Principal’s Corner – Weekly Update

SPRING MAP Testing: Grades 1-5
Should you have any questions related to testing, how we use the data, or your child’s specific testing dates, please just let us know.

Please see the schedule below for our in person and remote learners:
1st Grade – 4/29 & 5/3
2nd Grade – 5/4 & 5/6
3rd Grade – 5/3 & 5/5
4th Grade – 5/3 & 5/5

Remote 1st Grade – 5/4 & 5/6 – 1:00 pm – The Lane
Remote 2nd Grade – 5/4 & 5/6 – 1:00 pm – Madison
Remote 3rd Grade – 5/4 & 5/6 – 9:00 am – Madison
Remote 4th grade – 5/4 & 5/6 – 9:00 am – Oak
Remote 5th Grade – 5/4 & 5/6 – 9:00 am – Madison

Last Call – Parent Input for the 2021-2022 School Year
Believe it or not, this is the time of year that the teachers and principal draft class lists for the upcoming school year. Please know classroom placement is a lengthy process and one into which we put a lot of time and effort. Our grade level teams and specialists (reading specialist, differentiation specialists, resource teachers, and art, music, and PE staff) work together to share input and create class composites conducive to learning. We take into account your child’s academic, social, and emotional needs. Our goal is to create equitable classes in terms of size, instructional supports, gender, etc. and allow for groups of students who can benefit from learning together.

If you have information that you believe we should consider as we begin the process of developing class lists for next school year, please put your thoughts in writing via email (krutan@d181.org) with the subject heading CONFIDENTIAL STUDENT PLACEMENT 2021. Your comments concerning your child’s learning, social emotional characteristics and needs will be taken into consideration as we create class lists of students who can benefit from learning together. We respectfully ask that parents NOT request a specific teacher. If you plan to send an email, please do so no later than today!