Tuesday, January 28, 2014

No School!

Last night the Austin area had a winter storm warning and snow showers scheduled for this morning at 8:00 a.m.  The kids had to be at school before that and we are roughly 25 minutes away from their school until we move in tomorrow.  So we all got up early and checked the district website once more before heading out.  The residents here are not accustomed to driving in icy conditions so we left extra early to give us plenty of time to get there early.  We pulled in to the elementary school and I walked the kids in.  The office was in chaos as the district instituted a 2 hour delay to school just minutes before, so the phone was ringing off the hook from parents who had already dropped their kids off telling people not to come back, that the staff was there and they would just keep the kids they had.  The secretary remembered me from yesterday and asked if we felt at home with this weather.  I asked her if I should leave the boys or take them with me.  She said to leave them and they could get to know their teachers and some of their classmates before everyone else showed up.

After walking the kids to their classrooms and briefly meeting their teachers I headed back to the car to tell the other kids and Ronny about the 2 hour delay.  We then headed to Ronny's office to drop him off and then the older kids and I found a bagel shop to wait out the two hour delay.  I asked Ronny to keep an eye on the district website and let me know if anything else changed.  Ronny had a presentation to give today and called to tell me people had started calling in to work saying they were staying home because of the weather.

Just as we were leaving to take the kids to the school, Ronny called to let us know that the school district had decided to cancel school for the day just as people were dropping their kids off after the 2 hour delay.  Nice!  So we headed to pick up the boys.  Shortly there after Ronny called back to let us know Apple had closed their offices until noon because of the weather.  Funny as he was already there.  He opted to stay and consider the time spent as flex time as he is taking the day off tomorrow to help with the move.

So tomorrow we will have try number 3 to get the kids to school!  Of course the movers are scheduled to show up at the same time I need to drop the kids off.  Should be fun.....