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SD's Conference

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So we just got off the conference with SD's teacher as well as a PST. It was a very good conversation. I will break down what we learned from it below

1. They are taking the steps necessary before testing and creating an IEP or 504. There are certain steps that need to done/boxes to check off before arriving there and other things need to be ruled out.

Any recommendations

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for things to ask during our upcoming conference with SD's teacher? We plan on asking if there is any indication or concern if SD has a learning disability. We also plan on asking what she and her team feels is causing SD to not improve at the rate she should be.

Just wondering if there is anything else we should be asking that we are not thinking of.

SD: Second Report Card & CPS

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So yesterday SD's second report card was uploaded to the parent portal. SD scored "works toward standards" on two areas that she had "performs below standards" and then on two areas she had "works toward standards" went down to "performs below standards" All the other areas remained exactly the same as the last report card. Every area had that SD is working "with much teacher support."

Then on the comments for the teacher for 2nd Quarter, both conference requested was checked and so was retention possible. The teacher wrote:

CPS Update

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So I just got a call about a half hour ago. A case worker has been assigned to the case and I received their contact information. So now it is just a waiting game. The person who called me back notified me that the worker just got the case this morning and since they were closed for a week that there may be some delay, but she is on top of it. 

 

So I know I shouldn’t have but

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Totally did some snooping on SD's sisters Tik Tok since we learned it existed from SD's phone well I guess her sisters phone. 
 

First of all it is ridiculous a 7 year old even has access to Tik Tok, let alone their own account. The account is public and some other kid or perhaps adult posing as a kid is commenting "cute" on several of the videos. The music in majority of the videos is totally inappropriate like talking about strippers, hoes, gangsters, etc. SD is in 2 of the 29 videos since October 2021. One of the videos SD is saying don't record me and running away.

Frustrating when people do not understand how the system works

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I have been posting quite a bit on here, but haven't really read many of other people's posts since right before Christmas so I was catching up on the blogs I missed. I just read someone's blog where they were posting about how their friend said that OP's DH needs to take full custody to fix the issues with SS and how the friend did not understand how things really work. 

CPS Standstill

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So we just got the call that SD's school will be closed the rest of the week. As there are people still trapped on 95 due to snow in the area BM lives in, we doubt CPS will be investigating this week. DH will be calling tomorrow to follow up if we don't hear anything, but it is really looking like it won't be until next week that anything happens. 

I didn't even share everything

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that was found out regarding BM and the home situation, more like the concerning highlights regarding the children.

Also found on the phone was videos of BM and voice recordings of BM taken by SD's sister (we think) and then sent to BM by text message. One video is of BM talking to someone on the phone about trying to educate "him" (step dad?) on what mental illness is and how he is getting mad at her for not being honest, lying, and not telling him information. BM is telling this person that she doesn't even remember what she is supposed to tell him.

SD Update so Far

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So actually SD did not end up going back on Saturday. We arrived to the airport 2 hours before SD's flight boarded but because of ALL the cancellations that have been going on and the snow we got previously, there were SO many people there for canceled flights. So by the time we finally got to the counter for Alaska, we were 5 minutes after the 45 minute window before the flight takes off, they had already given SD's seat on the plane away. The flight attendant was so sorry about it and trying everything to make it work.

CPS Update

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So after waiting an hour and twenty minutes to speak to someone for CPS's hotline, we finally got to talk to someone and file a report. Since it is a holiday, CPS will assign someone to investigate on Monday. Hopefully they don't investigate until Tuesday because then the investigator should talk to SD at school on Tuesday versus giving BM the opportunity to scare SD into not telling any information.

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