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amother




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Post  Sun, Feb 10 2019, 9:49 pm
From knowing how it works your daughters elementary school has a say. Speak to them. They have the power to help you they might only have three slots so you have to convince your child school that your
Daughter is the one they should make sure gets in.


What they are trying to do this year is to not give out answers until mid summer and to put every child into a school and it will be so late that parents will just be forced to send where their child got in. It’s horrible. But it might work because Parents might not have time before school starts to get in elsewhere.
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Chayalle




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Feb 11 2019, 9:51 am
amother wrote:
Couldn't agree more!! I got the letter today too! So basically the vaad is going to decide my daughter's future??? A retarded system if u ask me? Y can't each parent apply where they think it's a good fit for their daughter? Y 4 schools?? The system is seriously not normal! Maybe if Bais faiga with 10 classes of their own would open a bank it would help this messed up situation!


The Vaad isn't deciding your child's future. They are there to help you if you want their help. If you don't, you don't have to avail yourself of their help and you don't have to follow their rules.

So if you are confident that your child will get into a certain high school, you can just apply there and done. However if you feel you may need the Vaad's help, then you have to give them options to work with. They aren't there in order to fulfill your dreams and wishes for a particular high school; they are there to try to get you into a high school, if that becomes necessary.

Not sure what you mean by your last comment. A what?
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amother




Wheat


Post  Mon, Feb 11 2019, 11:02 am
Typo! If Bais faiga would open a hs the balance of how many girls are without a school to go to would balance out.

And for the record the vaad is a bunch of baloney! When I was trying to get my son into school they did nothing to help! They only tried to convince us to go to a new school that we knew was a terrible fit for my son. And kept telling us that we shouldn't bother waiting cuz were for sure not getting in.... They were 100% wrong! We waited and eventually pushed enough till we got in to the school that's perfect for him. I wasn't impressed at all with the so called vaads "help"! They kept calling and harassing us to stop keeping our hopes up cuz were wasting our time and energy 😡 but we had to do what was best for our son!
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Chayalle




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Feb 11 2019, 6:56 pm
amother wrote:
Typo! If Bais faiga would open a hs the balance of how many girls are without a school to go to would balance out.

And for the record the vaad is a bunch of baloney! When I was trying to get my son into school they did nothing to help! They only tried to convince us to go to a new school that we knew was a terrible fit for my son. And kept telling us that we shouldn't bother waiting cuz were for sure not getting in.... They were 100% wrong! We waited and eventually pushed enough till we got in to the school that's perfect for him. I wasn't impressed at all with the so called vaads "help"! They kept calling and harassing us to stop keeping our hopes up cuz were wasting our time and energy 😡 but we had to do what was best for our son!


Bais Faiga has such a mix of parent body at this point that they would never get a high school that would satisfy a big percentage of their parents for high school. If it was more RW, the LW would go elsewhere, if it were more center, all the RW people wouldn't want to send....one could argue that they did this already, because most of the older high schools in Lakewood were opened for girls who went to BF for elementary school, or at least for a large percentage of those girls. I can just imagine if two of Lakewoods oldest schools - BY and BK - would be told that they will no longer get girls from BF - I don't think that would go over very well. Or lets say they would say that from now on they will only take girls from BF, or other schools that existed when they opened - that would raise a hue and cry! Ain't gonna make anyone happy....

Yes, the Vaad isn't in the business of getting people into the school they want. They are in the business of getting people into a school, whichever one will take them most easily. So if you can do it without the Vaad's help, no one is forcing you to play by their rules. But for those who need the Vaad, it's good that they exist to get kids into school.
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amother




Smokey


Post  Mon, Feb 11 2019, 7:43 pm
amother wrote:
From knowing how it works your daughters elementary school has a say. Speak to them. They have the power to help you they might only have three slots so you have to convince your child school that your
Daughter is the one they should make sure gets in.


What they are trying to do this year is to not give out answers until mid summer and to put every child into a school and it will be so late that parents will just be forced to send where their child got in. It’s horrible. But it might work because Parents might not have time before school starts to get in elsewhere.


If the mid-summer response is not exaggerated, I'm curious.

Will anyone be accepted to multiple schools?

If yes, how do they know how many slots are actually filled and how many remain open?

How much time will parents have to decide?

What happens when families are away on vacation and don't read their mail daily?

Sounds like they are asking to start the school year late and sounds like it will be super stressful for everyone, especially this that don't get in on the first round.
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amother




Goldenrod


Post  Tue, Feb 12 2019, 7:32 am
amother wrote:
From knowing how it works your daughters elementary school has a say. Speak to them. They have the power to help you they might only have three slots so you have to convince your child school that your
Daughter is the one they should make sure gets in.


What they are trying to do this year is to not give out answers until mid summer and to put every child into a school and it will be so late that parents will just be forced to send where their child got in. It’s horrible. But it might work because Parents might not have time before school starts to get in elsewhere.


1. This only works if your dd's elementary school doesn't have a high school. If they do then the principals not only won't help you but from asking around I've heard that they may actually be an obstacle.

2. Where did the info from that second paragraph come from? I've asked around IRL and nobody knows what you're talking about.
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