Important Memo Regarding School Reorganization

Posted September 15, 2021

September 15, 2021

Dear Parents,

As you are aware, classes within the Upper Grand District School Board are tentative for the first two weeks of school.  Schools have built class lists based on tentative organizations.  Changes are sometimes necessary so that our Board remains compliant with Ministry of Education parameters with respect to class size.   Student numbers have changed over the summer at Salem Public School, which has led to the need to make some changes to our classes.

We will be making changes to a number of classes in the school. Our two grade 1/2 classes will become a straight grade 1 and a straight grade 2. The straight grade 4 will become a grade 4/5. Ms. Bibb will teach the straight grade 1 class and Ms. Katsuno will teach the grade 2 class. Mr. Farnworth will teach the grade 4/5 class. Although your child may not be in one of these classes they still may require a change to their homeroom in order for us to balance out classes. Almost all classes from grade 1-6 will be affected by the changes needed this year. Kindergarten classes will not be changing.

While any type of change can be difficult for children, we will make every effort to have this shift occur as soon as possible so that students can settle into their new classes.

If your child is moving to a new teacher you will receive an email or phone call from Ms. Skerritt on Wednesday or Thursday of this week. New classes will begin on Monday, September 20, 2021. On Friday, September 17th children will have a chance to join their new class and get comfortable in their new rooms.

If there are any questions please call the school. Once students are in their new classes we will not be able to make any changes.

We apologise if this causes some temporary concern, however, we hope that you will share our enthusiasm for the opportunity to enhance the experience of all of our students by providing more balanced numbers and classes. Thank you for your support and patience as we get students settled into their new classes.


Natasha Skerritt (Principal)

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