The staff truly put students first and do everything in their power to advocate for them. The school does a great job advocating for those students who need more assistance or interventions than just the general classroom so that each students' needs can be met whether it is in reading, writing, math or social skills.
Teachers work hard with each other to figure out how to best meet the needs of each individual student in the school, not just figure out what works for a class or grade level. Teachers are constantly willing to learn, pick up new materials and try them in their classroom if it's truly what's best for kids.
If the Asst principal assumes a bully (who punched my son for not moving over on the bus) "couldn't hurt a fly" and his kindergarten teacher turns the blame on my son for a continual issue with another bully, then what hope is there for the kids?
A techer would strongly approve students telling on each other in class, for which they would be appreciated, so in order to get approval from their teacher some kids would daily make up things about their classmates and tell on others, almost as it's became their life goal. Poor kids...
I have a daughter in 2nd grade and a son in 1st grade. They have attended Lake Dolloff since Kindergarten . My experience has been wonderful up to this point. I will say that it is because I have set my expectations of how involved I want to be. So with each teacher/staff you have to reach out by starting conversation with email , class phone, meeting or notes. There is many ways to reach them so there is no excuse. Also make sure you communicate what your expectations are. In my case I want to be notified of EVERYTHING that happens with my kiddos and communication is important. So I made that clear and they abide by it including the principal, the counselor and family liason. All of whom know us by first and last name including those of our kids who are not in their school. The nurse is also communicative, just keep her updated. Overall I have found that staff will go above and beyond their duty to help if you work with them . I have even gotten help with my kids bedtime routines , a wake up call, parenting advice. .. etc. It really is a good school , it's all a matter of communication.
My children are new to the school and learning 'new concepts' they learned the last 2 previous years. There is 1 page of homework which does not help reinforce anything the children have learned that day or week.