As parents you may have pertinent information about your child that you would like considered in the placement process. Examples of information staff find helpful are: “Please separate my twins, Sally and Suzie,” or “Please do not place my son Joey in the same class as Fred as we are neighbors and they are together all the time,” or “My child has only been in the United States one month and needs ELL support”.
Examples of comments that we all agree upon are: “We want a warm, nurturing, caring environment for our child,” “We want our child challenged,” “We want our child in a structured classroom”. We take these comments as a given; it is each teachers responsibility to provide a nurturing, challenging, safe environment for every student. The task for the current year teachers is to develop balanced classrooms based on the knowledge they have about the students, not the teachers at the next grade level.
If you choose to provide specific information regarding your child that the teacher does not have or may be unaware of, please provide a written letter (no e-mail will be accepted) addressed to the Principal at the address below. You can either place in the US mail or drop if off at the school office (if we are open) or drop in the metal mailbox in front of the school in the drop off loop.
Written letters are due by Friday, May 8th, 2020.
Christy Otley, Principal
335 1st Ave SE
Issaquah, Washington 98027
Be reassured that these letters will be kept confidential. Note that we do not accept requests for individual teachers by gender, experience level, or name— they will be returned.