Today was registration day for our school. I have actually been in a panic about it for about a month now. I don't know, but I think there must have been a baby boom going on out there. Our school was swamped with calls and requests for a position in the three-year-old class.
I have actually never dealt with an aspect of people "waiting in line" to get a spot for the upcoming school year. The last couple of years I had maybe 4 or 5 people waiting for me when I got to the school. Then the 3yr. class was usually full by about 10:30-11:00.
This year I received call after call after call and I started to worry. Everyone wanted to know how I was going to handle all the people. So I worried and I fretted, and finally we came up with a number system.
Cedarville fills on a first come-first served basis. So my dear sweet husband dropped some numbers off at the school on his way to work. I then arrived around 8:00 to start registration.
He told me when he got to the the school there were about 20 people waiting--this was around 6:45-7:00. Thankfully everyone was very polite and calm and the numbers were taken in order as the people had gotten there.
I then arrived to school and opened the doors at 8:00. All but one class was full by 8:27 this morning. Totally amazing to me!!!
I have to thank all our parents and the community that has put out a good word about our school.
I do have a question though to those reading and have experienced waiting lines before. What does your school do to keep everyone in order and have everything go smoothly? Our morning went smoothly, but I was wondering if there was something else I could have done.
Thanks so much.