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504 Plan for 2011-2012

I must admit....going into this meeting I was scared... I was worried... I was excited... I was NERVOUS! I had sat most of the day on Friday preparing for battle. You see, in September, we are facing Middle School. It's a huge jump from Elementary School to Middle School and I needed to make sure I had all of my ducks in a row for this meeting. We had to review the current 504 Plan that was in place and make the changes for the coming school year.

The meeting consisted of me, our current Guidance Councelor, the Middle School Principal and the Middle School Nurse. I was shaking and I had butterflies. Here we are...starting all over again! New school, new teachers, new friends, new classes and new 504 Plan.

I wasn't sure what to expect going into this meeting. I was told to prepare for it like I did when she was first diagnosed...so I did! And....I didn't need to! Kacey's new principal graduated 2 years ahead of me and he remembered me from when Kayleigh went through the same school. His FIL happens to be diabetic so when I spoke about certain things, he got it! He really did! He looked over the plan that I had written out and he said it was almost TOO detailed but detailed was good. Her new nurse shared with us that there are 4 other diabetics at the school and NONE of them are on a pump. That made me a little nervous but she seemed to "get it" too so I was a little more at ease. I explained that she probably wouldn't see much of Kacey unless she was low or not feeling well. She wouldn't be going to the clinic to test or get insulin since she is very independant with her own care. As we went over the different accomidations that she has in place now, it seemed that most of them she would still need in Middle School and we made a few changes including a cell phone.

I updated the "Going To School" tab at the top of my blog so hopefully that will help some of you that don't have 504 Plans in place. Feel free to copy it if you need to.

After an hour of talking, Kacey came in to meet everyone. She was very excited to find out that she would get her first choice electives. BAND being her first choice! She's been waiting 3 years for that one! She hit it off great with the nurse and I turned to Kacey and said "I explained to Nurse D that you wouldn't be seeing her unless you were low or sick." and her principal laughed and said, "As long as she doesn't see me then we're good!" and Kacey giggled and said, "You won't have to worry about that!" We also all giggled when I asked Kacey what her blood sugar was at lunch that day and she replied, "I was high!" LOL....her principal said we were going to have to be careful saying that in a school setting because someone that doesn't know what we're talking about might think it's something else. Ha! We've had that happen in public before so thats something she's prepared to answer. So all in all.... it was a GREAT experience.

I will admit that I was dreading the whole middle school experience....and I somewhat still am....but knowing that she's going to have a great support team up there makes all the difference in the world! I'm excited for Kacey and the new experiences she is going to have up there.

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