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School - Kids

Picking a school

Depending on where you live you will most likely have a school assigned to you.  The schools assigned to your area are public schools which offer grades kindergarten all the way up through high school. Public schools are free and are offered to all.  A few other options available are private schools or even home schooling.  Private schools usually require a tuition fee and vary in price and distance from where you live. Home schooling is where the parent(s) are the teachers at home educating and teaching their children.  Children that are home schooled and decide to change to public or private schools usually will need to test into their appropriate grade.

Here are some questions commonly used when picking a school.

"Are the public schools in this area good?"
"Do the public schools in our area have full day kindergarten?"

Getting to School

When talking about getting to school you are simply talking about the act of 'how' your child will get to the school they are attending.

Here are some questions commonly used when talking about ways to get to school.

"Is there a bus stop near our house?"
"Can I drive my kids to school?"
"Can my kids walk to school?"
"What if we miss the bus in the morning?"

If you are asked any of these questions, here are ways that you could respond or answers you might hear.

"There is a bus stop right around the corner from our neighborhood."
"There are no bus stops close to our neighborhood.  We need to drive to the bus stop."

"Yes, you can drive your kids to school."
"Not sure, you may want to check with the school."

"Kids can walk to school if they live within a close distance from the school."
"Children walking to school need to be accompanied by an adult."

"If you miss the bus it is your responsibility to drive your child to school."
"If you miss the bus maybe you can catch a ride from a neighbor or a friend."

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