Thank you, vydalea. You have been so supportive this whole time!
The school is bloody awful, probably. DS is going to be so, so overwhelmed, and honestly, I wonder if I'm doing him a great disservice His current school is a charter, heavily environmentally focused, 409 kids in the whole school K-8, they call it the hippie school, it's overwhelmingly white, while trying to pay lip service to integration...it's sometimes overly wussy. They all know each other, though. Even the teachers are first name basis with the kids.
The new school is 1000 kids just in 7th and 8th, 40% each Hispanic and white and 30% Black in a heavy city atmosphere, and I so so so hate to go there about racial issues, but I can't help it, that's how cities tend to be. It's NOT going to be crunchy at all. DS may find himself heavily bullied and made fun of and maybe even beaten up. Gawd, I hope not. But he's pretty and he has bra-strap length beautiful blonde hair and he's skinny and small for his age. He's gorgeous. He can be an utter jerk and run his mouth WAY, way too much, and one of these days it's going to get his arse in a whole heap of trouble with the wrong people. OTOH, he's a sweetheart and overly kind and afraid of everything. Oh, gods. He has to change classes every class. He's got no recess except 1 quarter out of the year.
I did call the school the other day to find out how to enroll him, and if there's a bus and when it comes, and they told me to bring his current IEP and 504 and that he may not even have to change classes, or too many, if he can't handle it. Which is good, cause he probably can't. She sounded really happy to work with me *cross fingers*
I'm excited to move and I'm really glad ds gets 3 months of summer this year (ours starts/ends a month before theirs, so he ends June 4 and they start after Labor Day, where here he'd be going back 8/15 or so) so that we can find our way, find our tribe, start going to church and me to AA and us to Pagany things and to the parks and all, and take walks and find our way around.
There is a very small green/brown space in the back of the building. The building has 3 or 4 floors with 2 apts on each floor. I don't think anyone else uses that space...might be ours! There is a stone picnic table and I think a grill, under this huh-YOOGE pine tree. I'm claiming.