Is it odd for a father to register the kid for school?
So, I need some advice on this. My older son is going into grade 7 (middle school). His mother and I are have been separated since he was 3 years old (nothing legal). For the past 9 years, his school has been downtown Toronto around his mothers area, but he lives at my house 70-75% of the year every year. I live in Etobicoke, so the commute to and from school has been SAVAGE. Anywho, I now have argued my point and we have finally agreed that it obviously makes sense for him to go to school by me in Etobicoke (Since hes here anyways).
When I called the middle school today to ask what is needed to register, I was bombarded with a bunch of questions, which is cool. Some I felt were unnecessary, but again, its ok. When the school secretary understood the situation of him moving to my house now (which I didn't have to disclose, but I did because hey...why not right?), she said to register I will need a letter from mom stating that he is with me now and he will be attending this school. To be clear, I have no issue getting this letter. Thats not a problem, but I guess I felt offended a bit. Why do I need a letter from mom? Anytime his mother called around to schools and asked questions she was never asked to get a letter , from dad. So why do I need a letter? We dont have a legal agreement or anything. Heck, the secretary wouldnt have known anything if I didnt say.I could have just said "Hes coming from a school downtown and we are now moving him to your school in Etobicoke, what do I need?" If we went to court, then I would understand, but we didnt go that route thankfully. So I was a little heated up over that. She also went on to say that I need to bring proof of address and it MUST be lease or a letter from the landlord. Again, I have no issues with this , but according to the tdsb, you actually just need to bring proof of address such as banking statement, phone bill etc. So I started wondering why she insisted on lease. To be honest, it seemed as though she started giving me a hard time for some reason. Not sure why.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Would you have been offended, or is it just me? Is she even allowed to ask for a letter from mom and insist on my lease?
Thanks for everyones help.