April 1, 2015
Dear Parents/Guardians:

The process of determining students’ class assignments for the 2015-2016 school year will begin very soon.  Placement decisions involve a great deal of information and input from a variety of sources.  It is our goal to create classes on each grade level that are heterogeneously balanced to provide an optimal learning environment for all of our students.

It is possible that there will be movement of staff from school to school and/or grade to grade between now and next September.  Therefore, teaching assignments and students’ class placements will not be finalized until late summer.  Your child’s class assignment will be mailed to you in late August.  Class assignments are final, and no changes will be made once placements are determined.

If you wish to provide input to be considered in your child’s class placement, please adhere to the following guidelines:

Requests for a specific teacher will not be considered.
Only first-hand previous experience with a teacher, with one or more of your own children, constitutes grounds for voicing a concern about a teacher. Concerns based upon hearsay or other factors will not be considered.
• Input concerning the way you believe your child learns best is welcome.
• Feel free to describe the type of teacher you feel your child will benefit from.
• All input must be submitted in writing to the principal and must be received no later than Friday, May 1, 2015.

Santapogue Elementary School is fortunate to have a team of outstanding educators whose mission is to provide the best possible learning experience for each child.  You may rest assured that my staff and I will take the utmost care to see that your child is placed in the most appropriate setting for the upcoming school year.


Eleanor M. Levy