In the next few weeks, we will begin the student placement process for the 2015-2016 school
year. Our goal is to have twenty-one, well-balanced, heterogeneous classrooms. To do so, we
must have both a micro view (focus on the individual learner) and macro view (focus on the
It is a lengthy and time-consuming process as we consider and weigh a number of factors
before placing each child. In general, students who have older siblings tend to get placed with
their sibling’s former teacher, but this does not always happen. Other considerations such
as scheduling for special needs, however, may take precedence. While your child’s present
teacher is directly involved in the placement, she/he is not allowed to make recommendations
to parents for a specific teacher. We consider social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral
growth as well as special needs of all of our learners.
While we cannot accept requests for specific teachers, we welcome any information you would
like to share about your child’s learning style. At Academy, we value your knowledge of your
child and we respect that you may have thoughts about which type of classroom environment
he or she would best be suited. If you would like to give input about your child for this process,
please do so in writing, including email, to me on or before Monday, April 13, 2015.
Community Night RescheduledCommunity Night is canceled for this evening. Rescheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, December 11. Same time, 5-7pm. Spread the word to other Academy families about the change, and see you tomorrow for butter braid pick-up, Book Fair extended hours, and open gym.
Posted Dec 10, 2014, 6:35 AM by Eileen Parks