I learned today that there is a Taco Bell ad after every video shown in first grade class on the "smart board". My child saw three of the same Taco Bell ads during class today. But I'm sure the bottled water the school sells as part of a health initiative makes up for that. The entire school grounds are now gated and locked 5 minutes before the morning bell rings, so if a child is merely on time they can't line up with their class and have to go through the front office and check in, making them tardy. This is part of a safety initiative, but after school the gates are flung open and the kids are free to run where they will. Only for a few minutes though until they are locked again without checking to see who is left. My neighbor's kid was locked on the grounds with the school house doors locked behind him as well.
My son is in 3rd Grade and has attended Mountain View since kindergarten. He has had excellent teachers that have really helped him excel. They have a strict no bullying policy which has been wonderful.