All of the stages of grief are present at this time throughout the SPS District. Mourning is extremely prominent in the emails and conversations of Summit K-12...I have yet to be back in the school building myself since the vote (stupid work schedule), and have only the highest regard for our teachers who continue to teach their quality classes as they, too, mourn for our community.
My oldest turns 13 tomorrow. I'm still stunned that he's that old. He doesn't know it, yet, but his mom has arranged to send some sugar-laden snack of some sort to school tomorrow as a surprise (his teacher said it was okay).
I am not the only parent with 3 children who have been happily in school at Summit K-12. This having to probably find more than one school is daunting, to start with, not to mention when the heck am I supposed to visit these other schools 'cuz I work full time for a social service agency? The fact that other parents are already through some of this process amazes me, as I know I'm not the only busy parent in Seattle. And I am extremely saddened for those parents who don't yet know that they need to find a different school for next year, and will find out whenever the letters arrive at our homes (still waiting, here).
Our next Parent Group meeting is this Thursday. Our primary focus for it is to share information with each other as we're all trying to figure out what we're going to be doing, and how to do it, too. When we get our notes from Thursday's meeting, I'll try to remember to post the info bits here so others from other "displaced" schools can benefit from our research, too.
So far, the District has said that all schools will need to have tour dates in February and March...and there are already schools telling our parents that they are done with their tours for this year. We anticipate that they'll be told to open more dates up, 'though I'm not holding my breath, as I've seen how well the District's promises are kept. I actually anticipate hearing "Oh, sorry - we must have missed that," instead of "Let me fix that right now," as that seems to be the MO.
Life is indeed a rollercoaster.