Comments: I've got a bad feeling

Starting High School at 9:30am?

Damn, I wish I went to that high school. We started at 7:30am and got out at 2:10pm.

Posted by Quality Weenie at August 27, 2007 11:28 AM

From someone who knows Boopie...


I'd be shitting bricks....

Or you could go the route they do at my workplace: Install webcams that only you can access and track what he's doing....

Posted by Graumagus at August 27, 2007 11:42 AM

Is there a before school program he can join? Early classes, etc? I know at my school, we started at 7:45, but there were still activities as early as 6:30 am, and at my friend's school they have "zero period" where kids can get an extra elective class if they want to come in earlier.

Posted by caltechgirl at August 27, 2007 11:52 AM

Grau has a good idea, too.

Posted by caltechgirl at August 27, 2007 11:54 AM

What kind of "high school" doesn't start until 9 freaking 30. And what high school lets out at 2:10? Back when I was in school, Classes started at 8:15 and let out at 3:15. There were kids on my bus that had to be at the end of the driveway at 7 am. I got on the bus at 7:40 and was lucky to be home prior to 4:00.


I guess that is the difference between a small town (2800 residents, 215 students in the high school) and a big city like Rockford.

Posted by Petey at August 27, 2007 12:33 PM

I'm sorry. I lied.

I actually graduated 6 years ago, not 5.

BUT STILL!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Petey at August 27, 2007 01:02 PM

I started High School at 7 AM and didn't get out until 3:45 PM, so I don't know what's up with the school hours. Besides, it's not like the Rockford Public School District will work an entire 5 days straight, they always have these spontaneous 'SIP' days...something about school improvement, but I never see anything 'improved'!

We have no choice about this...the High School doesn't offer before school extra curricular activities that I can find. I guess they figure at 14 you are old enough to go without a baby sitter.

Posted by KTreva at August 27, 2007 03:50 PM

I know exactly how you feel. I would've been the same way about my son. I was so so so lucky to have a job where I could work from home. OMG - I think I have to write a post on this.

In any case, I take it there is no responsible adult around to check on him at "odd" times. Perhaps you can have him call you (even if only to leave a message... like - "I'm leaving for school now" and "I'm home now") Sorry, not much help I know.

Posted by Teresa at August 27, 2007 09:27 PM

Hell, when I saw Boopie walking past my house, I was wondering, "why ain't that boy in school?" I asked him, he told me he was on his way to school, that it doesn't start til 9:30. 9:30??!!

In *my* day, I had to get up at 5:30, do chores, shower, dress for school, etc. and catch the bus at 7:00. School let out at 3:30 & I didn't get home 'til 4, sometimes 4:30!

*leaning on cane, yelling at kids to get offa my lawn*

Posted by Wes at August 29, 2007 09:35 PM