Late each June, our staff meets to place students in homeroom classes for the upcoming school year. A lot of thought goes into the making of homeroom classes to ensure a balanced classroom. As a team, we discuss:
For these reasons, parent requests for specific teachers, classes or students will not be considered for the 2015-16 School Year. We do realize parents have a wealth of knowledge about their child and parents may want to share some pertinent information about their child. Please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org if there is any information that you would like to share about your child that will help the staff place your child in the best educational environment possible. Please do not indicate any preference to be with any specific teacher, specific homeroom (combined class or straight class) or specific student.We attempt to create balanced classes that are as similar as possible to each other. This has been difficult the last few years due to the number of parent requests for a certain teacher, classroom or to be with certain students. Last year we had 30 separate parental requests that affected 46 students. 46 students represent 21% of our Gr. 1-6 student population. I take full responsibility for granting these parental requests, but in hindsight they were a factor in creating some unbalanced classrooms in the school this year. Parent requests make it difficult to create balanced classes.
Class lists will not be published until the first day of school as student numbers and teacher assignments may change prior to the commencement of the new school year.
I would like to thank you for trusting us in making sound educational decisions in the placement of your child.