Planning for 2017-2018 Placement

Dear Parents,

It is time to begin the process for creating new class lists for the 2017-2018 school year.  Creating new class lists is a complex, thoughtful and cooperative process that involves a variety of components and perspectives.  Teachers, guidance, reading and special education staff assist the principal in developing class lists for the new school year.  The placement process is dependent upon factors that work to ensure classrooms work cohesively.  Factors that influence the placement process include:

  • Even Distribution of Boy/Girl
  • Academic Strengths/Needs
  • Organizational/Study Habits
  • Peer Relations
  • Social Strengths/Needs
  • Emotional Strengths/Needs
  • Class Size

Parents are part of the placement process and we want to provide you with an opportunity to share your perspective regarding your child’s academic, social and emotional strengths and needs.   I invite you to complete the Student Information Form.  Please return this student information form to Fox Hill School by Thursday, April 13, 2017.

Please understand a parental request for a specific teacher is not a viable consideration for student placement.   Final placement decisions are the responsibility of the principal and all placement decisions are considered final.  After I review each Student Information Form, the instructional staff and I will collaborate to place your child in a cohesive and balanced classroom that best meets their instructional, social and emotional needs to maximize their learning.

Thank you for supporting this placement process and working in partnership with Fox Hill staff.  Fox Hill Elementary School is exceptionally fortunate to have highly qualified teachers who possess a high level of commitment for teaching and learning.  I am very confident your child’s new school year will be productive, meaningful and enjoyable.

If you have any questions regarding this process, do not hesitate to call me at


Ellen K. Johnson


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