well thats the last straw I'm pulling my kids from that school asap.
I found out today that monday the first day of school no parents are allowed on campus before and after school I'm expected to drop my kids off at the gate and leave I cant walk my 6 year old to her class room they are not doing a meet the teacher day or anything I'm supposed to drop my kid off and say "Bye good luck finding your class!!" I am not ok with this I have always walked my kids to class on their first day and introduced myself to the teachers and I walk them to class for as long as they want me too. If there is a problem with homework or something going on in my kids life then this gives me the opportunity to mention it to the teacher in person for instance when my Nana passed away last year the kids first day back I went to all the kids teachers and told them what happened gave them my cell number and told them to call me if needed. I don't see how cutting off all parent teacher interaction is good for the kids at all they are a very low achieving school anyway and need to get parents involved. So i just filled out the app online for a charter school its a little farther to walk and I'm sad to move the kids away from their friends but when a school is not parent friendly I don't want my kids going there. I have been thinking about moving them for the past year but the friend situation held me back, I guess the principal just made my decision for me too bad I'm taking to high achieving gifted kids from their school that's not going to help their precious test scores. I just found out that at least 6 families from this school have already moved their kids so they will know a few kids there and in 3rd and 1st grade they can make new friends fairly easily