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Elementary Classroom Environment Request Form

Beginning mid-May, we will start to formalize class rosters for next school year.  We do not allow specific teacher requests from parents.  We work hard to ensure students are placed appropriately for success. In the best interest of the children, as well as the teachers and the school climate, each grade level will work with the principal, counselor, special education teachers, etc. to form classes for the 2019-2020 school year. The climate or learning environment of the class is an important element for student success. Factors to be considered by the teachers as classes are formed include, but are not limited to, individual students’ strengths, challenges, work habits, conduct, and special programs. Our intention is to form well-balanced learning communities where all children will succeed.

In the past, parents have shared the desire to choose a specific teacher for their child. Well he/she may have chosen a wonderful teacher (and they all are!), but the group of children in that teachers’ room may not be the best for your child’s personality and needs. Please keep in mind staffing assignments also change from year to year as enrollment fluctuates and campus needs change. Additionally, it would be impossible to honor requests for all 300 plus children.

We understand how precious your children are to you, and we, too, have the best interests of each student of Sioux Central at heart. We do value your thoughts. In an effort to be fair and consistent, we would recommend that if you feel there are certain new facts we need to know about your child, please complete the Classroom Information Sheet describing such needs without requesting a specific teacher. If, for example, your child has specific educational or behavioral needs, describe them for us.  Forms should be returned to the office no later than May 3, 2019.

Please understand that this information will be one of the factors considered as we combine students and teachers in ways that will best assure all a successful and enjoyable 2019-2020 school year. All letters will be shared with your child’s teacher next school year so he/she can better support your child’s educational needs.