The old day went like this
8:40 - 11:35 morning session
11:35 - 12:20 lunch
12:20 - 3:05 afternoon session
Jacobs day was slightly altered so that he could enter and exit the school without all the noise and excitement. It did have a positive effect on him, so we would like the pattern to continue. But now the school proposes that the day go like this
8:40 - 10:10 Session 1
10:10 - 10:50 Morning break
10:50 - 12:50 Session 2
12:50 - 1:30 Afternoon break
1:30 - 3:05 Session 3
The school recommends that if a child is going home for lunch, they should do it during he afternoon break. But it's only 40 minutes long, so when you factor in 5 minutes travel time each way, to and from school, Jacob would only be left with 30 minutes for lunch.
Now after speaking to other parents that we know, some schools have been using this scheduling for years. But I look at it like this. My grandmother went to school almost 100 years ago and there was the morning period, lunch then the afternoon period. Now all of a sudden the board feels the need to make a drastic change for some reason.
Using the old schedule, I'd be able to spend my lunch at home and walk Jacob back when it was time to go. Now I won't even be able to see him until I get home at 5 PM. Who knows how this is going to affect Jacob. He needs the one in between periods to recharge and prepare for the afternoon. Needless today, I'm not too happy. But as far as I know, the parents willbe able to give feedback at the start of the year. And feedback I will give. As if my anxiety in regards to Jacobs schooling isn't high enough, now I have to worry about this.
|Things used to be so much easier.|