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My child has brought to my attention that 'if you're not part of the problem, stay out of it'. I have asked few of our teachers, and principal, all have said that yes, that is what's going on. I understand where this might be working with kid telling on each other for the smalleat things. However, teachers aren't asking any questions, as to what the actual problem might be.. could there be guns involved, severe bullying..anything? They cut off the child right away from telling on anyone. I believe this is a district wide problem. I teach my child to stand up for others and help them, not turn their head away from someone needing help. If the school is not teaching the same, we might look into changing that.
Hi. In the past you had two sites that the district used, one was Bright Arrow and the other was Power school. I tried to log on to both of those sites and P/W did not work. I then clicked, forgot password. I was never sent a new password. Are these still good sites that you use? If so would I call your office to get new log in codes? Thanks, Mary
I looked all over for a "Parents" link on this website. I know there used to be one. The only one is for the parent PTO and it was pretty much blank. I finally found the caredox site. Is there a way to get to it through this website?
I came to your website looking to see if I had signed my child up to receive the flu shot at your school. I then went to caredox site and still did not find much information about when that would be or if I had signed her up already. I think I will be bringing her in to the pharmacy with me to get mine since I cant find that info on your site unless I just cant find it. Let me know where I can find more parent info on this site if there is any. Thanks, Mary York
I noticed while driving to work this morning that the school bus stops on 16th street between Carnahan road and Bettman road were quite dark this early in the winter season which I believe is pretty unsafe for the students who are making their way to the bus stops and those waiting for the bus. Is there some way to provide street lighting for these areas. Who would I contact to discuss this concern?
I just heard there was a call to police about a man with a gun on the 3400 block of E. Garnet Ave. That is Garnet and Thor. Police were called and they shot the man. Why wasn't Cooper school on lock down if the police got a call like this 2 blocks away from the school?
(This is from KHQ web site)
Spokane Police say their officers responded to a report of a suicidal man near Garnet and Thor Wednesday afternoon who was waving a gun around.
Why are there no flashing lights indicating a school zone around Westview Elementary? I walk my kiddos to and from school several times a week and think it is a very dangerous school zone. I would never let them walk by themselves. Once a week we almost get hit by someone while trying to cross the crosswalks right outside the school. The parent patrols can only do so much. I have seen cars drive through the crosswalks when the Patrol’s, which are kids, are out in the middle of the road with their stop signs out. I don’t know if there is anything that can be done but it is very dangerous.
Hi, my child is in kindergarten in a special school program where it was drawn by lottery. At this time, we think transferring into our neighborhood school would be a better choice for our family. What do we need to do to go about this process? I know that enrollment at our neighborhood school can be hard to come by.
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?