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Parent Input for Student Placement

Dear McCord families,

At the end of each school year, the teachers and principal work together to determine classroom placement for the upcoming school year. As we start planning for next school year, I want to provide you with the opportunity to tell us more about your student. We will devote our time toward creating classroom assignments that ensure balance for optimal teaching and learning. Several important elements will be considered when making class placements including: a) individual factors for each child; b) academic, gender, and social balances among classrooms; c) strengths and styles of individual teachers; d) teacher input and recommendations; e) parent input and recommendations.

If you would like to participate in this process, please complete the “parent input for student placement” form. We have copies of the form in the school office. We will consider parent input carefully before making any placement decisions. Since there are several factors used to determine classroom placement, please do not request a specific teacher. All information provided will be reviewed by the principal and may also be reviewed by other teachers.  Please keep in mind there are several factors to consider when creating classroom assignments.

This form must be submitted by the last day of the 2023-2024 school year which is May 17th, 2024. This will allow time for your placement form to be looked over and for us to make the best placement possible for your child for next school year. Information received after May 17th may not be considered because the placement process will have already begun. Making changes in placement after the process has begun compromises the process and the factors listed above. We will still accept the form as valuable information to share with your child’s upcoming teacher.

Filling out this form is completely voluntary and not required. ALL students will receive the same care and consideration in placement whether or not the form is completed.


Brandie Choate



Download the parent input for student placement form here