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Placement Consideration Information for Incoming Grade 5 Students

May 8


Thursday, May 08, 2014  RssIcon

Dear Parents/Guardians of Current Fourth Grade Students:

The placement of students is one of the most important parts of organizing for the upcoming year.  A considerable amount of time, energy, and thought goes into this complex process.  Many factors are considered, including (but not limited to):

  • Gender
  • Academic needs
  • Learning style
  • Social and emotional development

Our goal is to create classes that are well-balanced and in which children will thrive individually and as a group.

In order to make the placement process effective, we are providing the opportunity for parents/guardians to submit their thoughts by completing the attached form.  In addition to assisting us with placement, communicating your thoughts in this manner will give your child's upcoming teacher a preview of your goals and a sense of your child as a learner.  Please note: the information you submit will be shared with the entire placement team, including the current classroom teacher and the receiving teacher.

 Placement Consideration Form

I know that placement is very important to each family as children make the transition to the middle school.  In order to maintain a consistent collection of this essential placement information, the Placement Consideration Form will be the sole form of communication regarding placement.  Each form will be carefully reviewed and all information will be considered.  Please do not attach or include personal letters or narratives to the Placement Consideration form.  I also ask that parents/guardians avoid requesting a teacher by name.  This is a thoughtful process that will involve many elements and perspectives.  With your help, we will do our best to create balanced classes that ensure a highly effective learning environment for all students at the Chenery Middle School.

We hope that you find this process helpful.  If you have any additional questions regarding placement, please contact me at school, 617-993-5800. 

Sincerely,

Christopher Fleming

Chenery Middle School, Assistant Principal

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