at the school (once getting there) to meet B’s PM driver.
So, I have calls into different places hoping to get this issue resolved. Can’t be a first week of school without some goof, right? ;)