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Reminder about Class Building for September 2017

posted Apr 3, 2017, 10:59 AM by Kimberley Phillips   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 11:04 AM ]

Yes, believe it or not we are actually beginning our staffing and class building processes

for next year. One of the most significant tasks we will take on over the next few months is building

our classes for September 2017. This is a process that takes many hours of work reviewing the learning

profiles of our students. Our goal is always to find the best placement for each student and a number of

factors are considered when we are building classes such as:

 Academic achievement  Learning styles  Social groupings  A balance of boys and girls This information, combined with our knowledge of the teaching styles of staff members is utilized to create classes that we hope will permit each student to be successful.

As parents, you know your child from a different point of view and may be able to provide us with additional information about the learning environment you feel would be most suitable for your child, and about the teaching style that is most successful with your child. PLEASE DO NOT request specific teachers. Staffing changes occur continually right up until

September therefore such requests cannot be honoured.

Parents/Guardians are invited to write to Mrs. Phillips stating factors they feel should be considered when

placing their child(ren). We request your input no later than Friday, May 5, 2017. We will not be accepting

any requests after this date. When these requests come in after classes have been built it upsets many

careful decisions that have been made for the entire group. For this reason we will only be considering

requests that are made in writing to the Principal (Mrs. Phillips) prior to the deadline.

Please remember that the school reserves the right to make final placement decisions.


MOVING? If your address has changed recently or will be changing over the summer, please notify Mrs. Tania Spill (spillt@hdsb.ca) as soon as possible.

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