My kids returned to school today. My son had 4 subs!!! Four!!! Each of those classes was a study hall, so he was bored once he had completed the work assigned by the few teachers who did show up. I understand that people get sick. But I also understand that we're coming off a week and a half vacation. Had my family taken an extended vacation, it would have been an "unexcused absence." Oh, and he took a math test on December 17. He needed to do well, and worked his tush off to prep for that test. The grade has yet to be posted. We hear a lot about how we're supposed to be keeping an eye on Power School. Well, I have been. But that makes it kind of obvious when there's a 2 week lag between the time a test is given and the time it's graded. (Yes, his math teacher was one of those absent today.) And the test was largely scantron. It's frustrating, trying to emphasize with him that school is important, when that's not always the message he's getting from school. School is closed tomorrow for the blizzard. With any luck, all his teachers will have "recovered" for Monday.