Dear Parents, 

Can you believe that it is almost spring?  This school year has gone by too quickly!  I am so grateful that we have been able to engage with your children face to face this year, and I have enjoyed every second of it.  Thank you so much for your support!  It is evident that FES has the BEST students, parents, and teachers!  I would like to start thinking a little ahead to next year; therefore, I would like to start working on classroom placement options.  

 Many people don’t realize the enormous amount of factors that are considered when creating class assignments for the upcoming school year.  There needs to be a semi-equal distribution of students by gender, achievement levels, and behavioral concerns (and balancing all three of these factors simultaneously is no small feat).  Special considerations must then be made for the placement of English language learners and students with special needs. Often student-teacher personality conflicts are considered, as well as interpersonal conflicts between students who need to be separated from their peers.  Then, just when a near-perfect balance has been achieved, it’s announced that a student is transferring in or out of the school, and more changes have to be made on a weekly basis.  

So, I am asking for your help!

If you have a concern regarding your child’s needs for the 2021-2022 school year please stop by the office and make me aware.  I will have a short form that you can write your concerns on, and they will be kept confidential.  In order to balance classrooms evenly so that all students can reach their highest potential, I will not be taking specific teacher requests.  I will be accepting concerns regarding academic needs, behavioral needs, and/or social needs.  Concerns will be accepted until May 1st.  I greatly appreciate your help in this matter!! 

Bring on the busiest time of the year!! 

  Mrs. Sheriff