No surprise...failing classes...surprise is how it is being handled!
DH shares with me yesterday that HHB out right failed 3 classes. Now, he what he went on to share with me after that totally disgusts me!!
You all know that while living with us, HHB often managed to pull grades out her butt because teachers at the school here would let her turn in work for full credit up through the last day of the grade period...regardless of how late it was (it could be a 4 week late paper, and she would get full credit on it). Well, it seems her new school is even worse!!!
The end of the grading period was last Friday...2/13. That means that grades should have posted on Monday, 2/16 so that report cards could be mailed out (that is the way it works here). I don't know what kind of "boo-hooing" HHB did with her teachers, but the teachers are allowing her to turn in work THIS week (AFTER grades have posted) that is shown as missing for the last grading period for full credit...and if she does so, they will change her grade! WTH?!?!?!?! In the mean time, she still gets to practice with the color guard, and she is expected to be in the competition this Saturday (day after tomorrow)!
Yes, I could care less if HHB fails or passes her classes these days. What totally infuriates me is that the school is allowing this kind of crap! If they are doing it for HHB, they are doing it for others! And we think customer service is bad now! I'm sure we can all say we have that co-worker (or several co-workers) right now who don't do their part or is always causing problems with failing to meet deadlines. How much worse is this going to be in the future with these kids basically being told in grade school that it doesn't matter when they turn in their work...they will get full credit and their grades can be changed?!
Seriously...just fail the kid and be done with it! Let her face her consequences of not doing her work (i.e., NO COLOR GUARD)! She isn't a special needs kid...she is just freakin' lazy!!
Oh, and supposedly, BM has said that HHB cannot hang out with her girlfriend because obviously the girlfriend is too much of a distraction! That explains the social media posts tagging HHB this week from the girlfriend being all depressed. Strange thing is...I know how HHB gets if she is not allowed to see someone she is supposedly "in love" with or a relationship falls apart...and that is NOT the HHB on social media right now! Oh now...last couple of days, social media has been all a flutter with HHB talking about staying up until all hours talking to a guy friend who is stuck at work. Distraction? Maybe BM should take the phone away if she want's HHB's grades to improve! Hello! The girl is up all night on the phone, and texts all freakin' day in school during class! This is the SAME reason she had grade issues at our house!
Sorry this is long...but the subject of HHB sneaking out while she lived with us finally came up last night. DH says, "Yeah, I'm pretty sure HHB was sneaking out when she was living at our house. There were nights I swore I heard her, but I just didn't feel like dealing with the crap and waking you up at all hours of the morning!" I just looked at him...."Really?!" I told him about the barking dog, finding the utility room door unlocked, etc. I then reminded him that he is the one who tried to lobby for HHB to take over BS20's room when he left for college (which I successfully rejected), which would have made it even easier for her to sneak out! Really?! Funny how DH now admits to the evil monster HHB was the entire time she lived at our house, but while she was here, he defended her to the ends of the earth, even if it meant me being miserable! Let's hope DH remembers all that he is telling me now when BM has her fill of the girl come summer, and is trying to get him to take her again. Not just no....but HELL NO!!! That girl is NOT moving back here! I don't care if she has no where to go! I know DH was has been too much of a Disney Dad...but truly...BM is to blame the most for what HHB has become, as she raised that girl more of the time...never forcing her to spend any time with DH until she got into the teen years and started getting into trouble...coming up with every reason she could to cancel visits ("she has a party to go to"..."she doesn't feel well"..."she doesn't really want to go, and I don't want to upset her"). BM has created a "mini-me", and she can have her!