Okay, I'm just going to take a moment to vent about something. Our school has a separate phone line to report absences, which is not the problem.
The problem is that when I call, I am treated to not one but two messages telling me not to leave voicemails about absences in the teacher mailbox.
Granted, I get why they don't want people using the teacher mailboxes. The teachers don't always have time to check and even if they do, then they have to tell the office. No issue there.
But if I'm calling the dedicated absence line, then I am doing what they want me to do. Why exactly do I have to listen to two unnecessary and patronizing messages about something I'm not doing?
It sets my teeth on edge every time I have to call in. Thank the gods that the kids are healthy and I don't have to do it very often.