It is a little known fact that January is the Twilight Zone of the educational year.
Strange things happen in January.
Families move during the holiday break and students do not return.
Viruses flourish and students stay home in droves.
The weather is bitterly cold and recess is not possible.
Major testing resumes.
Report cards go home to parents who are surprised that half the year has elapsed.
I’m just as surprised!