Today, the husband, daughter, and I toured the new school where out daughter will be enrolled. She met her teacher, her principal, the secretary who runs the show (principal called her the queen of the school), and a multitude of students and staff.
I get a really great vibe from this school. I mean, I’ve never felt so at ease in school meeting. I don’t think I’ve felt such great energy from students and staff since I myself was an elementary student decades ago.
The principal talked about letting your freak flag fly. She encourages everyone to be as different as they are and make no apologies. Weird is not a dirty word there. When I mentioned how bossy and demanding our daughter can be, she replied what I’m hearing is she has great leadership skills.
The principal has diffusers around the office and uses essential oils for many purposes. She told our daughter that if her anxiety is up, she can come to get some lavender oil. She even promised to make her a roll on for the lavender. They are preparing to write her 504 plan, but are going to wait and see what supports she shows she needs instead of just assuming and assigning. Anyone who has a child with an IEP or 504 plan knows just how great that is.
I’m truly feeling encouraged and optimistic about this entire move. Add in the beautiful views (I promise to get y’all some pictures one of these days) and how could it be anything but great here?