Adventures in schooling continues. Haley is feeling better but she needed one more day to get over her head cold, so Zoe was the only gringa at school today. I decided today would be a good day to walk around town (I found the post office and mailed the packages – yay!) and while I was there I noticed that there were a lot of kids in the school uniforms heading into town away from the school. I decided to walk to the school to check it out and the closer I got the more kids I saw.
I got to school and clearly everyone was being released. A girl told me where to find Zoe (I didn’t have to ask, she knew I was Zoe’s mom) and I found her pretty quickly. It was the perfect storm of Zoe NOT having a way to reach me. Haley was not at school and Zoe’s teacher went home sick so no one had my number. Thankfully I was in the neighborhood! (Note to self: give Zoe my number to keep in her backpack).
Zoe wasn’t sure why they got out of school early. Her theories ranged from her teacher having ebola to a funeral (she said they had a ceremony when raising the flag today where they had a lot of speeches and played “sad music”). She also announced that there was no school tomorrow. Of course I had no way of verifying any of this information.
Zoe and I went to the grocery store just now and she ran into a few girls from school. I asked them about school tomorrow and indeed there is some holiday. Then they said that school let out early today because the bathrooms were being worked on. Ooooh K! I was hoping Zoe’s teacher was not Panama’s first case of ebola.
The unexpected early release allowed us a longer opportunity for home schooling which was much needed and will be repeated again tomorrow. Our bathrooms, unlike the school’s, are in perfect working order!