February 19, 2013
I have to say, I was really nervous about my 6th grader starting this year after the reputation of bullying in this school. But, since the new principal has taken over, my son has had a great experience, and no bullying whatsoever at this school. He says he does not even see it. He has a lot of friends, great kids. The teachers at this school are hit or miss. Some have mood swings, come off as grumpy most of the time, and are not for the more sensitive child. Some are great,. such as Mr. Nat. But I do believe this is a much better school now than it ever was before, and there is a large effort being made against bullying. Unfortunately, many of the parents who come from Cottage Hill (LOP) bully other parents and gossip way too much, so their children see it and become bullies and they are very clicky as well. However, the effort made is definitely making a difference, as much as it can for the climate we are in. And the Alta Sierra kids that attend this school, have been a great group of kids, and are very open to other kids joining with them. This has been a great experience so far this year. The bus, well, that still needs some work. But at school, it has been wonderful.
- submitted by a parent