OK, already. I got the message.

6:20a: Received a robo call from Guilford County Schools advising me that all after school activities have been canceled… except for ACES (after school childcare).  The call advised me to check GCS’s website for further advisories.  I did this and saw that school was delayed for two hours.

6:45a: Received a robo call from Guilford County Schools advising me that the school day has been delayed for two hours.

7:20a: Received a robo call from Grimsley High School advising me that the school day has been delayed for two hours.

Communication between school and the home is a good thing.  Too much of it, however, is quite annoying and gives the impression that GCS’s left hand is not communicating with its right.

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5 Comments

  1. Bert
    Posted November 21, 2008 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    6:03–text message from the news and record. Cool!
    6:14–phone from GCS
    6:15–wife’s phone, GCS–oddly, this lists the date as Sept 17 2004
    6:35–phone from GCS
    6:36–(wait for it…) wife’s phone again.

    And I didn’t even get time to go get bread and milk!

  2. mick
    Posted November 21, 2008 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Ah, it gets better. New call stating that afterschool activities have not been cancelled. All this on a day when some kids and parents are trying to get a little extra sleep. Can we say “cluster&*^%”

    Pissin me off.

  3. Posted November 21, 2008 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    No doubt. Kathy this morning, “I wonder how we can get removed from the call list.”

  4. Posted November 21, 2008 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    We got the 2004 message, too. I thought at first that Ann, who answered the phone out of a deep sleep, had just mis-heard.

  5. Posted November 21, 2008 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Woke up at 5:45, as usual. Looked out the window, saw a dusting of snow and, laughingly, told my husband ‘bet school is canceled!’. Turned on the TV just to check and was amused to find out about the delay. A few minutes later the phone rings to tell me that after-school activities had been canceled. Why, I wondered, did they not mention anything about school being delayed? A few minutes later got another phone call saying school was delayed! I laugh and shake my head and think that everyone in my hometown must be laughing hysterically if they know that we’re delayed due to a dusting of snow. My son gets out of bed and wonders why his alarm didn’t go off (I had turned it off for him when I found out school was delayed so he could sleep in), then he looks out the window and wanted to build a snowman. Out we went (after he ate) to build a snowman, which didn’t work because the packing sucked and there wasn’t enough snow. A little after 9 we hopped on our bikes and we rode our bikes up to school as we do every day. We got a few very strange looks…I think people think we’re nuts. As long as it’s not raining too hard, snowing too hard or sleeting, we ride bikes. We know how to bundle up! We get up to school, he goes in, I get together with a friend for coffee and….the phone rings. This time it was to tell me to disregard the previous call saying that after school activities had been canceled. Hehhe. Too funny. And everyone from back in Upstate NY did laugh hysterically when I told them about it!