So, in good news, Toes has been doing really well in her transition to the Preschool side of her daycare. She is so excited to be with the big kids, in a new room, with lots of new activities and (most importantly) recess access to the side of the playground with two slides!
I was eager to get the ball rolling with the Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf, so I went to the school district's website to pull up her e-mail address and phone number so I could call and see when her first visit to the school would be.
Lo and behold, I discovered her name was missing from the staff list. That is definitely not a good sign! I sent an email to the school psychologist, who is responsible for her IEP, asking what happened to Mrs. L and asking if there would be a replacement assigned. It was the first day of school, so I thought an email would be best. Two days later - still no response. So I called and left a voicemail this AM.
Hopefully, they have already identified a replacement and they are just getting him/her on board.
To further compound matters, we found out yesterday that *both* of Erin's preschool teachers are moving on to new positions with other schools. It is pretty common for the school to lose teachers in August. Since they require their teachers to have degrees and teaching certificates, they often lose them to school districts (you know... with pensions and summers off and all the perqs) at the end of the summer. Unfortunately, it looks like the Preschool room was hit the hardest this year.
So, *sigh* it looks like we are in a state of limbo at the moment. Erin is still in preschool and is doing well. That is what matters most. Hopefully her new teachers will be in place soon and we can get this school year off and running!