I thought I would try to find out the progression of subjects and learning through this school district. No one seems willing or able to tell me how they plan to educate children through the grades. I’m not looking for specifics, but general things like, “When do they teach writing?” “Do they get textbooks to learn from in 6th-12th”? How much learning is done via computers? No one returns my calls and I can’t get answers. Asking these type of questions on the school PTO Facebook page is considered complaining. Am I expecting too much? Shouldn’t I as a parent know how the school is planning to educate my child?
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I personally do not believe you are asking too much. These questions should have been answerable at parent-teacher conferences or curriculum night or at a separate informational night.
That said, maybe I can help. Regarding curriculum if they are following the Common Core, that's the national standards, so it goes through expected outputs at each age:
Here are the fourth grade Common Core standards, in terms of expected outputs. Note that the common core is not a curriculum, so they don't detail how a school reaches this standards. Depending on the district, that may be leveled learning, lots of homework, all-in project-based learning, whatever.
Regarding the question of "do they get textbooks", that's vague. It probably depends on their schedule. Does the middle school have an informational night? Whom are you asking about textbooks? And anyway--are you worried about print reading, print textbooks, or what in particular? All valid questions, but very different answers.
Another thing to think about is how your questions may be perceived. If you start with "I'm worried that..." or "I'm concerned that..." it is going to come across as basically "I don't trust you and I plan to tell you what I think would be better." If you have to meet goals for 20-30 kids, you just don't have time for that. So when you do get a voice, remember that the better you take the information, the more detail you will get.
Finally, can you reach out to other parents in a non-questioning way? "We're new to public schools and there is so much I don't know. How can I find out more about supporting my child's love for learning and ability to meet standards?" Is one way of putting it. Ask older parents to sit down with you in person! Offer to buy them a coffee. Something to sweeten the deal.
Remember that informing parents is work. They have to pay a full time salary just to deal with people. So your best bet is to make it easy for them.