When the Teacher makes a mistake & your kid has to deal with it?....**UPDATE**
(ill try to keep it short, ha!)
Last year my DD started Kindergarten. At the end of the 1st week I was called & told they where pulling my DD out of regular class & putting her into the GATE (Gifted & Talented Education) class. I was beyond excited because I feared DD being bored at school. During the school year we had 3 meetings with the teacher. She was close to the top of her class, and seemed to be doing wonderful... We ask "Would she automatically be put into GATE next year as well" at 2 separate meetings, her teacher's answer was YES, As long as they found no reason, she would continue in GATE & only be pulled if she started failing or something & we would have a meeting about it first.
Well, our school is doing construction so the usual "Meet the Teacher" night was moved until 2 days after school starts, and the day her teacher called (mid-saturday) I was not at home so I just let DD know her teachers name & sent her to school... Well today was the 1st day of school & when DD got in the car today I asked about her day & figured out She is not in the GATE Class!!!! Calls where made.....
The Principal tells me :To officially be in GATE you HAVE to test in (we were NEVER told this!). DD was just pulled into the GATE class when a spot become available because her teacher recommended her- but was never an official "GATE student", so she was not automatically enrolled in the GATE classes this year! And that she should have tested last Nov/Dec!! DD can test this Nov if we want her too... But until then she will be in normal classes & this week they will be seeing if any GATE spots open, and if any spots do open students will be pulled from normal class's into GATE class (again) if they have a high test score (end of year testing) ....
Im so upset!!! If we where told last year to test her in, we would have! Simple!... But now we can only hope a spot opens AND pray DD has the highest score so she is chosen, if not she will be in normal classes, meaning falling behind in GATE- and lowering her chances of passing the GATE test!
This is because a teacher failed to properly inform us!.... We asked the questions & got the wrong answer... Now nothing happens to the teacher, the school says whoops but my kid pays the price!......................... IF I did something wrong & gave bad info for the school, Id be in BIG TROUBLE!
What would you do? Im so upset!!
Principal just called. They had spots open up & my DD will be in the GATE class starting tomorrow. :) Open House is tonight so we will meet her new teacher together. We will have her tested when that comes up & also talk to teacher/councelor more indepth about GATE to make sure its the best thing for her.