Are They Serious?!?
As many of you know, MJ will be entering middle school soon. I recently called the school to inquire about their “meet and greet” for incoming sixth graders. I was informed that they would not be having a meet and greet. Instead, they are having a parent orientation meeting! I don’t know about you but I don’t give two fiddle sticks about an orientation! What I care about is a smooth transition for MJ. It is imperative that he meet his teacher and see his classroom before the first day of school. Upon hearing the news, I immediately emailed the ESE specialist at the school. I waited 2 days and noticed she hadn’t even read my email! I decided to call her and to my surprise she picked up the phone on the first ring. I informed her about my email and my concerns. I asked her “what day and time is good for a quick meet and greet?” She did lots of “iffing and butting” until she finally said “I understand your concerns and we will work something out.” We ended the phone call after that statement but I am not satisfied. In another week I will be politely sending a follow up email and phone call if I have to. I honestly try to be as nice as I possibly can because these individuals will have direct contact with my son. I don’t want them treating him badly due to my behavior. I have seen how some unprofessional people treat students after dealing with the issues of their parents. Whatever happens, mark my words…My son WILL meet his teacher before his first day of middle school. This is NON-NEGOTIABLE.