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Vineyard Ranch Elementary School3
Posted November 17, 2014
- a parent
We love the curriculum of our dual language program but disapprove of the schedule. Not sure whether this is similar to other NEISD schools... I'm disappointed that the kids only get 25 mins a day of recess. For a day that starting at 7:30 the kids have lunchtime at 10:30 indoors in the cafeteria with no play time and 25 min recess at 12:30. They have 2 PE classes every week but they are at 8:00 so not really good breaktime for them. A large portion of their day involves sitting in the classroom. Thanks to this schedule my child considers does not consider school too be a fun place. Which is a shame for kindergarten class! The main way all the classes keep kids disciplined is using a big board will all the kids names on it. When a child misbehaves he/she has to go to the front of the class and move the marker from Green to Yellow to Red in front of the entire class. I find this a pretty old-school method of discipline. My child can tell me which kids in his class get Red markers every day.
As with the previous reviewer, I too am disappointed with the increase in kinder classes one month into the school year. Furthermore, when choosing which children move to the new classes, they did not take into account the individual personalities and circumstances of each child. Some children do not adapt as well as others.
Very disappointed in how the school one month into the school year is adding two new kinder classes. This at a time when the children are just getting comfortable with their classroom setting and teacher. Even further disappointed in how they are putting these two new classes in a completely different area than the other kinder classes on a different floor of the building.
This is a wonderful school. It is a new school in San Antonio with a dual language program. It also has an emphasis on technology and it is amazing what students are learning on this campus. The principal is amazing and takes a person interest in the students. They are also striving to be a Lighthouse school and have started the Leader in Me process. The whole staff makes you feel welcome and included on this campus. A good feeling for parents! Top notch school!