I took Jessie to the Jr High to enroll. It was a great experience. The counsellor remembered Wiz, we had some fun laughing at his "activities" there. But she remembered him fondly in spite of them. She asked questions about the health issues, gave me phone numbers to call to get the health plan and the testing set up. The testing will give a baseline - it will NOT change the grade she is in. she is on target based on the state guidelines and what was posted online for the classes, I kept us up. BUT she was worried if she didn't do well on the tests that they wouldn't let her be in the grade with her friends (former classmates from elem school). We then picked out classes. We talked about the options, and worked so that Jessie understood which classes were going to move very fast. These may be a problem for Jessie if she misses for health issues. We picked classes that will challenge her but not put her in a position where she can't possibly manage everything with the absences she will have. Because she WILL miss for migraines and other problems. The office staff was not there when we arrived, but the counsellor got the paperwork for me anyway. When we went to turn it in they were sweet and helpful. As we talked, NO ONE had a problem with thank you being in the hall, quietly flipping around and running in circles, etc..... They let us wander around looking at things (memory lane for me!). Jessie feels very comfortable, and I am more confident that we can handle things. They even have a way I can check her grades anytime I want - along with seeing what all the assignments are! This is so terribly unlike our Middle School where they didn't want parents in the building. They didn't want us to know what the assignments were, or what our kids grades were - in SPITE of direct mandates from the Board of Ed to post assignments on the website and let parents know if a child dropped below a C in any class. The flippin computer automatically gives the teacher a notation she can forward to parents if the grades drop - easier than forwarding an email! So I am glad. We get her schedule on Friday. This is all very amazing, and reassuring. Thanks for all your comfort and support. I am a worrywart!