What are your children's school's "protocol" on morning tardies?
I dropped my 8 year old off at school 10 minutes late, watched him walk in and drove off. For some reason our school wants parents to sign students in...The process involves the queston "why we're you late?" Only after you stood there a while waiting for the other students to sign in and the attendant to stop pretending to be busy. -_- IMO it's a stupid drawn out process. When I was a kid I walked to school waaaaaay younger than what my son is on time or late. If I was late I told them why....got my slip and went to class.
Anyway the principal called me twice and left two voice messages asking to talk to me about it. Um there is nothing to talk about. I'm going to return her phone call but I need to be level minded before I go off on her...
UPDATE: I'll try to Be thorough. Later on in the day I found out not only did the principal call me twice but she called my husband twice. So in total 4 phone calls and 2 voicemails. I returned her phone call with no answer. I'm sorry but IMO it went from excessive to ridiculous. Calls from the principal are serious...that was unnecessary. Especially given the fact my children aren't considered truant. Anyway the way she made it sound was she was concerned about my son's safety. Touching. I finally got a hold of her the next day only to be told she is held accountable for every tardy that a parent doesn't excuse. Um not my problem, sorry. Here she was trying to make it seem like she was concerned about his general safety when all along it was her paycheck. -___- I also found out that my son overheard office staff murmur how rediculous it was that I dropped my son off without walking him in. Which is very unprofessional of them if I do say so myself and I am handling as of the moment.
Oh as to why we were 10 minutes late...my son misplaced his shoe. Which apparently some view as very imperfect of us. -__- Anyway I had urgent matter to attend which is why I didn't physically walk him in. I made sure he was safe which is all that matters to me.