SD's school meeting this morning
This morning we had the meeting regarding SD and her progress in school. See below for the highlights
-SD's teacher mentioned how she signed SD up for tutoring in math and literacy, sent an email about it, and how BM did not enroll her in the free online tutoring from the school
-SD's teacher said SD does not show up to school extremely tired like she used to. BM then said how SD has been going to bed earlier since the last meeting because of it
-SD has made progress in both math and literacy since the last meeting (February)
-SD's confidence has improved since the last meeting (February), but she still needs prompting and help to give the answers, etc.
-Because of SD's improvement in the last couple of months since these meetings started even with her absences they do not believe SD has any learning disabilities
That was about all that was really discussed at the meeting besides bringing up that SD should get help over the summer so her learning does not slow down or diminish while out of school for the summer. DH told the group how SD will be with us for majority of the summer and we are sending her to tutoring while she is in our care. I might be reading too much into it, but SD's teacher seemed to perk up at that and said she would send over some information to pass along to the tutor and for us so we can help her the best we can during the break.
It was not discussed about SD repeating the year and/or going on to 1st grade, but DH and I think the meeting was much shorter this time and not everything was discussed because SD will be in a different school district next year. DH sent a follow up email to the teacher saying he would appreciate anything she would pass along for the summer and also asking her about her professional opinion and the process on SD moving on or repeating kindergarten so we are waiting to see what she says before seeing if it needs to be discussed with BM.
The good news is BM's husband said one word the whole meeting. His phone froze during introductions so we didn't even have to hear that. BM didn't speak too much other than saying that she has not enrolled SD in school yet in their new state, but already has a tutor there for SD on her time. Which neither DH nor I believe. It is good the teacher mentioned about signing SD up for tutoring and BM not enrolling her because now it is noted in the paperwork we received from the meeting so we have that all documented. Again, really seems like the school is doing what they must, but have washed their hands of the situation since SD is moving to another state, which makes sense. Just happy to have certain information documented by a third party.
Now we are all set other than making some phone calls with SD before our cruise, but happy to focus on our upcoming trip now. BM had the paperwork with our address supposedly in a drawer at their house they are moving to so she messaged asking for it so she could mail her address change to us. She messaged on the 30 day mark with the address and we are supposed to receive it in the mail any day now. \
**UPDATE: SD's teacher just got back to DH's question and said "The retention meeting will be a separate meeting with you, me and the principal to make a final decision." Glad DH reached out since we will be gone 7 days right before the last day of school so now DH was able to pass along the dates that we will be totally unavailable.