We value the ongoing dialogue throughout the year regarding your child’s social emotional and learning needs, during
Informal Parent /teacher conferences
School Based team meetings
IEP or Behaviour planning meetings
Meetings with other professionals such as our OT/PT/SLP/Counsellor, Psychologist
Through many sessions, collaboration and planning, classes are tentatively created prior to the summer break and revisited in August and September.
take into consideration the following:
Learning Needs- areas for support and enrichment
Learning Environment- eg. multi-age classes allow us to place students to develop new friendships, mentorship /leadership opportunities, teaching style to suit the learner
Social Relationship- good buddies may not make good classmates. We make every effort to consider students being placed with others to benefit the learner and learning environment
Composition- to the best of our ability we consider balance of gender, behaviour, social emotional, learning needs and balance of numbers for multi age class and overall class size.
on all of the above, I encourage parents to only make a class
placement request in situations warranting special consideration.
Your request and rationale will be considered during our class
building process; however, please note that no requests are
1. Your child’s name, current grade and current teacher.
2. The nature of your placement request. Please do not name specific teachers.
3. The special learning, social-emotional, and/or other needs warranting special class placement consideration.
Thank you for your support and trust in the complex process of class building.