The following is a letter from Principal Bryant regarding teacher requests for next year (2017-2018)…
April 14, 2017
Dear Stoddert Families,
In preparation for another great school year in 2017-2018, I want to clarify our policy regarding classroom/teacher requests.
We are blessed to have wonderful teachers in all of our classrooms at Stoddert. The teachers in each grade level are currently collaborating to develop proposed class lists for SY17/18. As they make those proposed lists, they carefully consider such factors as gender balance, ethnic balance, student learning strengths, and unique personality characteristics – all in an effort to place students in appropriate classrooms.
Our policy will be to abide by those proposed class lists as closely as possible, with few exceptions being made. If you wish to make a specific request regarding your child, please abide by these guidelines:
- First – even though this sounds a little silly – please make sure your child is enrolled for SY17/18. We will not consider any requests for children who are not officially enrolled at Stoddert.
- Second, please make requests about the type of classroom in which you believe your child will be most successful, rather than requests for a specific teacher.
- Finally, we will accept such requests until Friday, May 26.
Thank you for abiding by these guidelines, and for sharing your wonderful children with us.