Students' Classroom Assignments
For returning students in grades 1-4, notifications of classroom assignment are usually mailed to parents in mid July. The process used to determine class assignments is a fairly complex and time-consuming one which usually begins with staff in early May.
The goal is to create well balanced class groupings which take into account class size, balance of girls/boys, students' needs, academic performance, learning styles, and peer relationships. Teachers from the sending grade level meet together as well as with the principal. Specialists are consulted as the process evolves. Parents/guardians are given the opportunity, by the end of April, to provide information in writing to the principal about their children that they would like to have noted in the course of the placement process. However, this should not include requests for a specific teacher, and the information provided will not necessarily determine class assignment. Final classroom assignment decisions are made by the principal.
Assignments of kindergartners and other students new to the school are determined in mid August, and then mailed to parents/guardians.
For any additional questions concerning placement, please feel free to contact the principal.