Dear Lyndale Parents/Guardians,
The Lyndale School staff is committed to “…a great teacher in every classroom.” On May 6, 2013, the teachers and I begin to formally develop class lists for next fall, a process we refer to as Classification. The staff recognizes the uniqueness of every child and we strive to provide the most appropriate classroom environment for all students. We recognize that you as the parent/guardian also bring invaluable information to the table. Therefore, we are requesting your input regarding any special needs you would like for the teacher to consider when assigning your child to a classroom.
In the Classification process classroom teachers, resource teachers, specialists and administration work closely to balance classrooms. The teaching staff engages in an intensive process of scrutinizing individual student needs, while simultaneously developing compatible groups of students who will learn and work together. Several factors are considered as we develop class. These factors include learning styles, academic skills, special needs, gender, student temperament, special interests, number, ethnicity, and parental information related to special needs.
Because of the laser-like attention we are giving to creating balanced classrooms, we are no longer allowing parent choice. If you have a specific grade level question, I would be happy to direct you to staff that can provide an answer or clarification. If you have a specific concern and want it to remain confidential, send the concern in writing to” the attention of the Principal” for it to be considered.
Your input is due no later than May 3, 2013 to your student’s classroom teacher. Classroom assignments will be mailed home by mid August 2013.
312 West 34th Street Minneapolis, MN 55408
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