Monday, January 05, 2015

American Schools are ludicrous

A breakdown of our experience with public high school:

Week 1: 3 days [court date for adoption; superintendents day]
Week 2: 4 days [sick day]
Week 3: 4 days [medical appointment]
Week 4: 2 days [2 days sick; veterans day]
Week 5: 1.5 days [sick, death in family]
Week 6: 1 day [funeral, Thanksgiving]
Week 7: 3 days [2 sick days]
Week 8: 3 days [snow day, professional development day]
Week 9: 5 Full Days!
Week 10: Winter Break
Week 11: Winter Break
Week 12: 2 full days, 2 half days [1 snow day--zero flakes seen all day; 2 delay days]

For the record, this week is already ruined as a full-week.  Next week is possible  Then there's MLK day (4 day week) and then basically the school is closed the next week (exams she doesn't have to take), 2 weeks "on", a week off, 3 full weeks(!?!?!), a partial week, 1 full week, a partial week, a week off, 4 full weeks (never going to happen), 2 more partial weeks... There is no school.

Update with a running log:

Week 13: 1 half-day, 1 one-hour day [1 delay, 1 delay and then home early sick, 3 sick]
Week 14: 4 days [MLK day]
Week 15: 1 full day, 2 partial days [1 sick, 1 exam day, 1 half day in district, 1 day sent home sick]
Week 16: 3 days [1 snow, 1 "sick"]
Week 17: 3 days [2 snow days]
Week 18: Winter Break week
Week 19: 4.5 days [1 day with 2 hour delay]
Week 20:  4.5 [1 day sent home sick]
Week 21: 5 full days!
Week 22: 3 days [1 sick, 1 day off in district]
Week 23: 5 full days!
Week 24: 4 days [1 day off in district]
Week 25:  Spring Break
Week 26: 3.5 days [1/2 day for appointment; 1 sick day]
Week 27: 5 full days!
Week 28: 4.5 days [1/2 day sick]
Week 29: 4 days [1 day passport appointment]
Week 30: 5 full days!
Week 31: 4.5 days [1/2 day professional development in district]
Week 32: 1.5 days [Memorial Day, Trip to Ukraine dismissed Weds lunch]
Week 33: 3 days [1 return day from Ukraine; 1 exam day excused]
Week 34: 5 full days!

DONE for the summer.

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