Frequently Asked Questions

 

  1. When will Brooks families know their placements?
  2. When will families who are schools of choice and open enrollment know their placements?
  3. What types of activities will be put in place for students and families to get to know their new school?
  4. When will we know where Brooks teachers will be reassigned?
  5. What if I want to place my child in a different school than the one he/she has been assigned?
  6. What is going to happen to Brooks Elementary?
  7. How many Brooks students are assigned to each of the new buildings?
  8. How many students will be in my child's class?
  9. To which middle school will my child transition?
  10. Are the start and end times going to be the same at my new school as they were at Brooks?
  11. With more students in each building, is my child going to have the same access to technology, art, music and physical education?

 

1. When will Brooks families know their placements?

Letters to each family will be mailed no later than Friday, February 3. If parents request a different placement other than their newly assigned school, families will be notified by Friday, April 7 regarding their request.

 

2. When will families who are schools of choice and open enrolled know their placements?

Letters to each schools of choice and open enrollment family will also be mailed no later than Friday, February 3.  If parents request a different placement other than their newly assigned school, families will be notified by Friday, April 7 regarding their request.

 

3. What types of activities will be put in place for students and families to get to know their new school?

All Brooks families will be invited to a Meet the Principals night in the Brooks Gymnasium on Febuary 28th at 6:00pm. The principals as well as other staff members from Lakewood, Oxbow and Spring Mills will be on hand for this informational session. While the dates have not yet been established, Lakewood, Oxbow and Spring Mills will each be hosting an open house for Brooks families who will be transitioning to their buildings. Brooks families will be notified of those dates through multiple mediums.

 

4. When will we know where Brooks teachers will be reassigned?

Teacher placements are anticipated to occur beginning in the spring. It is likely, however, that they will continue on into the summer. The timing is due to the fact that the school district often receives retirement notifications well into the summer months.

 

5. What if I want to place my child in a different school than the one he/she has been assigned?

Parents will have the option to apply for open enrollment to another school for their child to attend. All requests from Brooks’ parents will be accommodated if space is available in the requested building. All elementary buildings are open to schools of choice and open enrollment in grades K-5 with the exception of Country Oaks which is open in Kindergarten only.  If parents request a different placement other than their newly assigned school, families will be notified by Friday, April 7 regarding their request.

 

6. What is going to happen to the Brooks Elementary?

No decisions have yet been made regarding the use of Brooks.

 

7. How many Brooks students are assigned to each of the new buildings?

The number of students assigned to the new buildings will fluctuate, but as of January 27th, Lakewood Elementary will receive 94 Brooks students, Oxbow Elementary will receive 57 Brooks students and Spring Mills will receive 39 Brooks students.  Keep in mind these numbers do not include current 5th graders at Brooks as they will be moving on to the middle school.  It also does not include new Kindergarten students yet to enroll for the 2017-18 school year.

 

8. How many students will be in my child’s class?

Huron Valley Schools class sizes are limited by its employment contract with instructional staff. The maximum number of students in a kindergarten classroom is 28; in first grade it’s 29; in second grade it’s 30 and in grades 3-5 it’s 31. These are the maximum class sizes and most class sizes are less than these amounts.

 

9. To which middle school will my child transition?

All students who currently attend Brooks and attend either Lakewood, Oxbow or Spring Mills in the future will transition to White Lake Middle School for sixth grade.

 

10. Are the start and end times going to be the same at my new school as they were at Brooks?

Yes. Elementary start and end times are the same in each building.

 

11. With more students in each building, is my child going to have the same access to technology, art, music and physical education?

Yes, students will have access to the same specials they had at Brooks Elementary.