I’m not fond of Kameron’s religion teacher.
I’m not alone. If you remember my rant on the parent/teacher conferences her line was the longest, and took the most time.
Do you remember “Passes?” Not like a pass to the bathroom. Test/Quiz Passes. They were like the golden ticket of catholic schoolism. I remember teachers giving passes out at Christmas time, pure joy came over everyone. Even the meanest girls were a little nicer when test/quiz passes were handed out. My definition of the “test/quiz pass” say you weren’t prepared for a test, or you just totally spaced the test was Tuesday, you thought it was Thursday. Whip out the test/quiz pass – the heavens opened up and you could hear the faint singing of angles, it was glorious – it also meant you didn’t have to take the test or quiz. Auto 100% – nothin better than that baby! Obviously there were some things that you couldn’t use them on, but the teacher would always tell you in advance. Passes were sacred man, few were given out. You held on to them like gold. I remember selling one of my passes once, teachers wised up to what was going on and started putting our names on them. Thanks for ruining the profitable fun, and the mean girls blackmail scam.
Anyway, Kameron had a pass that he had been holding on to for the right opportunity. I get it, no sense in wasting a pass, it has to be a legit reason. Which happened to be his religion quiz on Friday. Kameron’s a funny little creature. After making first honors this grading period he wants to check his grades like every day. It’s good that he wants to know, I have a feeling the thought that pass thing was too good to be true.
Ends up, he was right.
Looking at his grades online he was like MOM – like he had hurt himself or something. I come over and he said “look” pointing to the computer screen – at his religion grade. 33% on a religion quiz, well crapola. He said “I used my pass, I used my pass.” I told him not to worry about it and that I would email his teacher. Long, heavy, sigh.
So I sat down and wrote this email:
Kameron’s latest quiz is scored as a 33%. Kameron indicated to me that he used a quiz pass for that particular quiz.
Did he use a pass?
After about a half hour, I got this reply back.
“Mrs. Daily, I believe he had one attached but they have to score at least a 60% to use it. I have that as a mark so that they will still study. He will get his pass back with his quiz tomorrow. If I don’t use it, I return so they can use it another time.