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So I want to remain anonymous. I want to know why in the H&*l my 6 year old daughter is being taught about drugs in kindergarten. She brought a book home "its one of the paper booklets they read in class" its about dogs and what they can do, one sentence in there says dogs can find and sniff out drugs. So know I have to either tell her what they are at 6 years old or skip the word. I am absolutley appalled that this sentence is even in the book. kids should not know about sex or drugs until at least middle school. I had no clue what drugs were until the STUPID Dare program told me about them. Teaching kids this early is a complete disgrace to public schooling everywhere. Please have this removed so we can have a real generation kids that will help change this world instead of continuing to abuse it. Thank You
I would like to know, as a long time member of the Browne community why a principal is aloud to put out of control behavioral students above the safety and well being of staff and other students? And why are the good families being forced out when it seems that a change in administration would solve a lot of problems?
What are the consequences of the individual who made the Snapchat threat at Salk Middle school? I feel it's not being taken seriously. I also never received a call informing me. For the news to say it's not credible makes it sound like the district is sweeping it under the rug. I don't care if the kid said he was kidding or not. These kids are middle school age, definitely old enough to know right from wrong. There should be NO leeway. I don't want to send my kid back for the last week because I have no idea what is being done about the kid who threatened. Is he still going there? Is he at home, oh hey, perhaps his parents both work and he's home alone. Who's to say he won't just walk over to the school and start shooting it up. The kid should face legal consequences and all the students parents should be fully informed on the matter. Again, I Never received a call from the school. I found out from the news. Very disappointing!
I have a question.. My daughter is going to be an incoming freshman at Ferris and takes medication at school (usually around lunch time). Is there any idea when the schedules might be at least drafted? Her appointment with her doctor is at the end of July/beginning of August and I'm trying to be proactive in getting her medication form filled out... it's not a good situation if she doesn't have that 2nd dose in the afternoon.
If they won't be available until later, when does the office reopen for me to bring the form and medication in?
How are you guys going to keep our kid safe? Are you guys planning on putting up metal detectors and armed guards? I among many parents feel worried to send their child to school. Its nerv racking. Makes me sick to my stomach knowing that anyone could walk in with a weapon and harm my child and others. Thi has to stop. Please protect our children. Please put in detectors and armed guards. Or at least metal detectors. It may cost a lot of money but our childrens life is worth it. Right?
I've been told that there are open gyms throughout the summer, both at Ferris and other schools. I know that the one at Ferris that was over/around spring break I wasnt able to attend because I wasn't a student there, but I will be an incoming freshman in August. Can I attend the open gyms that are meant for the high schoolers over the summer, since I start in August?
It seems that students are provided Microsoft Office products to complete and submit homework electronically. Are students required to use Microsoft products? My family strongly supports free and open source software. This service allows administrators to pry into the students personal work anytime without permission. Can we decline this service and submit homework on paper? Or, electronically using our own email?
Hi! We are moving to Spokane this summer. For school in the fall, we have a kindergartner, a 2nd grader, and 4th grader. Is there a way to find out which elementary schools have open spots? We don't yet know where on the South Hill we will be living--are some schools already "full"? If we move into a neighborhood with a "full" school, would we have to find a different school? Thanks!
Is it too late to enroll in Kindergarten for this year? I am trying to help a family decide whether it would be best to sign up now and start attending or wait until September. This family moved to Spokane a few months ago.
This child is 5 years old and has not attended school before.
I would like to ask what hours the public may use outside facilities when not in use by the schools. Specifically the track at Hart Field but also ten is courts or playground equipment. I certainly do not wish to trespass to be sure but would enjoy a training some around that great track. Thank you for clarifying when, if at all the public may use these outdoor facilities.
if a child wants to participate in the walkout planned for march 17th and the child is in middle school and signed out by a parent appropriately will there be any disciplinary repurcussions? has a safe spot on school grounds for them to gather and remember the children and staff who died in Florida been designated for them?
Does the school district broadcast CNN news in grade, junior high and high schools? Is this a choice that individual teachers or schools make? Or does the school district condone the use of this news station? Why does the school district think this is necessary for the students to hear only one side of a current news item!? Please respond to this issue as I do want to be involved in our grandson's educational process. I do appreciate any information on this subject. Knowledge from the main source is always the best policy.
Not a question but rather a comment. I don't even live in Spokane but rather in Idaho but the headlines in this morning's Spokesman Review are, to me, revolting. I find it very difficult to understand any reason you wouldn't allow your students to participate in the 17 minute walkout that's being promoted nationwide. You should be supporting the students -- not the gun lobby. And I'm a hunter and not opposed to guns but totally support the nationwide movement to ban assault style weapons, etc.