The grade eight department head contacted me on Friday after my meeting with them on Thursday afternoon. I must be honest- when I answered the phone and she told me who was calling- I imagined the worst… I immediately assumed Damien was either in trouble or had gotten hurt- but mischief came to mind first. Gee, can you tell that I have not exactly had good experiences when receiving phone calls from the school? Anyhoo. She said a letter from his doctor could afford Damien extra time during tests and such- even though it’s not legislated yet! She had spoken to the school counselor who actually suggested it. This is the first time in Damien’s school career that a suggestion like this has been volunteered by the school instead of by me. I was surprised, and happy for Damien’s sake.