Last night was Unpack Your Backpack night at school and we found out that our identical twin boys are being split up in their second grade classes. When we found this out I looked over and saw the tears start flowing down my little boy's face. He tried to fight back the tears but he just couldn't. We tried separating them in 4 year old preschool and it was not a good situation for them. I took the advice of a wonderful, well-meaning teacher who I adore but one of the twins had a hard time being away from his brother. That was the year of "I don't want to go to school, mommy!". We have a new Principal this school year who made a policy of no siblings in the same class. When my husband and I went in to question her the first words out of her mouth were"I'm not changing classes". My husband and I live in the same housing subdivision as the superintendent of schools so we paid him and his lovely wife a visit. He was pretty surprised that the new principal would shut us down without even a discussion on the subject. So now I'm left with what do I do. Do I make a big deal out of this ?(I kind of got the feeling from the superintendent that I could go over the new Principal's head since he gave me her boss's phone number and told me everything would work out fine.) The boys wanted to go to school this morning and my husband and I asked them to give it two days to see if maybe they didn't like it. Their teachers assured me they would let them get together as much as possible.
I called over to the other elementary school in our area and was warmly greeted by the school secretary who let me talk to the Principal there. She couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. If you were in my shoes what would you do?