A lot has changed concerning grade school since I last darkened those doors.
Take class field trips for instance. We never had them. Young students now are always going somewhere with a pack of parents in tow to watch over them.
Normally, my wife does this for our family, but one time, she had a previous engagement that prevented her from going on a pre-school class field trip. She didn’t feel comfortable without a responsible adult from our family participating. She couldn’t find a responsible adult, so I was drafted.