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Old 02-04-2009, 07:01 PM
 
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^^^ i was gonna say many of the same things --- i think the kids at this age are so resilient that going to cody and then switching to forester in 1st will be no big deal to them --- my youngest daugther started a new school this year, she is in 1st, and i was more upset about it than she was --- her teacher said she adjusted well from day 1 and made friends really quick so i really wouldn't worry too much about it too much --- and like sarah's mom said transportation is provided to the cluster school so honestly, i think your kiddos will do just fine --- it's not something i would pull them out of school over...especially in the 2nd part of kinder where they are learning so many of their reading skills...
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:23 PM
 
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Thanks again, everyone. I'm starting to feel a little more at ease with the situation. It just really threw me for a loop this morning!
I'm hoping that they do have some kids in their class (or classes(?) with my luck they'll split my kids into different classes first thing as well) who also live in the neighborhood.

I don't know how Charter schools work in Texas, but here in CO you have to put your child on a wait list at least a year in advance, and then they have a drawing and if you're lucky you get selected. If I were moving into CO, there would be no way I'd get them into a charter school right away. I'm really unfamiliar with how that works in TX.

It's going to be very interesting for me to see how school in different states varies.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:24 AM
 
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as a kid, i would have thought that was great! I would have friends everywhere. Just think how well connected they could be by the the time high school arrives.

A broad range of friends is a good thing in youth and those friendships can mature to valuable business relations when your kids graduate college....
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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with my luck they'll split my kids into different classes first thing
michelle --- are you looking for your kiddos to stay in the same class with the same teacher or split them up ---

i believe you have the option of having your twins stay together or put into different classes --- my kids have gone to NISD their entire school career and all the moms i've known with twins have always had the option of keeping them together or splitting them up...
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:29 AM
 
Location: san antonio/potranco area
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michelle --- are you looking for your kiddos to stay in the same class with the same teacher or split them up ---

i believe you have the option of having your twins stay together or put into different classes --- my kids have gone to NISD their entire school career and all the moms i've known with twins have always had the option of keeping them together or splitting them up...

My twins are in kinder at Forester and are in seperate classes. I was told it was their policy to split them up, which was fine with me- in my opinion they need some time apart.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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My twins are in kinder at Forester and are in seperate classes. I was told it was their policy to split them up, which was fine with me- in my opinion they need some time apart.
Yes, I was told the policy at Forester is to split them up. On the one hand, I think they are ready, but on the other, since there will be A LOT of changes (new home, new school, no friends, half-day to full-day K), that perhaps for the rest of Kindy they should be together. That's why I was wondering if there was a similar policy at Cody.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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as a kid, i would have thought that was great! I would have friends everywhere. Just think how well connected they could be by the the time high school arrives.

A broad range of friends is a good thing in youth and those friendships can mature to valuable business relations when your kids graduate college....
I agree! But we'll probably move in 3 years.

On the other hand, we plan to retire here, so they'll know people...but we have land in Boerne that we're waiting to build on... so we'll probably be in Boerne ISD.

Am I a trainwreck or what? Really, I promise I am not *that* neurotic. LOL
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:40 PM
 
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My twins are in kinder at Forester and are in seperate classes. I was told it was their policy to split them up, which was fine with me- in my opinion they need some time apart.
wow, i didn't realize that there was an actual policy about it --- i guess it differs school to school because my youngest daughter is at Aue elementary, NISD, and she has a set of twin girls in her class --- but another set that is split up --- really interesting...
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:28 PM
 
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wow, i didn't realize that there was an actual policy about it --- i guess it differs school to school because my youngest daughter is at Aue elementary, NISD, and she has a set of twin girls in her class --- but another set that is split up --- really interesting...
I called Cody and the person I spoke with said they normally split twins as well, unless special circumstances arise. She said that I could speak to the Principal the day of.

Is it just me or are the Principals normally this inaccessible?
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Cody and Forrester are good schools. Forrester is a new school that just opened this school year. But it is capped already.

My wife taught summer school at Cody about 2 years ago and she says it is a good school. The children all seemed eager to learn, the school was very clean and the community seemed to be involved.

Either school will be good. Good luck and don't give up. We went through that when we moved about 2 years ago. We were told that our daughter would be going to another school farther away. But luckily they found a space for her at the last minute.
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