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Old 09-07-2013, 01:12 PM   #11
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Legally speaking the protected classes for discrimination are age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation (sometimes). So legally it is not. He is not being singled out or denied access because of these.

I agree it sucks, and wonder why they have a freshman lunch if there isn't room for all the freshman (???) but its not discrimination.

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Old 09-07-2013, 01:25 PM   #13
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If their rule is you can't pick your classes until you finish summer school, than that's how it is. My son wants to switch one of his classes, but it's full. The end.
yup. We just finished timetable changes at my school on friday. If a kid wanted to change because they a) wanted to be in a class with their friends, b) wanted a different teacher(with no good reason) or c) wanted their spare in block 2 or 7(so they could leave early, come late or get to a job) they were automatically turned away.

If they have an unbalanced timetable(ie, all electives first semester) or they are missing a pre-req or won't have the credits they need to graduate(gr 12 only) then they are called down for a change.
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:31 PM   #14
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I don't think it is discrimination, but I'd see what I could do to get him in the freshman lunch. I think friendships are important and so is being involved in school activities. If he goes into high school at a disadvantage, doesn't get involved, and doesn't make friends I don't think that will be setting him up for success.
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It's not discrimination. It's what would be known as natural consequences. He didn't get good enough grades to move on to high school without needing summer school. As a result, he couldn't get the right classes to allow him to participate in the freshman activities. The only way I would consider it discrimination would be if he had special needs that were not being addressed with an IEP that contributed to his grade problems.


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I don't think it is discrimination, but I'd see what I could do to get him in the freshman lunch. I think friendships are important and so is being involved in school activities. If he goes into high school at a disadvantage, doesn't get involved, and doesn't make friends I don't think that will be setting him up for success.
He has lots of friends. I have called. They won't change him because there isn't any room.
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He has lots of friends. I have called. They won't change him because there isn't any room.
Big bummer but i think it's just part of life. My friends son is part of a 3/4 split class and he misses lunch with the third graders. She was peeved too. But eventually he made friends and now it's no biggie.
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I agree...he will learn to do better next time.

That is odd about picking the classes though. Our 8th graders all do it in their science classes at the same time. If you don't pass, your schedule gets changed later.
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I agree...he will learn to do better next time.

That is odd about picking the classes though. Our 8th graders all do it in their science classes at the same time. If you don't pass, your schedule gets changed later.
Since he was failing 8th grade he wasn't given the opportunity. It seemed strange to me as well.
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It's not discrimination. It's what would be known as natural consequences. He didn't get good enough grades to move on to high school without needing summer school. As a result, he couldn't get the right classes to allow him to participate in the freshman activities. The only way I would consider it discrimination would be if he had special needs that were not being addressed with an IEP that contributed to his grade problems.
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