801-395-5650 | 3300 N 975 W Pleasant View, UT 84414

April 13, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As we head into spring, we will begin making preparations for next year’s class placements. Considerable thought and deliberation go into creating individual classes for next year. With the accountability measures implemented under federal and state laws, it is only fair, and certainly vital, for students and teachers, that each class be equal according to skill levels and challenges.   Every effort will be made to create classes composed of personalities, learning styles, abilities, behaviors, girl/boy ratios, as well as special education or other needs that will contribute to the most positive and productive learning environment possible for all students. If we make changes to those classes because of special requests, problems and inequities begin to occur.  

Just as each child is unique, so is each teacher.  An individual experience that one of your children may have had with a teacher can differ drastically from what another one of your children may have with the same teacher.  Our society is made up of many different people with tremendous varieties in personality, behavior and temperament; learning to get along with all kinds of people, making new friends, and accepting challenges and changes is an important part of the personal growth of our students.  Having a wide variety of teachers with different teaching styles and personalities is a benefit to our students and, perhaps, one of the best opportunities you, as parents, have to help prepare your children with the skills they will need to relate to the many people they will interact with in this world.  With few exceptions, every child can learn to appreciate and function with their teacher when we are all working together. Truly, we have an excellent faculty completely committed to giving our students the finest education possible. (See below for tentative faculty assignments for the 2020-2021 school year.)

Keeping the above in mind, if you feel that your child has unique circumstances or educational needs that must be considered as we create next year’s classes, you will need to submit those concerns in the form of an email or letter, no later than May 15, 2019.  Requests received after this date may not be considered. If more information is needed, we may request a face-to-face meeting to clarify your concerns.

Your letter should contain the following:

  1. At the top of the page include your name, your child’s name, the grade they will be entering and your telephone number.
  2. Describe the educational concerns and needs of your child.
  3. If your concern is for more than one child, a separate email/letter should be submitted for each child.

A review and consideration of your concerns will then be made as we put class lists together. Thank you for your understanding and support of this important process.  We appreciate your trust in the faculty of Orchard Springs Elementary and look forward to a successful school year.

Respectfully,

Mrs. Williams, Principal
Orchard Springs Elementary 

Orchard Springs Faculty -  2020/2021

Kindergarten

  • Dawn Jennings
  • Natalee Prince

Third Grade

  • Angie Maag
  • Kelani Maughan

First Grade

  • Windy Bass
  • Heather Blaisdell
  • Breeze Smuin

Fourth Grade

  • Lorianne Hogge
  • Kim Vorwaller

Second Grade

  • Colleen Shuman
  • Tonya Willoughby

Fifth Grade

  • Camie Broad
  • Michelle Gerritsen

Second/Third Split

  • Tricia Neilson

Sixth Grade

  • Deana Davis
  • Brent Ludlow
  • Marcie Jenkins (half day)

Back to top