Monday, June 2, 2014

First Day of School – No School Uniform and No ID Yet

The summer vacation is definitely over for kids in the Philippines. Today was the first day of school. I accompanied my son to his new school this morning for he didn't know yet his classroom. Plus, he is now enrolled to a new school because he is in Grade 7 or First-Year High School. The classes start at 7:45 in the morning, but the flag ceremony is at 7:15 in the morning. So, the students must come to school at 7:00 a.m. Since, today was the first day, and my son is a new enrollee, they are not yet required to wear the school uniform.

Aside from the school uniform, the new enrollee has no school ID yet, that is also the reason why I accompanied my son this morning to the school because I need to ask from the Guidance Office a temporary ID or gate pass. I was told by some of my friends who have children in this school, that this school is so strict. So, to avoid any problems from entering the school every day, I see to it that my son could get an ID from the Guidance Office. Unfortunately, they were running out of ID cards, and so they gave us a temporary gate pass. Since it is only a piece of paper, indicating my son’s name, year and section, I laminated the gate pass to ensure that it won’t tear or crumpled. When he got home from school, I asked if all his teachers came today, and he said no. So, probably, the regular classes will start next week.