March, 28, 2016

Dear Parents,

It is that time of year again! We will be starting the class placement process for the upcoming school year during the months of April, May and June. The process will include input from your child’s teacher and any other specialist and/or special education teacher that may work with your child. Learning, social-emotional and behavior needs will be the focus of the team conversation during the placement process. We also try to place each child with at least one child that they know. Please know that every effort will be made to ensure that the classes are balanced and meet the needs of the children.

Another component that I include in the placement of students is your input. If you feel that you would like to provide information to us about your child, you are invited to do so on the form emailed to you. Please note that your comments will be shared with teachers after I have read them. Also note that requests for an individual teacher cannot be honored. As described previously, there are many factors we must consider as we move through this process.

I urge any parent to use the form to convey pertinent information about their child. Please understand, however, that I cannot take calls or schedule conferences regarding specific placement requests as this would compromise the hard work of all involved. As always, I can assure you that we are taking these matters seriously and that our work will be deliberate. If you choose to complete the  form (emailed to you) about your child, please return it no later than April 4th, 2016. All forms that will be considered in the process must be in to me by that date.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Kathryn Castonguay, Principal