Note from Dr. Cannon
April 15, 2019
Dear Breton Downs Families,
As of April 12, 2019, the East Grand Rapids Public Schools' 2018-2019 District and School Annual Education Reports (AERs) are available on the EGRPS website. You may view the Breton Downs Elementary AER Cover Letter here and Combined Report here. The District AER Cover Letter here and Combined Report here. For those who desire paper copies of the AER Cover Letter and Combined Reports, these will be available to parents and members of the community at the Breton Downs office.
One of our most important tasks is preparing the class lists for next year. I will meet with staff in May to begin student placements for the 2019-2020 school year. To guide us in this important process, we will follow the East Grand Rapids Board of Education Policy #8040:
To the extent possible, students are assigned to specific classes, grade levels and teachers by the building Principal. In making assignments, Principals may consider (with input from teachers and parent(s)/guardian(s) the following factors: (i) individual student needs; (ii) learning styles of students; (iii) teaching styles; (iv) gender ratio; (v) heterogeneous make-up of the class; (vi) class size; and (vii) special education needs.
I am interested in your input. If you wish to contribute information about your child, please use the Student Placement Information Form that is attached here. Please do not request a specific teacher as many factors go into the placement decision and we have yearly changes in teaching assignments.
Return this information to my office no later than Friday, May 3, 2019. Please note that all information received will remain strictly confidential. I look forward to your input.