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Friday, April 23, 2010

Thank you Blog Families


I want to thank everyone for taking the time to email the School District and Principal. Last count was 136 Emails. The first response was at 9:31 am. I received a call from the School District. I asked them to please put it in writing and this is what I received: 

Dear Ms. Tipton:
 
I greatly appreciate the time that you spent with me this morning to discuss the well-being of your son, Islaam Tipton. Student safety is the top priority in our district, so it is very important for us to work closely with your family.
 
Since our phone conversation on April 14, when the original incident involving Islaam was resolved, additional information has emerged and prompted us to pursue further action:
 
1. Our district is identifying every available 7th grade spot to which Islaam could be transferred.
 
2. Our district is making arrangements for our School Safety Office to conduct additional patrols of the Jefferson area.
 
3. Our district is taking extra steps to keep the perpetrator away from the Jefferson campus.
 
4. Our district is encouraging you to correspond with the Long Beach Police Department about Islaam's case. Although we have a relationship with the City, we believe that it would be advisable for your family to have a direct contact, as well, in case an emergency arises off school grounds. It is a prudent measure to take for the overall well-being of your son.
 
5. If, at any point, you have a question regarding Jefferson, you may contact Principal Lori Clark or Assistant Principal Mark Curran.
 
I am available to assist you throughout the entire process. Please feel free to contact me at any time.
 
Thank You,
Robert
 
Robert Garcia Tagorda
Office of the Superintendent
Long Beach Unified School District


Then Thirty minutes later I received a call with a School Transfer. I am very happy with the New School. It is in a nice neighborhood and far away from the inner city drama. It is located in between my parents house and mine.  School Transportation paperwork will be filed Monday. I would like to thank EVERYONE who participated in the Mass Email to Long Beach Unified School District. I would like to thank EVERYONE who has read, commented, and been with me and my family through this journey. I am still getting to all the emails. I think I will just take a break and finish tomorrow evening when the kids are gone, and just enjoy the day.

And now a few words from Islaam.......


Thank you all the people that helped my mom. I am going to a new school because you helped us. Thank you Miss Princess for helping me when you have your own kids. Thank you Miss Angel for the You Tube video. Your You Tube was good and the kids around here need people like you. Your also very funny Miss Angel. Thank you all the people that helped my mom. I guess I better be really good because you guys dont play around. Bye, Islaam

35 comments:

Angela said...

This brought tears to my eyes! Thank God Islaam can be safe! I hope that he can finish the school year free of fear! Way to go momma bear! :D

MommyLovesStilettos said...

What a cute letter from your son! :) I'm so glad it all worked out :) *HUGS*

Meeko Fabulous said...

That is phenomenal news! That "student safety . . . top priority" line sounds like they pulled it directly from my e-mail!!! LoL!!! :)

KWombles said...

I've been reading, worrying, sending positive wishes your way. So glad to see the school work with you. Yay!

Stephanie said...

YAY!!! So glad Islaam will be safe!

Love the note from him, what a sweet boy!

Brittany Ciara said...

His letter is so cute. :) I'm so glad to see everything work out!! :) Can't wait to hear about his adventures in his new school. May he continue to grow academically. Sending hugs your way. :)

Cathy said...

I just watched Angels video and came over here and read all your posts about this and I was mad and angry and then I read this and started crying. I am so sorry about what happened to your son, but so happy that, with the help of fellow bloggers, you were able to get your son transfered. And then to read the letter from your son, how precious and wonderful.

Loco YaYa said...

Yay for Jane and Islaam!! good job mom! i am so glad that this is going to be settled in a way that benefits Islaam, even if it did take 130 some odd of your nearest and dearest pushing it along. it is the end result that matters...and that is Islaam being safe and you not having to worry.

singedwingangel said...

Woohooo never underestimate the power of some ticked off mama bears.. Islaam hun you NEVER let someone hold you back from doing and being whatever you dream..the very best way to deal with a bully is to rise above them. Succeed far beyond anything they have ever dreamed not to spite them but IN spite of them.. Much love and now ya got me crying..

Tara Todd said...

I AM SO GLAD HE IS SAFE!!!! I will post this update on my blog as well!! Congrats to you! I can't wait to read of his better school life in future posts!!!

From Tracie said...

That is so wonderful!

