June 12, 2015
My son attended this school for second grade, and our entire experience with this school was awful. My son was diagnosed with ADHD when he started kindergarten and has been on medication since. Within a week of starting this school, his teachers were telling us that we needed to switch his medication. We did not immediately switch his medication since he had been on it for two years already and we had never had an issue with it. Our son had just moved to a new house, started a new school, and had a brand new baby brother, so we decided it would be best to give it a little time to see if his difficulty was just because he had gone through so much change in such a short period of time. Eventually we did end up switching his medication at this insistence of his teachers. They consistently blamed his difficulties learning on the fact that we did not immediately change medications when they told us to; the last time I checked, these are teachers and not doctors.
His teachers also badmouthed another student to me while I attended a parent teacher conference with them, which I think is extremely inappropriate. Ironically enough, it was another student that has ADHD. Do you see the pattern here? My son's classroom had two teachers, one of which was supposed to be specialized in teaching children with learning disabilities and such. His previous two teachers, who were on their own, never had an issue teaching him or keeping him on task.
The last straw for us was when his teacher called DFACS on us because he had a cut above his eye (which he got during a nerf gun fight with my husband). My son has never gone to school with any other bruises other than the normal little boy bruises from falling down, playing rough, etc. He has never been abused in any way shape or form. When the DFACS investigator came to our home, she was extremely confused as to why she was even there. We have videos of my husband and son running around like madmen playing with nerf guns and just being boys. I think it absolutely insane that a teacher would call DFACS over something like this, especially when there was absolutely NO prior concerns regarding his home life. My son even told the teacher what happened! We filed a complaint with the school, and we never heard anything back from the principle.
- submitted by a parent