Has anyone had a dream about the school process? Last night, I had a terrible nightmare.
The dream started with me opening the "envelope" from SFUSD. My assignment? Spring Valley. This wasn't the Spring Valley in Russian Hill. This school was on Airport Blvd. next to SFO.
I decided to wait list, which, in my dream, required visiting my top-pick school to fill out a form. I set out to find Alice Fong Yu that was in this massive building full of little schools. I got lost in the building and kept asking people, "Where's AFY?" No one knew. Finally, I found it. I walked into the cafeteria where dozens of parents were sitting at tables taking a test.
Getting on AFY's wait list involved taking a 20-page test full of questions about Chinese history. You also had to write an essay in Chinese. I started to cry.
And then I woke up.
At least we don't have to take tests to get our kids into kindergarten.