If you are a parent, or an experienced student, you know that paperwork is a key part of the back to school process.
Fortunately, most schools have the important information online, so if you misplace those important papers (or never receive them in the first place), you can still have access to much of the information you need. Later, you can even check your students’ grades online.
We never received the promised back-to-school information packet in the mail, but thanks to the internet, it all worked out.
I spent an entire morning at a middle school orientation, and it was no more pleasant for me than it was for my children. This is saying a lot, because I made them wear their uniforms for orientation day, only to find that virtually all of the other students wore their street clothes. There is nothing like standing out on your first day at a new school district where you don’t know anyone. Bless their hearts for not complaining about my error.
I made my way through crowds. Why am I waiting in line while others inexplicably step ahead?
I became flustered. What do you mean you don’t have my son’s schedule in the stack?
I ignored the standard fundraising promotions. No, I don’t want to join the PTA, can I go home now?
Frankly, I think being a middle school parent is nearly as bad as being a middle school student!