CTSD Class Placement Request Letter 2016-2017

CTSD Class Placement Request Letter 2016-2017
Posted on 04/18/2016

SUBJECT:  CTSD Class Placement Request Letter 2016-2017

April 11, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Our staff is making plans for class assignments for the 2016-2017 school year, and we are seeking your input as we begin this process.  This year’s teaching team will be assigning your child to a heterogeneous classroom group for the upcoming school year, as students’ current teachers are in the best position to make the assignment.

Many factors are considered as balanced groups are prepared, including the range of academic abilities, social mixture, gender balance, individual learning styles, student personality and interaction, students benefiting from being together or separated overall student behavior, and class size. The objective of this process is to produce a heterogeneous group of students engineered to become a community of learners, which promotes students who function to the fullest extent of their abilities.

While you certainly have a wealth of information to share about your child, we are only able to accept two types of information from you regarding your child at this time.

1)  If you would prefer a younger sibling not have the same teacher as your older child(ren).  (Please do not request your child be placed with a specific teacher.)

2)  If your child has had a negative history with another child and being in the same class would cause social or academic difficulty, please make us aware of that.  (Please limit this request to only a few names.)

Your input is important!  Although we can only accept these two types of information at this time for the purpose of creating class lists, parents will have the opportunity to share more detailed information with your child’s teaching team in September. Such input is vital to your child’s academic success, and in establishing an effective home/school partnership, and we welcome your continued involvement.

While we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet your specific requests, we will do our best to place your child(ren) in a class where the above issues are addressed.  Thank you in advance for your support and understanding.  

Please use the links below for your child’s CURRENT school to provide information:

SRS:  SRS 16-17 Class Placement Request Form

PMG: PMG 16-17 Class Placement Request Form

RVS: RVS 16-17 Class Placement Request Form

CTMS: CTMS 16-17 Class Placement Request Form

The form must be completed and received by April 20, 2016.

Sincerely,

Melissa Goad, Principal, Spruce Run School

Mary Postma, Principal, Patrick McGaheran School

Sue High, Principal, Round Valley School

Judith Hammond, Principal, Clinton Township Middle School