Well, we got our snow day last week- yahoo! It started out as a 2 hour late start, but "snowballed" (ha! I crack myself up!) into a full fledged snow day by about 6:45. Our new superintendent hails from Duluth, so I'm sure if it were left up to him, we'd never have a snow day. I would have enjoyed my day much more, had my children not chosen to wake up at 4:30 and to come into my room and stand next to my bed, right by my sleeping face and say, "Mom! It snowed!" in the loudest stage whisper ever. Our cats weren't even up yet. Any other day, they're lazing in bed, completely out of it until we haul out the big guns to get them vertical.
In other, non snow related stuff, just out of curiosity, what is your school's cell phone policy ,what do you think about it and how do you personally enforce it? Our district has an "It should be seen and not heard" sort of rule. Our handbook states that they may not be on their phone between 6:30 am and the end of the school day. Well, the part about 6:30 has been unofficially eliminated and the kids are on their phones until the first bell rings. We have staff members who act as though a cell phone is tantamount to a crack pipe or a weapon and believe they should not even have them on their person. Hello? Do we not have bigger things to deal with? I don't think they should be on the phone at school, nor do I think they should be texting their friends. But, is it realistic to expect teenagers to not have a cell phone at all? I know, we all lived without them, but we lived without the Internet, too. I am much more in favor of the "not seen, not heard" policy than the "Let's search their backpacks and take their phones" policy.
And, in other randomness, I took the girls to get haircuts at a kiddie haircut place yesterday. Every little boy who came in got the exact same haircut. How is this possible?