2017-2018 Teacher Requests

Dear Mesquite Families,

I strongly believe that classrooms should be balanced, not only with boys and girls, but also with academic abilities. I also respect the fact that parents may have specific requests for a teacher who they believe may be a good match for their child. Please read carefully as to how teacher requests will be accepted.

Teacher requests can be written and brought to the office or emailed to me at samoranod@vailschooldistrict.org between May 8th-May 12th.

Requests will not be marked with the time and date received. Remember that the time and date that the request is received will not determine whether the request is accommodated. Twelve (12) requests will be accepted for each teacher. Students will be randomly selected and placed in classes for any teacher receiving more than 12 requests. Please know that we work hard to honor requests and most requests are accommodated. Per Governing Board policy, administration makes the final decisions regarding class assignments. Conversations about specific teachers at a grade level should be directed to administration. Also, please keep in mind that the teacher list is tentative and not guaranteed. Teachers might move or take other positions prior to the start of school. The tentative teacher list is attached and also posted on the Mesquite website. It is important to have a conversation with your child explaining that a teacher request is not a guarantee. It is a request.

Your child’s 4th Quarter Report Card will be mailed home after the last day of school. We will include a letter stating your child’s teacher for the 2017-2018 school year with the report card. Information regarding registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be posted during the summer through the Gila Monster Weekly and Mesquite Website.

Be sure to mark your calendar for the upcoming dates. Welcome Back Night will be on Thursday, July 13th from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Session 1 will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. and Session 2 will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. The first day of school is July 17th. We have had a very successful year at Mesquite and we could not have had done it without your partnership. Thank you for your continued involvement and support as we end another outstanding year!

Diane Samorano

Click here to see the 2017-2018 Tentative Teacher List