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Grade 1-3 Classroom Placement

Families of Students in Grades 1-3, 

Thank you for your patience in the preparation of our class lists. This is an extremely important task and much work has gone into this process over the last four months: 

  • In May when we accepted classroom placement forms from families as per SD6 Policy 5225 
  • In June staff surveyed each student to identify their friends and learning partners. Staff also compiled information for each student on their literacy and numeracy achievement, learning needs, and behavior supports.  
  • In the last weeks of the school year, staff taught mixed groupings to see how students worked with peers from other classes.  
  • All of this information was compiled into a software application to create classes. This application factors in all of the information provided by staff, and includes sociogram analysis to better understand student connection in each new class.  
  • Staff have provided feedback on each iteration of the class lists to create balanced classes that accommodate a wide range of learners, meet the suggestions of staff, and align with requests made by families.  
  • This weekend, I compared all of the classroom placement requests from May with current classroom lists and am happy to share that we have been able to support the vast majority of these requests.  

Class placement emails are scheduled to be sent out Tuesday September 5 between 4:00pm and 6:00pm and welcome emails from teachers will follow soon after. If you have not received an email from the office, please reach out to us at your earliest convenience.

Please have a look at the map of drop-off and pick-up locations to find the meeting location for Wednesday morning and the rest of the 2023-2024 school year: LPES Drop-off Locations Map 2023-2024. If you or your child have any questions on Wednesday morning, there will be staff in reflective vests available to help them find their teacher and classroom. 

The first week is a big transition from summer to school, and from the familiarity of last year's class to a new teacher and class for this year. A few days in this new class will provide the time for your child to settle into their new environment, re-establish connections, and make new ones.   

Please reach out to me if you have any questions, or if there is anything we can do to support a strong start to the 2023-2024 school year. Feel free to contact me by email at: or phone at: 250-427-6628. 


Dan Clark (he/him)  
Lindsay Park Elementary School  
602 Salmo St. Kimberley, BC V1A 2M8  
Phone: 250-427-2255     Cell: 250-427-6628  
Lindsay Park is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Ktunaxa people. I am working to learn with and from the Ktunaxa to care for this land, honour other ways of knowing, and strive for reconciliation.   

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