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I am having some issues with the middle school curriculum and the lack of visibility I have to what my son is working on. I was told during orientation "everything" is available online so you will have access to this information. I am finding it not to be the case. I have contacted individual teachers with questions only to receive passive agressive responses. I am meeting with the guidance counselor and assistant principal today although I am not hopeful as I have already had correspondence with them. With a curriculum consisting of no books for students, only note taking ...is there a way to get a list of the books used so that I may purchase my own. I was informed by only one of his teachers a book is available to check out from the business office each day. I would rather not have to make my son do this daily (if allowed). I would rather have him have one at home. So far it seems we are starting off on the wrong foot with his middle school experience. I am very concerned with the lack of resources available to the students and parents who are wanting to have an active roll in their child's education.
My daughter and I finally found a new home within the Lewis and Clark boundaries. After finding out there was no school bus stop nearby we were told about the school providing an STA city bus pass to get her safely to school. Unfortunately we live one tenth of a mile too close to the school to be eligible for that program. My question is how can I appeal the decision? The safety of my daughter is my main concern, as well as the ease of her getting to and from school in a timely manner, as traversing up and down the Monroe Street hill in rain, snow or shine doesn't strike me as the safest means of transportation, especially for a young girl. Any information would be extremely helpful. Thank you!
Hi, I'm a student at North Central High School. I was curious if playing Minecraft, in my opinion an educational game, would disrespect any district policies regarding computer use. I've read Policy 2022 but haven't gotten any helpful information for my case. An answer would be appreciated. Thank you!
I am inquiring on behalf of my 4 year old son, who will be attending Hutton Elementary next year for kindergarten. He’s got some aggression issues as well as delayed speech development, to which he is currently in therapy for. We are also still testing for other suspected disabilities with him.
Right now, we are in need of full time care for him. Preschool programs available through the district and was hoping to get directed to some leads for that.
Hello. I am a parent of a 9th grader at Rogers. I am highly dissatisfied with how my student has been treated by staff. Our first choice was to go to NC as she has already attended there and thrived under their leadership and mental health counseling. There have been several incidences already and I would like to find out if she can be transferred to NC so she can have a fair shot at success in school, and how to go about that. Thank you for your Time.
For the first two days (Thursday and Friday) my daughter's school bus (route #170 to Libby) did not make the assigned stop at 25th and Madison in the morning. Why not? This stop was sent by email from SPS/Durham to parents. The driver has skipped the stop and went straight to Roosevelt ES instead as we learned from other kids. Why are you literally leaving my kids behind for two days in a row? Please communicate the appropriate information to parents and transportation personnel.
Is there a water bottle policy across the district (I learned my daughter’a teacher does not allow water bottles and was slightly disturbed)?
Also, my daughter must bring snacks only from an approved snack list. Why is this? Currently our house does not have apples or celery sticks. We do have peaches and kiwis. The lack of variety does not make sense. Can you explain this?
Why is district 81 starting school two days before Labor Day weekend? I realize we have built in snow days, days for staff education and administrative related days, but every single parent I have talked to agrees this is a ridiculous time to have the first two (or one and a half if in elementary school) days of the school year. My wife works for the district and is also in agreement. Who do we need to petition regarding this or do we just need to collectively hold our kids out of school for the first two days?
I am very concerned with the changes that happened at Hutton. New teacher and my 2nd grader is in a combo class with 1st graders. These seems counter intuitive to her success. I know the newsletter came out and stated to wait for class changes till late September. However pro-active is what I do best. I think this combo class will just set her back a year instead of setting her up to be a great 3rd grader.
Is there any way that I can pre meet the teacher and ask to be placed in a different class prior to class starting?
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Why are there guards at hamblen elementary they continually harass boy students. Not female students but only males. They always act unprofessional and unfair to male students. A example is when a group of 3 boys were walking in the snow and they then disciplined them for throwing snow while the females were then throwing snowballs in front of the guards which they did nothing about. There are many more instances of this happening. (I use the term guards as most students do to reference recess monitors because they act cruel and unprofessional hence there name)