I have twin granddaughter, they are in the first grade. Both girls literally love this school, and everyday come home explaining everything they have been taught. What a wonderful transformation to observe!
MEDICAL Center DrMcKinney, TX 75069
We love this school! the teachers and so great and care for each individual student. It is located in the most coveted district of Fairview and Lovejoy school. The school is easily reached from mckinney, Allen, and Fairview. It is a safe gated environment for your kids
We were looking forward to our son attending Good Shepherd since before he was born. Once he hit the minimum age requirement we were so excited to transition him here. Our family began the enrollment process at Good Shepherd six months ago. At that time, we fully disclosed our son’s dairy allergy, his care plan, and other food sensitivities. During the time of registration, the staff expressed no concerns regarding his allergy. Given that the school accepted our deposit and we began planning for his transition to Good Shepherd, our family began the process of discontinuing our current child care arrangements. Less than two weeks before our son was to begin at Good Shepherd, we received notification that based on the Department of Licensing; he would not be able to be admitted to the school because the school would have to be dairy-free. Receiving this information at such a late date caused our family unnecessary stress regarding childcare for our son. Kids of all ages with various food allergies (dairy – wheat – soy – peanut – shellfish - etc) attend daycare and school every day with an epi-pen care plan in place. We have yet to come across any such facility that was required by licensing to be dairy free, wheat free, etc. in order for these children to attend. A dairy-free facility would be a pretty unreasonable accommodation (which we would never and did not ask for) as opposed to following the care plan and doctor note (which was provided to Good Shepherd more than once and misplaced). Of course avoidance of the allergic food is best to minimize risk but naturally not always possible. Based on the several emails and conversations with the staff at Good Shepherd, it became apparent that the school was reluctant to accept our son into the program. The reluctance was evident by: 1) the request that we sign a liability waiver; 2) the assertion that the Licensing Department was requiring that the school become a dairy-free facility; and 3) the initial notification that our admission to the school was being rescinded and our deposit returned. Good Shepherd has also shown that it lacks administrative capacity as evidenced by the last minute notification and several decision reversals.Due to the school’s hesitancy to accept our son and the lack of administrative capacity, our son will not be attending Good Shepherd. Personally, we are deeply saddened by this uncompassionate and frustrating experience – particularly from a Christian entity.