March 22, 2019
Dear Current K-4 Parents/Guardians;
Spring is the time of year when we begin planning for next year. Soon we will be meeting as a staff to begin the process of assigning students to classes. Student placement is a complex, collaborative process that the staff and administration take very seriously. We spend a great deal of time carefully thinking about the whole child while we create our classes for the next school year.
Any parent/guardian input should be provided in a written format through this form but know that written input is optional.Placements are made by the professional educators involved with your child and are also informed by your input as a parent/guardian. Our highest priority is to create safe, inclusive, heterogeneous classrooms. It is important that you offer information that is not specific to any particular teacher. Requests for specific teachers will not be considered in the placement process.
In order to facilitate our placement process, we ask that you return your written comments on the form provided to your school’s office by Wednesday, April 10th. Placement Information Forms sent in after this date will not be considered.
Fifth grade families: Middle School placements will be handled at the middle school level, and 5th grade families have already received transition information about each respective middle school. This information is also available on the Coolidge and Parker Middle School websites.
Please understand that once classes are created the decisions are final. We hope that you will continue to support our efforts, trust our judgments as professionals, and encourage your child to look forward to an enjoyable and productive school year.
The Elementary Principal Team
Julia Hendrix, Birch Meadow; Beth Leavitt, Barrows; Lisa Marie Ippolito, Joshua Eaton; Sarah Leveque, J.W. Killam; Joanne King, Wood End
Click here to download a Placement Information Form. Completed forms must be returned to the Birch Meadow School Office by April 10, 2019.