Parent Input for September class placements
April 28, 2021
Dear Summit Heights Parents/Guardians:
The teaching staff and Principal will be holding placement and promotion meetings for students in late May. The principles that govern and structure the process involve a consideration of several factors including, but not limited to; gender, special education needs, students’ abilities and strengths, students’ needs and learning behavior, and our students’ interaction patterns that enable them to work and learn together productively.
As with past practice, we also welcome input from parents. This optional input should be focused on the unique qualities of your child that we are not aware of.
Please see further below for the approved school model for September 2021. Unlike previous years, there is a possibility of our school model changing by the first day of school due to direction from the TDSB (such as the possibility of a TDSB Virtual School and/or changing enrolment numbers). Therefore, your input should focus more on the learning needs of your child than the actual school model.
Please note, we will not accept requests for specific teachers. Input that makes mention of specific teachers will not be considered during the placement process.
Parent input that follows the above guidelines will be given due consideration, but final decisions about class placement will be based on all of the factors listed above, and therefore might not entirely align with the submitted input.
If you wish to provide input regarding your child, please email the Principal using the following format:
Subject: Input for CHILD’s FULL NAME, Current Grade, Current Teacher’s Name
- To promote equity in this process, please limit your input to 350 words or less.
- Please send your input no later than Monday, May 17th, 2021
Students in Grades 1-8 will be informed of their class placement on the first day of school in September. JK/SK students will be informed during their open house in late August/early September (any who miss the open house will be informed on the first day of school). We will communicate further details about the first day of school routines later.
Thank you for your partnership.
Mr. B. Mah
Summit Heights PS
Approved School Model for Sept. 2021
* Please note, our school model may change in September due to further direction from the TDSB (such as the possibility of a virtual school and changing enrolment numbers).
Bolded font denotes Gifted classes