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CLASS LIST PROCESS FOR GRADES 1 - 6

Elementary schools across Westwind School Division will be implementing a new process when creating class lists in grades 1 to 6. As students are placed into a class for the upcoming school year by their current teachers, all of the following are considered and balanced:

  • Overall Academic Strengths
  • Friends at School
  • Conflicts
  • Matching Student Personality/Needs to Teacher Strengths
  • Behaviour
  • Additional Supports needed (for example, IPPs or Educational Assistant in class)
  • Gender

 

It is very complex to find a balance of all of those variables. We value parent input into this process; however, after class lists are completed, a request to move classes, though seemingly small, has compounding effects on the balance of those areas. Therefore, please be aware of the following information:

    • We ask that all parent input happens before class lists are made. If you would like to provide us with information please visit our website and print a parent input page, fill it out and turn it in to our office (Please ring the doorbell at the front door or scan and email it to res@westwind.ab.ca). This form must be turned in by April 30. Late forms will not be considered.
    • Requests made directly to teachers will not be considered. These sorts of requests can put teachers in a professionally compromising position with their colleagues and an awkward position with their community friends.
    • Changes to class lists will not be made after class lists are completed.
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