I’m not talking about the Sci-Fi even either. I am talking about that internal dialogue questioning whether I should reach out to the new school principal before school starts, or just wait until the first day of school to try to get all of Ang’s STUFF in order with the school.
I decided to send an email. Now I feel like I’m one of those parents… and I want there to be an un-send button like there used to be in AOL.
Here’s my e-mail:
Hello Ms. Principal,I just wanted to reach out and introduce myself. My name is Jessica and my daughter, Angelina will be a 5th grade GATE student at this year. Angelina was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in March, and I know last year she was the only student at with diabetes. I wanted to see if it would be possible for you and I to meet sometime before classes start next week to discuss Angelina. Last year we worked closely with the district nurse, Ms. Blue Eyes, to set up Angelina’s medical plan and I was mostly pleased with the level of care that Angelina received. However, there were some issues that were not covered by her medical plan and I would like to discuss updating her existing 504 plan to include accommodations for her diabetes. I also would like to be allowed to offer training and/or education to any staff members that are willing to learn about Angelina’s diabetes and keep an eye on her around campus.In addition to diabetes, Angelina also has ADHD, asthma, anxiety and allergies. The start of the school year is usually very difficult for her and now with the added stress of diabetes I am hoping that you, her teacher and I can work together to ensure as smooth a start to this school year as possible.I will hopefully be up at the school either Monday or Tuesday next week to meet with the nurse and health tech and I would like to introduce myself in person if you have a few moments to spare. In the meantime, if you would like to get in touch with me you can email me, or my telephone number is:XXX-XXX-XXXX, please feel free to call anytime after 9 a.m.Thank you,Jessica <neurotic mom>
- Do You Have A Section 504 Plan? If Not, Maybe You Should Get One. (chasinglows.wordpress.com)
- Health: Diabetes can be managed at school as well (state-journal.com)
- Calif. Supreme Court Rules Non-Nurse Trained School Employees Can Administer Insulin (sacramento.cbslocal.com)
- Well, it’s about time! (arcillinois.org)