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Class Placement Update

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Good morning, HES! 

Thank you to everyone who has been reaching out to our teachers and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week this week.  We miss you all so much, but we all have been feeling the HAWTHORN LOVE!

Even though we are not at school, our staff will begin the process of CLASS PLACEMENT for the 2020-2021 school year.  This is one of our most important tasks to prepare for the upcoming year.  Throughout this process, our goal is to place students in the best possible learning setting for them.  We will try to build classes that are balanced in terms of learning needs and styles, gender, emotional and social development, and academic achievement.

We welcome parent input in this process, as we recognize that parents know their children better than anyone else.  If you would like to offer insight, share your perspective, or express a need on behalf of your child, we invite you to write a letter.  Because it is very difficult to grant requests for specific teachers, we ask that your letter focus on your child’s learning style, significant learning experiences for him/her, and/or the type of teaching style to which your child responds best.  Please do not request a specific teacher.  

We ask that all letters be submitted no later than Friday, May 13, 2020.   We will use the information you provide, along with input from teachers, to place your child in a classroom that will best meet his or her needs. Please submit your information to or

Be well, HES Eagles.

Dr. Martin and Mrs. Hunter