St. Alphonsus School!
On behalf of the staff at St. Alphonsus School, I extend a whole hearted and warm welcome to the 2014 – 2015 school year! Looking forward, our staff has been diligently working towards making this new school year a wonderful experience for all students. We are very excited to share the variety of learning opportunities we have planned for the students!
In regards to staffing and school enrollment, all District schools are staffed according to a formula that factors in student enrollment and program needs. In September, student enrollment can fluctuate; therefore we are unable to confirm class sizes and placement of students until the final enrollment counts are determined nearer the end of September. Students and parents can expect elementary and junior high classes to shift during the first few weeks of school. Our Area Superintendent has worked closely with our school throughout the staffing process. We will keep you updated if classroom changes occur.
Due to our enrollment, some of our elementary classes will remain combined. Combined grade classes offer a creative learning community where dedicated staff guide and encourage academic excellence. When organizing combined elementary classrooms, several factors determine the placement of students: balance of class size and gender, social maturity, learning styles and group dynamics. In both combined and single graded classes, teachers work closely with students to meet their individual learning needs. We are excited to begin a new year filled with endless learning opportunities!