Friday, September 17, 2021

Returned


After a chaotic Thursday, Friday was back to normal. We were back on campus, and by fourth period, I was in my usual groove. 

The previous week, the teacher had been on campus and dropped off some work to be returned to students, including notebooks. I had returned all but the one to Edith. The previous day period four was in class (we're on a block schedule, so we don't meet with every class every day), I had left her notebook on her desk. When she wasn't there, I retrieved it and stashed it away.

Before class, I checked the online attendance. It showed that Edith was on an excused absence for the day. I left the notebook put away. 

Fourth period starts. I start up the PowerPoint for the lesson. Edith approaches asking for her notebook... 

Ah, Edith is in class. Oops. 

I apologized for not having her notebook at the ready. I mentioned the absence online. 

Edith's reply: "I tested negative..." 

I mean, I knew what the attendance code meant. I figured if she was in class, things were clear.

She got back just in time, too. There was a football game that night. She was in her cheerleader uniform. I don't think she would have enjoyed having to miss the game.

23 comments:

  1. Always good when the test's negative, no matter what they're testing for! One of our local high schools has a few hundred students quarantining; some football players tested positive. They way the media is going on you'd think football was the reason the kids were in school at all.

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    1. But don't you know that football is the only reason they're in school... ;) Well, that and child care.

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  2. Glad it was negative. There's definitely been more cases here now that school's started. People just aren't being careful.

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  3. Our schools have only been in session a little over a week, and I'm already hearing stories of pharmacies (we don't have a state test site anymore) getting overwhelmed with children who need to be tested for one reason or another. The home tests are expensive! I feel for parents, teachers and students right now.

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    1. Our district has a testing site for employees and students. I'm surprised the schools in your area aren't doing something similar.

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  4. Now what school mascot your at.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  5. It's good she was able to get tested and get the results so quickly. It's getting harder to get tested here, but we have a fairly low vaccination percentage, so there are a lot of people who need tests.

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    1. She was out for a bit over a week, so that wasn't really fast, assuming she got tested right away.

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  6. A cheerleader? Missing a game? No no no no no no.
    Glad she was negative.

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    1. Considering everything, she'd be excused from the game in this case.

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  7. I am so glad that I don't do what you do! haha....always so much going on and so much drama. So gald she was tested and got back the results so fast.

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    1. Teenagers. I knew there'd be drama when I took the gig.

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  8. Kudos to you. Your job is a tough one, and critically important. Sounds like you are very good at it!

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  9. It's a shame that there is so many cases around and exposure chances that kids miss school until they get that negative result, but it's good it was negative in the end :) We are so lucky here to have no cases so that if a case does pop up at a school they close the school for 2 weeks while everyone quarantines then it doesn't spread and we are back to 0 cases.

    Hope you had a great weekend :) We had so much fun at the Lego exhibition at the museum yesterday.

    Away From The Blue

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    1. It would be nice if we could do that, but that ship sailed a long time ago around here.

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  10. Nice to have the power back, at least. Motivation for kids is not always going to school for studying ;))

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  11. She seems to have good health at the best of times! Great planning.

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  12. Hi Liz ... I am just glad I'm not sorting kids out - though I'm sure it's inspiring at times. Cheers - Hilary

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  13. It's always something, isn't it? Keep up the good work.

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