I received an e-mail from a parent that Dr. Nyland appears to have an Instagram account. SPS Communications tells me he does not have one. So if you get a friend request from that account, just know - it's not him.
Garfield was to have a 9th grade (parent) orientation on Thursday. There was a terse announcement that it had been cancelled and will be rescheduled. (When? Friday? Tuesday? That's all that's left.)
I asked SPS Communications about this but they said:
These are Garfield specific questions. You'll get the best info contacting them directly.
I could try but one parent who did ask for answers was told by Mr. Howard that he didn't have time to answer her questions. He also said this:
Except that Mr. Howard has done these orientations for years and he knows what it takes. (And, I'll just say that I didn't see many interpreters at the orientations at the two high schools my sons attended. That must be new.)Thank you for your email. As you know GHS is getting prepared for the start of the school year. We are not able to do small meetings at this time. As far as the change in the meeting time. We have to meet our entire community. We have a total of 36 languages and we need to make sure we have interpreturs in place to make sure we can communicate with "All" our parents/students.Thank you for your email and look forward to engaging with you in the future.
Here's what the GHS PTSA Facebook page says;
The school will reschedule it for the beginning of the school year. They plan to expand what is offered and be more inclusive of all 9th grade families. Please spread the word and remember to check the school website for updates.That makes it sound like after school starts. Not so helpful. And what of parents/students who don't have computer/Internet access?
I suspect this has a lot to do with Honors for All.