May 2017Dear Fox Chase Families,Time is passing very quickly, as you can tell from the ABC Countdown! Before we know it, students and staff will be heading off to their summer activities.The staff of Fox Chase has begun the work involved with planning for the 2017-18 school year. One of the things on the to-do list is the initial sorting of studentsinto class lists for the next school year. This is a lengthy process, continuing well into the summer months. Many factors are considered in this process: academicperformance, placement in academic programs, educational needs, learning styles, behavioral needs, etc. Great thought and consideration are given to the classplacements, and I hope that you are comfortable placing your trust in us to make the decisions.The teachers and staff use assessment information, daily student performance, and informal observations as they evaluate instructional groupings; this results inwell-informed recommendations for the students in their classrooms. If your child has a specific instructional or social need that should be considered as I complete the classroom assignments, please submit a letter to me detailing those needs. I request that parents avoid making specific teacher requests; such requests cannot beguaranteed. Please know that Fox Chase is very lucky to have child-centered, hard-working, and positive teachers who are skilled in teaching students with avariety of educational needs.If you have a kindergartner for the 2017-18 school year and you have not yet registered him/her, please contact the district’s Central Registration office at630.636.2404. While the Fox Chase kindergarten registration date has already passed, parents can schedule an appointment to register. Early registration helps usplan for the year, ensuring that we have the staff and materials available to get everyone off to a good start.If you have any questions, comments, or concerns at any time, please contact Mrs. Budd or me at 630.636.3000.
Mrs. Susan Tiedt,Principal