Isn’t the Boy Scout motto “Be Prepared” ? I guess I’m a boy scout at heart – always prepared ..
What am I preparing for today? Eden’s next school year …
It is almost Summer Break here in CA – the end of another school year for Eden.
What does that mean?
- NEW SCHOOL
- NEW TEACHERS
- NEW MEDICAL & 504 PLAN
- NEW WORRIES
We have a meeting next week with the school counselor at Eden’s new school – she will be starting 6th grade in August. A new school will come with lots of changes and a new set of things to worry about – things I need to be sure we cover in her 504 plan. A plan I will be working on today and will go over and over so that I don’t miss anything important.
Eden will now have a teacher and different classroom for each subject
MULTIPLE teachers to learn about how to care for her and a stash of sugar in each room
Eden will now have a proper PE class – one where actual intense physical activity will take place on a daily basis.
MUCH HIGHER likelihood of Eden having a low blood sugar episode whilst at school
New routines, lunch schedule and start/finish times
New opportunities for after school activities – athletic programs, clubs, dances and special events
New school and office staff to get to know Eden and myself
New rules about when and where she can test her blood sugar
the list goes on…
The fact is – I need to think ahead and plan for all of these things NOW. We need to have a plan in place BEFORE she steps foot on the campus as a student in August.
Eden’s health, her life, her education and rights as well as my sanity depend on it.