How to maintain the stability during relocation?
When our first daughter was 2, my husband took on a 3-year fellowship in Atlanta. We knew we would have the option of returning home after the first year or after the 2-year placement in another city. So, we moved to Atlanta for the first year, then to Portland for the following two years. Obviously, we haven't looked or gone back.
We currently have friends contemplating a relocation to the SF Bay area for work, whereas they are currently unemployed here in Portland. They have found that many public alternative schools are full for the next school year. What to do?
We received an email from an urbanMama, who is facing a temporary relocation to LA and who also encountered lapsed deadlines for schools. Does you have specific tips on schools/neighborhoods in LA? Does you have general tips for maintaining the stability during a relocation?
Just found out a few weeks ago that we are moving from Portland to Los Angeles for a two year stint, while my husband goes to graduate school at the University of Southern California. Is anyone "in the know" about the L.A. school system? I'm scrambling, by way of internet and phone, to find a good kindergarten for my five year old son. We've found a few schools that may be worth looking into, but deadlines have passed and we can't apply anyway, until we actually move there in July. We're likely to live around USC, San Pedro, Lomita, Pasadena, or Culver City, but we're very open.