Primary Supply Lists
Keshequa Primary is committed to the success of all learners and continues to find ways to support students and families on a daily basis. This year you will notice your child's school supply list has been condensed and, aside from a backpack, asks families for materials on a donation-only basis. We recognize the financial and emotional strain that heading back to school can place on families and we aim to take some of that burden away so that families can come back to school energized and excited to learn. Supplies that are needed for students for the school year will be available to all students on the first day of school.
Several steps are taken regarding the placements of students in new classrooms for the coming school year. Parents and their children often times will anxiously await the letter that arrives in the mail, which informs you of who the teacher will be for the coming school year. It is important for us to share with you the process we use to make those determinations. We always ask that parents refrain from making a request for a specific teacher. We cannot accommodate such requests. The teachers and other professionals that work with your child will be meeting with the administration in June to create the new class lists. We do this together as a team. Our goal is to achieve the most appropriate and beneficial placement for all children. Many factors are taken into consideration during placement. These include such things as: gender, academic ability across the content areas, behavior, social and emotional needs, peer relations, special services, medical and physical needs, and learning styles. The process includes the following:
- Placement cards are distributed to classroom teachers in May. The classroom teacher places a variety of student information on the form that assists a placement team in creating the groupings. The form contains information on each student, regarding reading, writing, independence, critical thinking, and more.
- The placement cards are then reviewed by the administration. Numerous staff members, not just classroom teachers, create classes that balance the student needs across the grade level. The placement team divides the students into well-balanced groups.
- Once the well-balanced sections have been finalized, classroom teachers are then randomly assigned to each group.
- Placement letters are generated and sent to families by the beginning of August.