So my son went "to" school from 1-4 grades. He plays sports with the ps kids...played all of them until they went to school sports in 7th grade..(he's in 8th now) so he's still very connected to those kids... I always let him to to the Fri night football games...dances...pep rallies...whatever he wants to do, coz I know he loves hanging with those kids as well as his homeschool friends...
My husband volunteers to coach the 1st and 2nd grade football teams here...and he broadcasts the highschool football games....so when he's coaching the littles, my son goes with him, goes to the 8th grade games and sees his friends...no big deal.
OK...so...Thursday...I take him to the pep rally at the school. He's sitting with his friends, I'm sitting 5 feet from him with my friends...and all of a sudden one of my friends said "OMG...they're taking him out!" Lo and behold, yes they were. They kicked him out of an "open to the community" pep rally.
Why? Let me tell ya. I think his long hair has something to do with it...BUT...when they kicked him out, he was holding his hands up making a "heart" with his hands...to one of his BFF's who is a cheerleader.
So they tell me that they saw him do this and thought he was flashing gang signs. REALLY???!!! Heart gang signs??? Because in our town of 2000 people, we have a lot of gangsters? 13 year old gangsters? 13 year old homeschool gangsters????
So as they have their fingers in his face yelling at him about who he is and why he's there (one teacher and the principal....they DO NOT know him...but every kid and parent there did...it's a tiny town...and we're very involved here)...they also accuse him of jumping the fence to get into football games for free. (No, he does not)...
When I walked over, they immediately got nicer....I was flaming mad. Came home, told my DH, who immediately called the principal...and said there are two visiting rules...1. Don't disrupt class. (he didn't) and 2. Sign in. (He couldn't. There's no sign ins when the whole town comes!) so WTH????
That's when they said it was because they thought he was flashing gang signals.
I swear, the school keeps doing stuff like this to him...he's been kicked out of a dance, now a pep rally, he can't participate in fund raisers for the trip he's going on with the 8th graders...WHYYYYY is there so much discrimination against homeschoolers????
And I swear, if one of those freaking school people ever utters the "socialization" crap to me...after not LETTING him see his friends...I may poke their eyes out...LOL