Student Information for 2016-2017
Elementary Classroom Placement
Optional Parent Form
During the upcoming weeks, teams of teachers and the UAS counselors will begin creating class lists for the 2016-2017 school year. When planning classrooms for next year the homeroom teachers and counselors will divide the children into balanced groups. Class lists will then be posted the day before the first day of school.
Creating well-balanced, heterogeneous classroom groups is our comprehensive goal at UAS. Some, not all, of the more important factors in creating that balance include:
- balanced number of boys and girls
- strong English skills vs. less developed English skills
- a mix of students from varying academic levels
- a good social blend of students
- appropriate schedule of accommodations for special services
- representation from various nationalities
- individual student considerations
We want your child to flourish while attending Universal American School and your input as our partner in education is important. This optional form is where you can provide additional information to assist the Class Placement Team in the class placement of your child for the 2016-2017 school year. If you choose to provide input for the class placement process, please complete this form and submit it to the elementary school office no later than Wednesday, May 4th. The information you provide will be shared with the Classroom Placement Team, which includes the current and future grade level teams, counselors, and administration.
We respectfully ask that parents do not make requests for a specific teacher. As the school grows, teachers shift grade levels, some leave, and new teachers arrive, the best way for you to provide input into the process is via this feedback form. UAS is committed to employing teachers who are well qualified and able to meet the needs of all students enrolled at the school. Requests for a specific teacher will not be considered, as all UAS students should be able to be successful in any one of our classroom communities.
UAS is committed to providing an excellent teaching team and will ensure that your child is placed into a well-balanced classroom. We will take into account the information you provide when placing your child, however the information provided does not guarantee placement in a particular teacher’s classroom.
Thank you for your continued support,
Elementary Assistant Principal
Note: Please return this form to the ES office by Wednesday, May 4th.
Optional Parent Class Placement Form: Word Document
Optional Parent Class Placement Form: PDF Document