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BekahS posted:
Parent orientaion is tonight and I haven't recieved anything in the mail. I call the school and they don't have Avery on the list. We have lived here for 1.5years. Ugh. Hope this isn't the precurser to other fun "oops"
Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:

Do you have the paperwork from when you registered her? I hope this doesn't turn into big deal!

ryanandleigh responded:
My first thought was that you hadn't registered her yet...we have a parent orientation in April and then you do the registration before or after there is never anything in the mail about the orientation as they don't have a list of students who are eligible for kindergarten. Actually last year the only way I knew about the "round up" was by checking the school website. Now that I have a student at the school (in kindergarten) I have received flyers and emails about the parent orientation date for this year.

So if you haven't registered her, I wouldn't count this as an "oops".
Leigh, Jacen (6), Alexa (3)
crunk05177 replied to ryanandleigh's response:
I thought the same....if you registered her, she should be on the list...
Me (28), DH (30), DS1 - Michael (4) and DS2 - Nathan (1 - severe peanut allergy and an egg allergy)
BekahS replied to ryanandleigh's response:
This is the start of registration so I will give them one "oops." But all my other friends in the district got mails and whatnot about tonight. I guess based off a census? And the only reason I found out originally was by calling the school as well. When I called they assured me I would receive a mailing with information.

Oh well.
cinder44 responded:
we had our parent orientation last month. I found out from our daycare about it otherwise it was in our local newspaper - no mailing.

We got all the paperwork to fill out to do registration at the end of this month.

Good luck! It's exciting & scary at the same time!!
Me, DH, DD(4), DS(4)
Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to cinder44's response:
I'm dealing with Los Angeles public schools out here. I never assume they are organized enough to coordinate with any other agency to contact parents. There is a complicated magnet point system here that you have to register for before you get any information. (even if you have a child enrolled in a public school)

I really feel for all of the parents that don't know about alternative educational options...I felt like I was Nancy Drew when I started investigating the open enrollment, charter and magnet system out here. Exhausting.

OK - end rant!

Have a great time at orientation! I agree with cinder - fun and scary!

baby1at35 replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
We had to go to round-up first to register. Then we finally started getting some info. It was like a maze to know what in the world to do !
Good luck ! Hopefully after you go they will get you in their system.
Me (42) 2 busy boys 6 yrs and 5 yrs
VicsEandJ responded:
NYC is comepletely crazy. Luckily the director at DC's dyacare has a meeting for the parents as soon as the Butterfly (pre-k) year starts. She gives out a folder of information about the process and deadlines for public and private schools and recommends websites for more information.

The process started in September and I still have no idea where DS will be going to school in September. The mother of one of his friends' said she didn't get her older son into his school until labor day weekend.

I'm in my happy place about the whole thing- we've done everything we had to and he's been registered into system-he'll be going to kindergarten somewhere!

The DOE sends no information on its own!
BekahS replied to VicsEandJ's response:
Well she exists in the system now. Her portion of the registration isn't until may. A few things we learned but are not fond of: 1: due to our particular school being over populated, some children may be reassigned to another school in the district. Typically those that live close to the boundaries. We live close. I refuse to take two children to two different daycares morning/night. I will be writing a nice letter. 2: AM/PM is determined strictly by transportation needs, not first request win. Not what I'm used to in the districts that I grew up in.

All in all it is not what I was expecting. I guess neither good nor bad. Fingers crossed that we stay where we are sInce I already have childcare and bussing concerns planned. Best laid plans....

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