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Not allowed to walk our kids to their class*added on*

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So our counties school board as passed a new rule that says "starting next year you will no longer be allowed to walk your kids to their class after the first 2 weeks of school". This rule does not make me happy. I do not walk to older kids (kindergarten and 2nd grade) everyday but occasionally I will if I need to ask the teachers a quick question or pay for something. but My youngest will be starting pre-k next year and I have walked my other 2 in pre-k for most of the year. I think this kinda takes away from the whole "open classroom we have nothing to hide" thing. I'm thinking about talking to the school board about it. what do you think? Is it a big deal or is it just me?

**I feel like I should add on to this because there are alot of comments on how walking them to class is disruptive to the class time starting. Here kids have to be to school no later than 7:45 but can be dropped off as early as 7:20. My kids are at school at 7:30. Almost every child eats breakfast at school in this time so most of the time there are maybe 4 kids in the classroom doing busy work class does not start until 8:05. 20 minutes after the tardy bells rings. so me walking them is not a disruption. The teacher usually talks more to me than I do to them. I do not walk my kids if they do not want me to my Kindergartener and 2nd grader do not like it I mostly have issues with my dd starting pre-k. which is a school of nothing but 500 pre-k students who also eat breakfast every morning during the  7:20-8:05 time frame.

Mom of maddie 8, Jonny 6, katie 4
by on May. 4, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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gatorswife1401
by Member on May. 5, 2012 at 11:04 AM

I drop my dd off and school. All the cars are in a line one of the teachers opens the door allows my dd out i see her go into the door then I leave.  The only time I go into the school is when she has before school group. And all I do is go to the office tell them we are here and they call the teacher and they go off to the class.


ittybit2012
by on May. 5, 2012 at 11:11 AM
DD1's school did that too. I walked her to class for kinder and 1st grade. After that, she did it herself. DD2 was walked to class the first day of kinder and I walked her to the cafeteria after that the first week. This year she only wanted me to walk her to the door.
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momamanda
by Member on May. 5, 2012 at 11:31 AM

At our schools most of the kids are eating breakfast that time a day and the teachers are aren't to busy most of the time I do not say more then goodmorning but it's nice to know that if I have a question or if my child is having a  bad morning  I can talk to the teacher about it without having to jump through hoops to do it! I should be able to!

StephanieSH
by on May. 5, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Our school has had this policy for the last few years.  We are only allowed to walk our kindergarten students to their classrooms.  The kids go into the yard and line up with their class.  Even when we were allowed to walk the kids on campus we didn't walk them to the class.  We just walked them to their line in the yard. My son wouldn't want me walking him in anymore.  He makes me kiss him goodbye when we are still blocks away and then runs to catch up to his friends. :( He's in 4th grade and has become such a little dude.

momamanda
by Member on May. 5, 2012 at 11:39 AM

I do NOT stress how much I am going to miss them. my goodbyes are short and sweet I'm in and out when they are upset about it. My older 2 never had the oppurtunity to go to any kind of class before school started. We could never afford to put them in any pre-preschool. My 4 yo goes to the ymca daycare while I work out a couple days a week. She cries everytime but is always happy when i pick her up. All 3 of my kids are just very shy and do not feel comfortable until they get to know you. My 4 year old has been in gymnastics since august and has been with the same coach since then but still has yet to say more than 10 words to her. She is not like this at home she is a chatterbox and with kids very talkative and playful and with adults that are family! she just has a hard time opening up to adults. My son is even worse!   I know she will do fine. I just won't know until we get there ya know!

mommyof11050307
by Bronze Member on May. 5, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Mine allow parents in the school. If its after drop off time you have to sign in. I like it because I'm able to talk to his teacher then and let her know what's going on with his asthma and of his meds are effecting him during the day. We are required to pick them up at the classroom after school there's way to many parents to talk then.
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Kaybean
by Member on May. 5, 2012 at 12:07 PM
It's for safety.
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Prissy_Gurl
by Member on May. 5, 2012 at 12:11 PM

At my kids elementary school parents are allowed to stay with the kids. But at my son's pre-k school parents are never allowed to walk the students.

othermom
by Silver Member on May. 5, 2012 at 1:15 PM

I have never walked them to their class. I can walk to right outside my daughters class, she is in kindergarten, but she asks me not to. She likes walking the last half a block alone. I wait to make sure she gets down there and they have a lady there that makes sure that the kids get to class. If I needed to or wante to I can walk down and go right in to her class. I did yesterday and they have no issue with it

Elayna90
by Member on May. 5, 2012 at 1:16 PM
This is how our school is as well.

Quoting raczac:

My two are in kindergarten and pre k this year and our school doesn't want parent's walking the kids in the school. Not because they don't want and open door policy but because of the safety of the children in the school. After school starts you have to be buzzed into the office and then you can't get anywhere else in the school until they buzz you through another door also for the safety of the children. Good luck.

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