Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It's never easy...

Finally! I managed to get Big Sis enrolled in her new school today. It only took 4 attempts:

1. Go to school, only to learn there was no one available in the office.

2. Return to school during hours when someone is available. Receive packet of paperwork to fill out. Have brought copy of birth certificate and last school's records with me. However, am told that must have a number of other documents, including medical form and Florida immunization record. (I guess that international shot record just won't do.) Only a complete packet will be accepted.

3. It takes almost a month to get an appointment for the girls to see a doctor. After the appointment, I think I have everything needed to enroll Big Sis. So we make our way back to the school. Everything is there... except 2 proofs of residency. I rummage through my purse but can only find a coupon from Home Depot with our address on it. Deep breaths. Bundle kids back into hot car.

4. Am determined to get this child enrolled. Back at the house, pull car into the shade of the garage, run into house, find lease, phone bill and community clubhouse ID (figure they will accept at least 2 of the 3). Return once more to the school. Turn in complete packet.

5 comments:

Jody said...

Yeah! I'm so not looking forward to that process.

Meredith said...

It can't be that bad. You haven't met our school secretary. She scares the snot out of me, and I WORK THERE! I cringe when the poor new enrollees come in. I want to warn them -whispered (don't you dare bring an unofficial birth certificate or no social security number, what were you thinking!!!!??) Run, run now, and get thee to the Dept of Health! (official state shot records and birth certificates both can be obtained at ours)

Meredith - again said...

Oh, yeah, I forgot: Wait until you have **two** in school. I was naive enough to ask, "Since you have all this on child one do I really have to fill out duplicate forms for child two?" (and implied- I WORK HERE!)

Yes. Yes, I did. In no uncertain terms and with a quickness...

Marine Wife said...

ok, meredith, you got me laughing. at least the secretaries I spoke with were nice and actually seemed sorry that they had to keep sending me away.

I just got frustrated, mostly with myself, since I like to think I'm fairly organized most of the time.

The Mrs. said...

oh lord, I'm going monday to turn in my forms for nursery school and now you have me nervous.

So is this to say that it doesnt get easier....