We have a policy at The District to keep track of kids who are no-shows. These are kids who were enrolled last year, didn't indicate that they were moving, but who don't show up for school. If, after ten days, they haven't shown up, we drop them off the rolls and figure they've moved on.
So, since the ten day period was up on Friday, I spent the weekend putting together my nice, new gradebook with all the nice new names of all my nice new kids.
In ink, of course. Colored ink.
So, this morning one of our kids walks this girl over to me and says she's new and she needs a locker. No problem, I have a few lockers left to hand out. I ask her name and it occurs to me that she's one of the kids we just dropped off the rolls on Friday.
"Hum, you're not new here, are you?" I asked her.
"Oh no, I went here last year," she said.
"I'm asking because we dropped you off the roll as we thought you weren't coming," I told her. (I found out later from Guidance Diva that they had to go through the whole enrollment process with her in PowerSchool.)
"Oh, yeah, we were on vacation," she said.
I guess we know where the priorities are in this family.