Islaam, you are a very special boy and you are very welcome! I hope you love your new school and have a wonderful time learning and making friends!

Michelle Pixie said...

I just breathed a little easier. Happy that things turned out for the better! {{{HUGS}}}

Sandra Potter said...

This is WONDERFUL news!!!
I re-posted this blog (from Angela Roy's: MOMMY PR site) and received a great response from members who wanted to help!!!

The power in numbers is amazing!
:)

Homesick Cajun said...

I'm so sorry I missed this one! Had I been home earlier this morning I would have writing like a madwoman! I'm so glad that your son can go to school feeling SAFE, like all kids should be able to do!!

I know this news must take a HUGE weight off of your shoulders!! I'm so happy for the both of you!

Hugs to you both!

*LLUVIA* said...

OH WOW!!! THIS IS AWESOME!! I'm so happy for Islaam! I loved his letter!

He's so sweet!

Tammy said...

I think he is scared of the blogfia! (maybe just a little bit...lol) Such good news Jane! Way to stay strong!

faerwillow said...

~Islaam always remember...HOPE FLOATS...give it a chance and you'll go far...i wish you much fun at your new school and yes you'd better behave : ) Jane i am sending good vibes that only happiness will evolve from this...this is quite a community of friends, i'd say!! always blessings to you and yours~

mintifresh said...

Holy cow! I don't know how I missed all of this! I'm kinda in and out of the bloggy world lately! I am so sorry for what Islaam has been going through and i am glad so many people came to your aid to get him transferred! That's amazing! I hope everything goes well at the new school! He sounds like an awesome kid!

Stephanie said...

Ok so now I'm crying and I'm not a cryer! Before I was mad, now I am relieved and hopeful. We are all so blessed to be a part of such an amazing community so strong and so together for eachother.

Islaam,
You are so welcome! We are all rooting for you, I know that you will do very well and I can't wait to hear how you like your new school! And remember you've got all these mammas here to back you up anytime you need it!

Oka said...

I am excited for your family, I know this will help your son tremendously.

Gen said...

what a blessing! i'm glad the mailing worked! tell your precious boy we're still praying for him!
Gen

MsDarkstar said...

Many years ago, I was the kid who got beat up every day at school. The school told my parents there was nothing they (the school) could do.

I am so happy and relieved that your son can go to a school where he can be safe.

Islaam, remember your friends here on the internet in those times you feel alone. Like angels, only lots louder! Have a wonderful rest of the school year!

purseblogger said...

I am so so so happy! I am so glad to see a positive outcome for your son. His letter is precious. So happy for you both!!

Jane said...

Sorry, I missed a few days....but it looks like a VICTORY!! Yay Jane, so happy for you and Islaam!!

My Momma Drama said...

I'm so glad he's moving to a better school! I saw his story on Tracie's blog and followed it here. It just broke my heart that it happened to him in the first place and then infuriated me that the adults did not take control of this situation when it started. Good luck to you and your son!!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I'm sorry I missed the whole mass email thing. But I am so supportive of it all.

And I'm so glad that it helped and you are getting him moved to a better school! You're awesome!

Stasha said...

I am so happy for you! I thought about you both all day and am so glad to see that the mass email helped so much!

Kmama said...

It brings tears to my eyes to read such a great thing! I am so happy for you all.

alice said...

I don't even have the words to express how happy I am about this. All I can do is shake my head in appreciation of what can happen when 'the village' gets going!

Happy Gramma said...

I am so glad you got the help you needed. I hope Islaam does well!!
I found you on Friday Follow and am now following you.
Please come visit @
www.happyfamilyhappykids.blogspot.com

Mrs4444 said...

Well, good! I hope they're paying for the transportation.

Peterson Family said...

Yay! I am sooooo happy about this! How wonderful! I am sure you were dancing around! (And Islaam, you are right..we take the safety of ALL of our children seriously. And we are rejoicing right along with you and your mom right now!)

Big hugs to you all!

Jane said...

What a difference a new and safer school will make for your son! This is excellent news and so touching to read about the support of so many bloggers!

Lindsay @ Just My Blog said...

I am SO happy that this is working out for you. Islaam is so cute! He knows that the bloggers of the world mean business!

Emmy said...

Loved the letter from your son. And so so happy for you and for him. And what a great lesson for him to learn that there are people that care and want to help.

 

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