It all started with an email that I received from the Algebra teacher which said that my daughter is a joy to teach BUT she can't seem to make it to class on time ... as in late 3 out of the last 4 classes, and she's having a problem turning in her homework. The teacher gave her a detention and my child skipped it. Why? I wasn't sure when it was.
I asked the teacher to please notify me if she ever has to give my child a detention and I'll make sure she gets there.
So the teacher sent a referral down to the vice principal who issued her an administrative detention. He called to let me know and he sounded all somber and apologetic. I thanked him for the call.
The administrative detention had to be rescheduled because the detention monitor (or whatever you call her) couldn't be there. My child had to serve the detention a week later.
After the detention was served I come home to find out that my child's phone has been confiscated by the detention monitor because she was using it during detention to arrange for a ride with her brother. She plead her case with me saying that "We're not allowed to use the phone during the instructional day. The rules don't say anything about using the phone during detention!"
She had a point.
I went to the school the next day (yesterday) and picked up the phone because of course it will not be returned to the student. So I had to take time out of my work day to travel to the high school to pick up the phone ... which I'm not so sure should have been taken in the first place.
First thing this morning, I get a call from the vice principal because he received another referral because my child was using her phone during detention. I asked him about the rule regarding the instructional day blah blah blah and he says that the detention monitor gave each student an opportunity at the beginning of detention to take out their phones to make pick up arrangements. He asked my child why she didn't do it then. You know what she said to the vice principal?
"Oh ... well ... I wasn't really listening in the beginning ..."
So the vice principal has given her an ISS (in school suspension) for one day. Usually the penalty for the first offense of displaying a cell phone during the instructional day is a 3-4 day ISS. So I guess she got off easy.
I am pissed. Beyond pissed. Couple all of this with what I saw on Monday's progress report and she is hanging by a very thin thread. Her only saving grace is that he called me first thing in the damn morning because by the time I see her narrow behind I won't feel like choking her.
I hate high school.