Samarella's Journal

Failing Him

  • I am so sorry you're dealing with a less-than cooperative school system.  I hate it when the people in charge of our kids for so many hours a day don't take the time and effort to actually know the kids they're involved with.  Yes, there are many great teachers and administrators out there but there are also people just going through the motions and it sucks when your kids is the one who suffers from having a teacher/administrator like that.

    I hope this is the turning point for both the school and for Jadon.  He deserves better.  You deserve better.

    Much love to you,

    Tommie

  • I am sorry that you are having to deal with his school in this way. No fun. Okay, so per the 504, was that something that the team was going to put in place? Does he have MET scores? I am thinking definitely a communication log that you tried to start. I mean, if a parent emails or calls the school usually the rule is contact within 24 hours or sooner. You trust these people with your child to do right by him and be professional. I hope things will improve soon on all fronts. It sounds like that Math coach is in your corner. You can always test him for Gifted too and decide how to proceed after results. Please don't worry about college. I know everyone says it's never to early blah, blah, blah. One day at a time, okay? College degrees don't buy happiness and don't necessarily guarantee a person a job. But I understand:)

    Sending love and hugs,

    Lindsay

  • Oh Sam I am so sorry you are dealing with this sort of thing! I completely understand where you're coming from- you don't want to watch your kid struggle. I think its amazing that you put so many measures in place to help him, but really, the teachers are suppose to organize those communicators for homework and projects. Its crazy to me that you had to do it yourself, but I commend you for it!

    I hope that with the help of the teachers who are taking responsibility you can Jadon in a place where he wants to do his work, just a little bit anyways. He deserves to be motivated as opposed to simply penalized.

    Hang in there mamma!

    Love and Hugs

    Brandi