October 19, 2015
Parents are never informed of anything on any level. Besides a county mass call to all numbers in the system letting you know we are out due to inclement weather, you are on your own. In their defense, they would come back with "We update our programs, future events, etc. online when we can..."; however, I wish that were a true statement considering most of the time, parent portal is only updated the day before report cards come out. Also, don't expect anything to be sent home by your child informing you of grades, spirit week, etc. You must call to find out that kind of information. Word of advice: DO NOT GO OVERBOARD WITH PURCHASING BELONGINGS THAT YOUR CHILD MAY TAKE TO SCHOOL (ie: backpacks, school supplies, clothing, etc.). As every single school across the country has them, thieves definitely tread the halls at WHMS. My husband, not knowing the significance of a certain coat, sent my child to school wearing it.......it never made its way back home., along with folders, textbooks, personal workbooks, and countless writing utensils. After the coat incident, I was fed up and had enough. After explaining what had been going on for the past few months, and I'm saying ME as a PARENT explaining to the proper staff the situation, my child was told to "keep an eye out for it...maybe it'll show up", and that was that. MY CHILD WAS SPOKEN TO BY AN AUTHORITY FIGURE FROM SCHOOL CONCERNING WHAT HAD BEEN STOLEN FROM ME WITH NO REGARD TO ME! I stood there in disbelief thinking they were pulling a prank, anticipating them to jerk that coat up out from under the desk saying "KIDDING! It's right here!". No. Basically, I was told that thieves go unpunished at WHMS and that I was just outta luck. I think they were expecting some kind of reaction on my behalf such as a thank you. Right. They, and I, were lucky, to say the least, that I bit my tongue. I can't speak for every parent, but that's been my experience as far as that goes.
- submitted by a parent