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Principal Update ~ May 2020

Spring Greetings!

Hello Orchard Hill families! It's hard to believe that another school year is coming to an end! The amount of student growth from September to June is always astounding. The students have grown significantly as readers, writers, mathematicians and scientists. Mr. Van Hise and I are very proud of their accomplishments in all of these areas. Additionally, we have seen them grow socially into responsible young citizens, living up to the pillars of character. Thank you for supporting these important values!

Our second graders enjoyed a "move-up day" visit to Village Elementary School and learned all about their new school from Principal Lacy, Asst. Principal Maccarone and many 3rd grade experts! The Orchard school community will send them off with our traditional clap-off in June. We wish them all the best as they transition to VES.

We welcomed a new group of Kindergarten students and their families to OHES at our orientation on May 17th. Whether new or returning families, we look forward to working together over the next three years and encourage getting involved with our PTA!

As another school year comes to a close we look forward to many end of year celebrations with our students. It's been a fantastic year! We wish all of our students and families a relaxing summer and look forward to welcoming everyone back in September!

Warmest regards,

Mrs. Scotti and Mr. Van Hise

Student Placement Process 2020-2021

As the end of the school year approaches, plans for classroom placements are being made. Building administration will work closely with teachers, supervisors and school counselors to place current Kindergarten through 2nd grade students. We will place all 2nd graders into 3rd grade with the assistance of VES administrators, Ms. Lacy and Mrs. Camuto.

All students will be placed in heterogeneous classes with the best possible teacher match and a positive group of classmates. Any specific academic needs will be taken into consideration first. We cannot honor requests for specific teachers and requests for specific students can present a challenge. However, we will consider input regarding special circumstances or information the school does not already have. Pertinent information shared in previous years must be resubmitted via email and received by June 12th.

Please trust us to make the best placement possible for all children. It is important to us that students have successful academic and developmentally appropriate experiences in school with talented and caring teachers. Final placement information will be available in August.

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