Dear West Middleton Families:
Later this spring, West Middleton teachers will meet to determine student placements for the 2018-19 school year. Our goal, as a staff, is to develop balanced classrooms of children. We have a wide range of needs and factors to consider, including class size, balance by gender, learning styles, achievement levels, interpersonal dynamics, emotional needs, social needs, and physical needs of our students.
To facilitate this process, a team composed of current grade level teachers, special education teachers, ELL teachers, special area teachers, and I will meet to give input regarding each child’s placement for the following year. The purpose of this collaborative effort is to choose a good class placement for every one of our students.
Parent input is a consideration in this process. If there is anything unique about your child’s needs that our staff wouldn’t already know and you would like us to consider in the placement process, please complete the form on the reverse side. We will consider parent input carefully before making any placement decisions. Please note that we do not process requests for a specific classroom teacher or requests for students to be placed with friends.
If you would like your personal information included in the placement process, please complete the form and return it to the school office by Friday, May 11, 2018. Completion of the form is optional; it’s simply a communication tool for those who wish to use it.