Would you change schools 1 month in?
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|Sun, 08-28-2005 - 2:36am|
Just looking for opinions...
I got a job at a school that is NOT my kids school (I was counting on their school but to make a long story short, I didnt get there, I got a school 6 minutes drive away and it's causing a host of problems).
I found out 3 days before they started school in July, so I let them start. They are on a year round schedule so they have a different vacation schedule than I. After they started, I secured the next door neighbor's 6th grader to walk them home and watch them every day for 1 hour until I got home (her mom was to be home). As a backup, I have another mom that will watch them on full days off and be available for emergencies...except on wednesday. Since I have to be at work at 7 and the kids start at 7:50, Dad will get them to school...but he travels with work about 1 week every other month.
Now, I started school last week. Babysitter is already showing signs of failure (i.e. she is doing JPO so her mom has to walk them home every other week, she has given me dates she cant do it, etc...Mom has started looking for a job). On Friday, Dad had to miss an appointment because it was scheduled for 7....he CANNOT do that on his job.
My new school has offered to move them. On the one hand, this would solve ALL care issues. They would come to school with me, have breakfast, and afterschool can be in my room until I leave. Vacations and days off would line up, and I am on campus if there are any needs, or special events. I would have easier access to the teachers.
The down side? I LOVE my sons K teacher. I hoped he would get her. (But he has moved around a lot already and adjusts well). My daughter's class is fine, but she doesnt rave or rant about her class. The class size is also under 20....they would be in 24 sized classrooms at my school.
We are military and will move around all of the kids' school lives. Its a fact of life. DH thinks we should move them. I am apprehensive because they have already started 3 weeks ago....but they wouldnt have missed anything at new school.
So my options are....move them and all problems with care solved....but I dont know what the ramifications of the move will be academically....but the schools are equal in test scores....and they havent really started yet.
Or....leave them where they are, put them in A+ program after school (it is a program where a group of adults come to school and provide care at school until up to 5:30...playing games, enrichment, homework help), and try to figure out a way around the morning issues when hubby cant do it.
Or...quit. This isnt happening since I worked so hard to get the job!
I have been talking about this for 3 days now. 1/2 the people wince when they think about moving them and 1/2 of them say 'you have to move them, they will adjust'
What do you think?