My children start school tomorrow. We are military and moved this summer for the first time in 6 years. At our previous school, they had new student/kindergarten orientation and the new students got to meet their teachers at that time so they wouldn't be nervous entering a classroom where they were the new kid, not even knowing the teacher.
Well, we registered our kids and I asked if there was an orientation. I was told for the kindergarteners only. I asked when class lists would be out. I was told today at 2. I asked if the kids would get to meet their teachers at that time. I was told yes.I confirmed it yesterday via email. I show up at 2 today, only to be told the lists would be out at 3. Okay, I go to the parking lot and wait for an hour. When the lists came out, I went to find the classrooms with my kids. My older one's door was locked and light off. My younger one's light was on and there was someone in there. Before I could stop him, he was knocking on the door. The teacher opened the door and said that noone was allowed in until tomorrow.
I guess, since I had children at the same school for 6 years, I just don't know the way schools work anymore. Do most schools not have an orientation for new students or allow students to meet teachers unitl the first day of school? One of the other schools in our district had information night last night, but kids don't get to meet the teachers until tomorrow. Another school was having a big back to school bash with a bbq and a meet and greet your teacher tonight.
I feel like telling the principal that her office staff isn't communicating correct information and that kindergarteners aren't the only new students. I don't know if that's the tact I want to take right now. I could be emotional since I've been here a month and won't have my house until tomorrow (living in a long term hotel suite isn't fun) and my stuff won't be delievered until Friday. So, am I over reacting?
Thanks for any info/advice.