OVMS Parents & Guardians ~
At Old Vail Middle School, we allow parents to submit teacher team requests. As a reminder, these are requests only. We will consider them as we are making class placement decisions, but the priority is always balanced classes. We do not allow parents to come in to observe or interview teachers, as that is disruptive to the learning environment. If you would like to discuss your child’s learning style and how that might fit with a particular teacher’s teaching style, we would be happy to meet with you. If you would like to submit a teacher request, it should be in writing by email sent to me at the school or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). You must include the teaching team and why you feel that particular team would be best fit for your child.
Requests will be accepted from May 10 – May 17 only. A tentative list of teachers/teams is included as an attachment with this letter. Please pay particular attention to the ‘specials’ that each team has available. Each grade and team have different ‘specials’ and depending on your child’s team, they may not have the opportunity to participate in a particular ‘special.’ Our vision for our ‘specials’ program is that by the end of their middle school career, your child will have had a good sampling of each of the options.
If you have questions regarding any aspect of the team selection process, do not hesitate to contact the school or me.
Michael C. Fester