Wednesday, April 6, 2011
AM I WRONG?
Okay, this is totally unrelated to writing, but I want your views. Here is the letter I sent my son's school:
Dear Principal _____:
Just a small objection from a disgruntled parent. My son called me from school on Monday, March 28th sick, and I checked him out. On Tuesday I took him to his doctor and he had strep. The doctor wrote a note to release him for the days he was contagious and said he could go back to school when he felt better. At that time, the doctor had no idea how long his recovery would be because he was only in the beginning stages.
When my son returned to school on Monday, April 4th, I sent the doctors note plus one I had written explaining his extended illness. (Not to mention having called the school every day.) The office told him they would only excuse him for the days the doctor stated.
I find this very frustrating. I've had to call the doctor and then drive to his office and disturb him to write another note. I find this a waste of my time and the doctor’s time. Could parents and school staff work together a little easier? Parents have lives too. Thanks for your time and consideration of this matter.
Okay. So am I right? Do parents have lives too? I want to hear from you. Come on.