We are beginning to plan the school organization for September 2019. It would be appreciated that you advise the office if your family is planning to move out of the St. Michael Academy boundaries or change schools. Thank you!
The process for formulation of class lists for September will begin soon. After we determine class organization each student is individually discussed and placed according to a number of criteria.
Given the parameters in which we have to work as determined by registration numbers and ministry and board directives, our goal is to establish balanced classes, providing effective groups which will benefit all children. Teachers meet to carefully consider learning styles, academic skills, social grouping, special education and ESL needs, behaviour needs, etc. You can surely appreciate that creating the best and most effective groupings is a task requiring careful thought and planning.
At this time, we are uncertain as to which teachers will teach a specific grade. Staffing decisions will not be finalized until the beginning of September.
Accepting parental requests for specific teachers can be restrictive in forming ideal groupings. Requesting placement with an individual teacher is not appropriate.
The teachers who have worked with the children this year know them and will make determinations based on each child’s best interests. If you feel strongly that there are extenuating circumstances not listed above, please submit your request in writing, including the rationale for your request, to Mrs. Fitzpatrick prior to Friday, June 7th, 2019.
Any written requests will be shared with the team of teachers generating class lists, however, this does not guarantee that your request can be honoured.