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I hope this isn't a stupid or obvious question but do I have to re-enroll my child for 1st grade if I already enrolled them when they entered kindergarten? We haven't moved & never planned on changing schools for this coming yr. I'm new to this whole child being in school stuff considering he'said my only & I'm a single parent.
We recently moved. We would like our children to attend their previous school instead of our new neighborhood school. I know that there is a form I must fill out, but what are the chances that my children get booted from their old school (our previous neighborhood school) because our address has changed? Our oldest has been at the school for 3 years and our youngest just completed kindergarten there.
I wonder if Spokane School District respects it's employees and volunteers right to a private life, separate from their involvement from the school? Are the adults who work with the school district required to get approval for any alcohol consumption and prescription drug use that they partake in? I have reviewed the previous questions and noticed that concerns about adults using cannabis are to be directed to the principal and would like confirmation that the process is the same for all substances to which access is limited by age or prescription.
I understand that all crossing guards go through a thorough background check, but do these people get drug tested? I personally know of a mother who regularly smokes pot in the morning (every morning) before going to perform crossing guard duties, watching out for our children in traffic. I am truly concerned with this situation, and feel it needs to be addressed. Because Im sure she is not the only substance abuser out there "protecting" our children. Sincerely< Patrick
Hello, My family will be moving to Spokane from Portland in a few weeks. My son just technically finished 5th grade (he's been in Montessori school since kindergarten) but has a late July birthday and can technically be just starting 5th grade this coming school year. He is a little behind academically and socially and my husband and I would like to enroll him in 5th grade at Jefferson for 2017-18. We just secured a rental home in that school's boundary. Do we just go ahead and register him for 5th grade or are there other steps that need to be taken to make it official? Thanks for your time.
It was reported on a local radio station that at the June 28th school board meeting, there will be discussion surrounding the adoption of a new health (sex-Ed) curriculum. I have scoured the agenda for the meeting and am only find information regarding social studies curriculum. Was this mis-reported, am I missing something on the agenda, or will it be discussed and its not on the agenda?
I live across from Franklin Elementry, we already have issues with people smoking and throwing their spent cigarettes in our street and yard because they're not allowed to smoke on school property, what is GARÇO going to do with their employees who smoke?We witness school employees throwing spent cigarettes all the time!
I see questions asked about academic summer programs, summer school, tutoring, etc - parents wanting info on what is available. You say to ask the school counselor. I have asked mine, that person has "really no idea", and nothing available at that particular middle school over the summer. So where do we turn now? (I have emailed the principal of Chase too, with no return email!)
Who does the mowing @ Chase M.S and weed control i'd would fire the company and get a new one.The weeds all around the curbs looks like ugly.The school has a great view coming in the drive way.lastyear the ground looked a lot better when i droped my son off.But this year when I drop my sons off not so GOOD.
I have a job/school related question. I am inquiring about teaching. I am planning on getting my degree in teaching and was trying to decide if I should apply to WGU(an online college) I was told to ask if the school districts in my area will accept student teachers from this particular school. They are fully accredited but I wanted to verify. If not I will attend Whitworth University.