I said I'd write here monthly about how we're doing with the transition from Summit K-12 to wherever we'll be next year. I think I'm behind.
It's hitting me this week that this is the last week of our school. We're dissolving the Parent Group, supporting our children and the staff as best as we can, and grieving all at the same time as we're trying to plan for the coming year.
The District has already painted over the name on our school...before the moving up ceremonies for our kids. They've also placed a muck board out front and had people with blueprints roaming the halls determining what will change before we're even out of the building. The overwhelming opinion I've heard so far is that the social Neanderthals downtown never did care about our school, and they wish they'd shut the only K-12 public school in Washington down years ago.
I still haven't received an answer to the question of how my kids are getting to school half of the time next year - they're eligible for bussing from my house, but their dad lives at the other end of Seattle, and so there's no transportation from his house...where they live half the time. Are they just not going to school half the year? While I think they could manage with that, I don't think that solution will fly with the District and their attendance policies.
Bittersweet, this last week is. I hope all of the affected families at all of the affected schools can find peace through this chaos.