Speaking of her sister, this is the first time in a very long time, maybe twelve years, that Caroline and Jane have been at the same school. I am nervous about how this will go. I really wanted them to have their own high school experiences, and tried to get Jane into another public charter high school here, but she was wait listed. Caroline does things unintentionally that mortify Jane on a regular basis. Jane needs to grow in her maturity and give her sister a whole lot of grace, but at 14, I am not sure this is going to happen real soon. And Jane has already made a dozen friends after yesterday's orientation and has after school plans to go with them to a yogurt shop. Caroline will likely struggle to make and keep friends. So this whole experiment may go as we hope and pray, or may turn out to be a bust. But we are giving it our best shot. Plan B is always in the wings. There are many charter schools here and if Caroline needs a much smaller environment, we will look at these other options. Private school is Plan C but the money would be an issue.
I hope that start of your child's school year will go really well, with very few bumps along the way. But if it doesn't, you are in good company. Hang in there, and keep advocating for your child!! :)