I feel that this school has really changed over the years with the treatment of the children. My grandson was in a class where his teachers, the were unfair in their treatment of the children. They had a group of kids, my grandson included that they separated daily from the class under the lie that it was to help them. They did not inform the parents of any of these kids until months later when one of the kids talked about the special class he had to go to. When they were questioned the harassment of the parents began. When addressed with the Principal Hastings, nothing was resolved as if she didn't have time for it, or maybe it was because she already knew she wouldn't be there this year. The teachers and some parents formed a click and whispered about the other parents every time the children were dropped off. The sadness it brought myself and daughter every time we dropped off our children was terrible. I would never recommend this school ever again to anyone in fact I would advocate against them! To me instead of trying to teach against being a bully, they were the bullies running the show. Very poor form and disgusting to me! We have since moved our children to other schools and they are thriving without the daily bullying from those "professional". Be warned keep your eyes open and ask questions all the time. Don't trust that they are doing the right thing, they probably are lying to you as they did all of us!
This school is horrible. The communication and education has dropped immensely. Its such a shame. Its unfortunate the teachers, front desk, and principle lack communication skills. The front desk is very cold (to say the least), and not very efficient. The front desk is constantly gossiping amongst each other and other teachers.
My son was literally being pulled out of class everyday....for 5 months....without my knowledge...or my permission. I found out through my child. My child did not even know the name of the "teacher" he was leaving class to see. When I brought it up to the principle, she explained it was a "hiccup". When I brought it up to the primary teacher, she explained it "was not her job" to tell me, it was somebody else's. Who's? I have yet to find out.
There were days that I would feel unbelievably uncomfortable leaving my child at that school because of how oblivious the staff was. Not only were they oblivious, but clearly, they had an issue with owning their faults in order to improve in the future. If they could not own this "hiccup", what else could they be hiding from me? And other parents? I was terrified! I still am.
Needless to say, we have decided to enroll our child in a different school. The differences are incredible! The communication at this new school is amazing. The education and standards are remarkable. It makes me feel amazing for making the best decision (not going back to McKinley) for my child. He is so happy now and is learning so much!
If you are considering McKinley thatcher, please, please consider your childs SAFETY.