Traditional or Year-Round?

Ok, so it has come to my attention that the Menifee School District went to traditional instead of year-round. I am curious how the year-rou...

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Ok, so it has come to my attention that the Menifee School District went to traditional instead of year-round. I am curious how the year-round affected children other than mine.

My child, and many, many of her classmates, had strong feelings about the segregation of the year-round system. Many felt that the children being labeled A, B, C, and D affected how they viewed themselves over their school career. My child spent all of her elementary and middle school years here in Menifee, went on to Paloma, and found that she was still "stuck" with the same group that she had been placed with on the track system. After talking to a number of students from all tracks, they all had the same response. Very few kids "crossed over" from track group to track group.

What was sad was that the kids labeled each other. Whether one was an over achiever or a misfit, a success or a failure, in each other's eyes, were based largely upon the track to which they were assigned in Kindergarten. These views stayed with many, many of the kids all the way through school, until graduation.

I would like to hear Menifee's thoughts on this, as this was a very informal poll, done by me alone.

How did your kids fair?

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