If you are like many of us that have been beaten down by the SFUSD assignment process, I would like to invite you to join us in exploring the viability of Junipero Serra for kindergarten.
We are NOT a group at JS trying to recruit. Rather, we are a group of 0/7 and 0/14 parents that were assigned to JS and have been pleasantly surprised with the school. We’ve found a principal that could go toe-to-toe with any principal in the SFUSD (hey, she was sent there to get the school out of STAR and she did). The scores are similar to where Miraloma was just a few years ago and compare right now with Sunnyside (Yes, I said that and if you dig through the scores you will see I’m telling the truth). The computer lab was second only to Grattan in my countless tours.
It is a small school (less than 250 students) so making positive changes appear to be a lot easier to do. It will also be the only 100% neighborhood school in the Bernal Heights area next year (Flynn will still be 50% immersion) and could very well be the neighborhood school for a big swath of Noe (since Fairmount will remain city-wide). Most importantly, in touring now several times, I have seen happy, engaged children.
Finally, there are a core group of parents and kids ready to commit from our group. Politically Incorrect Statement Alert: You would not be going it alone!
We have a Google Group and if you’d like to join (even just to kick the tires), please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is NO pressure in our group. Every parent’s choice is respected—end of story.
Continued good luck with your search. The SFUSD has made it so much fun for all of us!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Hot topic: Frustrated Parents -- Think JS
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Labels: Junipero Serra
Posted by Kate