At Swigert we will begin our class placement process for the 2018-2019 school year on Monday, April 30th. All teachers, including Special Education teachers, our Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Interventionists, and English Language Development teacher come together to create balanced and inclusive classrooms. We review student’s academic data, social emotional needs, and friendships before we create next year’s groupings. And then we review them a few more times before finalizing the placements. Please remember that our policy for class requests is that families may only make a request based on a prior relationship with a teacher via a sibling. We will do our best to honor these parent requests, but at times class dynamics or peer groupings may take precedence over previous family relationships. If this is the case, we will reach out to you regarding the inability to meet the request. Please trust your teachers to know your children in an educational setting as well as the social dynamics among students. There are many factors that go into this thoughtful process including the social/emotional and academic considerations for every child. If you have anything that you would like your classroom teacher to consider, that you haven’t already communicated this year, please make sure you do so by April 30th.