She really loved going to the new school's open house. It was weird, because it almost felt like she was putting on a show for us. As we were approaching the new school, she said excitedly, "I can't wait to go to school here!" It almost seemed a little too enthusiastic. But after we had our talk with her regarding that it's okay to be excited and sad at the same time, she really legitimately seemed excited about going.
What was particularly strange at the open house was that my daughter seemed like one of the more outgoing kids there! I do think she'll adjust and do well there socially.
We're having our IEP today and hoping we'll get appropriate support to help her with the transition to a new school that has higher expectations.
Wish us luck!