More calls going out……

August 25, 2009 at 1:49 pm 3 comments

Reports are coming in of families being contacted for spots in magnet schools this month.  There is a perception (not sure if true or not – may vary by school) that the schools tend to sit on things during the summer and break out the list around this time a year.

A reader here just got a spot after being #14 on the Lottery list and I’ve seen reports on NPN of others saying similar things.

If there’s a certain school you really want, now is probably the time to call to give a friendly (and enthusiastic) check-in.  I’m sure with the current investigative climate going on the top magnet schools may be sticking to the lottery numbers this Fall, but when it comes down to it, one never really knows what goes on in those school offices. (Cue dramatic music.)

If you do get called, make sure to let your neighborhood school (or wherever you’re leaving) know so they can account for the lower number and hopefully open a spot for another child.  Each change can set off a whole chain reaction of movement.

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  • 1. Mom  |  August 25, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    When I went in to fill out the paperwork today, the secretary was activly calling several families urging them to make their yes/no decision. That means more will be called over the next few days.

  • 2. To cpsobssessed  |  August 25, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    A friend of mine got the call on Friday and enrolled yesterday AND removed her child from a track e school! Whew! Just in the nick of time–she was not happy with the track e situation.

  • 3. mom, what school?  |  August 26, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Which school did you go for enrollment that they were calling others for a yes or no response?

    Moving form Track E, your friend might have moved this year to avoid the schedule, however it seems more and more schools will be going to track E.

    Has anyone heard of any shifting around in the gifted or classical schools at this time?

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