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10 Ways to Prepare for the End of the School Year

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Plan Ahead for Next Year's Classes


It's smart to start thinking about the next school year during the spring. Consider how your child has performed this school year and what might help him do even better next year.

Gifted programs
Do you think your child has special talents? Don't miss out! Now's the time to submit parent and teacher referrals for gifted-and-talented programs. An evaluation period may be underway in your school to determine eligibility for programs in the fall.

Requesting a teacher
Right now, schools are deciding where to place teachers. If you want to request a certain teacher next year, speak with your child's current classroom teacher as soon as possible.

Most teachers will ask that you put your preferences in writing and submit them to the principal. Depending on the school, these requests may be honored if at all possible. The name of next year's teacher will typically appear on your child's final report card.

Separating kids
This is also the time to share with your child's current teacher any concerns you may have about separating your child from another student. For example, you might request to have your child placed in a different class from a friend she's too dependent on. Don't hesitate to convey any concerns that you think will contribute to your child's success.

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