During the last-night-before-high-school, we're-finishing-our-summer-reading-essays flurry of Facebook postings, LP discovered that middle school friends were going to take the city bus this morning. So she left the house in high school attire at 6:56 a.m., carrying her brother's hand-me-down Jack Bauer messenger bag and lunch and her schedule and her summer reading homework and $1.25 for the bus. Later today she'll get a pass that allows her to ride it for 50 cents.
We believe after further investigation that there is a school bus she could get, but in our neighborhood, we are the last stop of the bus from the outer ring of City By the Sea, which has its drawbacks. Thus the desire of kids in our neighborhood to get the Metro instead.
Downtown High School operates on an AB schedule, which means they have four double blocks a day and classes meet every other day. #1 Son loved this schedule. Today they run through the whole thing to be sure they know their way around. Downtown High School is a city block long and almost a city block deep, and as the principal told us last night, on this first day at any given time, out of 210 freshmen, 200 will be lost! But they have the building to themselves today, and they will learn the lay of the land.
She's going to look for the school bus to come home. Wish her luck!