As the school year draws to a close, parents often ask about the process used to place children in homerooms for the next school year and whether or not a specific teacher may be requested, we offer the following information.
At the end of the school year, teachers at each grade level meet to develop fall homeroom assignments for current and newly registered students. Consideration is given to learning and teaching styles, achievement, special needs, gender, race, social behavior and any other factors deserving attention. With assistance from our counselor, our administrative team carefully review the teachers’ recommendations. In some cases, changes are made based on information we receive from parents and/or the addition of new children or departure of others moving to different locations. However, believing those who work with students everyday are best qualified to put together homeroom lists, the number of changes is kept as small as possible.
To make the placement process efficient and fair, we ask parents not to request a specific teacher. Parent input describing a particular type of classroom and/or teaching style parents believe would benefit their children are given careful consideration. We also recognize there are legitimate reasons why a particular class may not be appropriate (relative in the group, previous siblings had the same teacher, poor relationships with certain students) and adjustments are made. If you are concerned about a situation similar to one of the examples given or have a matter of personal concern that might affect placement decisions, please share them with us via this link by May 29, 2023.