We are in the early stages of planning for the 2017-2018 school year. Part of that planning includes reviewing current homeroom lists in Grades 5-8 and finalizing lists for next year before the end of May. The discussions involve the students’ current teachers, band instructor, school student services team, and administration. Staff will consider many factors when preparing balanced classes. These factors include social mixture, range of academic abilities, gender balance, individual learning styles, student personality and interaction, student behaviour, band/non-band, and class size. The goal of the process is to create the most workable heterogeneous combination of student groups. We ask that you rely on our professional judgment and trust that we will provide your child with a respectful environment that will allow them to continue to learn and grow. Class lists will be posted before the first day of school in September and due to the complex process of placing 80-100 students per grade, requests for changes will not be entertained at that time. Thank you for your understanding.