The time has come to choose where your children will be enrolled for the upcoming school year. We hope you will choose to stay at your local public school.
Per the charter school’s website here: “RVC will be notifying the schools our students are currently attending on or before June 15, 2017 to ask for student records.” When the charter school requests student records, standard procedure dictates that those students will be un-enrolled from their existing school districts.
The good news is that all children are welcome at local public schools, and students can be re-registered at any time, although not to a specific school. Standard RVSD policy is to welcome late registrants back to a RVSD school based on “space available.” http://rossvalleyschools.org/parents/stu-enrollment/2016-17-new-student-registration-2
We hope all prospective charter families decide to remain at their local public school districts, for the benefit of all children. According to the author of this Huffington Post article dated 6/12/17, “The easy short-term answer is, ‘Just worry about your own child. Do whatever you must to find the best school for her….’ As these strategies gain acceptance and spread, the result is to undermine education as a collective effort on behalf of the entire community. Divided parents and their communities end up with little collective voice. Similarly, without unions, teachers have no unified influence. Millions of personal decisions about what appears to be good for a single child at a moment in time is a recipe for divisiveness, not collective good.”
Our excellent local public schools are already underfunded and facing attrition and reduced budgets due to naturally declining enrollment. The loss of any student to the charter is a further blow which will hurt all district students and teachers, including those at White Hill, where many charter students will likely attend middle school. A smaller overall pie means smaller slices for each of us.
As the great wizard said "Soon, we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy" - Albus Dumbledore