Parents of children entering the Belmont Public Schools from another school system need to provide:
- documentation of a current physical examination (within the past year),
- documentation of immunizations
- a record of achievement from their last school.
This registration may be accomplished during regular school hours at the elementary school in the district in which the child is residing. Parents of children who are relocating to another school system should bring the name, address and phone number of the new school to the office of the current school, so that student records can be forwarded.
Students' Classroom Assignments
For returning students in grades 1-4 and K students who were fully registered by June, notifications of classroom assignment are usually mailed to parents in mid July. Please alert the school office if your child will not be returning in the fall. Assignments students new to the school are determined on a rolling basis.
Our goal is to create classes that are well-balanced with groups of children who can work together educationally and socially.
In order to make the placement process effective, we provide the opportunity for Parents/Guardians to submit their thoughts on a specific form, due prior to April Vacation each year. As our goal is consistency, we request that the form be the sole form of communication, rather than personal letters or narratives. We also request that Parents/Guardians avoid requesting a teacher by name. The three areas for your input – Goals, Student Learning Style, and any Special Information – give us the most valuable information and help us make the best decisions. Please understand that while we do our best to take these requests into consideration, we cannot make any guarantees. What we can guarantee is that we will do our best to create balanced classes that ensure a highly effective working environment for all Butler School children.
Placement is a very intricate and thoughtful process that elicits input from many people who have in-depth knowledge of students. It is our best thinking that ultimately results in class lists that are designed to benefit all students. Therefore, once assignments have been made, they are considered final. Making a change in one child's placement after the fact can create an adverse "domino effect" that can undermine the carefully planned arrangement of an entire grade.
For any additional questions concerning placement, please feel free to contact the principal.