As the school year progresses, we begin to receive questions from parents regarding class placements of children for next year. The placement of children in classes is a process we take very seriously. It involves many staff members including the teachers, reading specialist, counselor, speech therapist, nurse, psychologist and principal.
Parents are asked not to request placement or non-placement in a particular classroom based on what they may have heard about a teacher from other parents. Just as each child is unique, so is each teacher. One person's experience can be very different from another.
Keeping this information in mind, here are the guidelines that we follow to place children in a successful learning environment.
All classes at all grade levels have children with a range of abilities.
Considerations of all educational factors, academic and social, are the primary determinants. The final decision rests with the principal after consideration of staff recommendations.
Parent requests for a child to have a particular teacher are not considered.
Parents who wish to make a statement about their child's academic, behavioral and social needs are invited to do so in writing to the principal. Your comments will be considered as part of our process.
Requests for a child not to have the same teacher as a sibling are usually honored. All such requests must be in writing and will be shared with the teacher.
Requests for a child not to have a particular teacher will be shared with the teacher. No individual response to such requests will be provided.