Optional Parent Input (class placements Sept 2023)
April 21, 2023
Dear Summit Heights Parents/Guardians:
The teaching staff and I will be holding placement and promotion meetings for students starting in mid-May. The principles that govern and structure the process involve a consideration of several factors including, but not limited to; academic needs & strengths, social & emotional factors, gender, special education & ESL/ELL needs, students’ abilities/strengths & 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 of students currently in JK to Grade 7 (regular program) and Grade 4 and 5 Gifted. 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 2023.
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 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 me using the following format (do not reply to this email, create a new email following the format below):
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
- If you have more than one child attending SHPS, send a separate email for each child
- Please send your input no later than Friday, May 12, 2023
If your child does not currently attend our school but is enrolled for September, do not include your current teacher’s name (but indicate that your child is new to our school).
Students in Grades 1-8 (regular & gifted) 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 (date TBD), those 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.
Mr. B. Mah
Summit Heights September 2023 Class Model
Gifted Grade 4
Gifted Grade 4/5
Gifted Grade 5/6
Gifted Grade 6