Friday, October 5, 2018
Called to cover an extra period after lunch, I figured I'd get a jump start on what they'd be doing by getting there a bit early. I called for someone to come and open the room for me.
I got to the classroom a good three minutes before the end of lunch. I waited. Then the bell rang.
Ah well. It wasn't like three minutes was going to make that much of a difference.
As the students arrived (eighth graders), they waited along with me. A few asked why we were waiting. I told them we needed someone to unlock the door.
The passing period ended with no security in sight. Um...
(I should mention that eighth graders do not wait patiently. They wait loudly. And now all the other classes were in session.)
I called again. "I'm still waiting for someone to come and unlock this door."
Apparently, someone had forgotten to make the walkie-talkie call...
Since I had no desk to thump my head on, I'll call this a headwall.
(Security spends their time on campus, observing. Transporting. And such. So, to get into contact with them, one needs to contact them via walkie-talkie. This is easy enough to do as the front office staff has a walkie-talkie or two. Ideally, they grab the walkie-talkie right after someone calls them. Not this time, though.)
Security did arrive shortly after this. Well, two different people arrived. Then there was the whole different issue of getting the kiddos to settle down and get to work, but that's a different story altogether.