July 2014  
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Sullivan's Island Elementary School

Student Placement for the 2014/2015 School Year

Each spring, the SIES faculty members work collaboratively to create classroom groupings that support optimal student growth for the upcoming school year. 

We systematically look at both individual and group needs.  Teachers work with the other teachers on their grade level to create classroom groups of students.   Groupings are reviewed by guidance, gifted and talented, and special education.  Specific teachers are then assigned to each group by the principal. 

FAQs:  Student Classroom Placement at Sullivan’s Island Elementary

Does my child’s current classroom teacher have any input in the placement process? 

Yes.  Your child’s current teacher will look carefully at individual needs and work with the other grade level teachers to provide a strong supportive classroom for your child.  The classroom teachers do not assign specific teachers.

How can parents provide input?  

If there is something that you would like to share about your child’s learning style or learning environment needs, please feel free to share in a hard copy letter.  Put your letter in a sealed envelope and label it “Placement” and turn into the office.  Emails, faxes, etc. will not be accepted.  Specific requests for teachers will not be accepted.

May I request a specific teacher for my child?

No.   Specific teacher requests are not accepted. 

Are classrooms leveled according to academic achievement and ability?

Our classrooms are heterogeneously grouped.  There is a wide range of abilities, personalities, and interests represented   in each classroom.  We also balance boy/girl ratio.

When and how will student placement be shared?

Placement information will be mailed home on August 1, 2014.

Why isn’t student placement shared earlier?

 There are many factors that can and do change over the summer.  Enrollment increase/decrease, reductions in staffing, personnel changes, new students with special education needs, etc.  continue to fluctuate well into July.

School Supply List 2014-2015


Our Vision Statement:

To create inquiry based learners equipped with the skills to explore and contribute as stewards of the Earth and environment.


STEP 1: Please pre-enroll your child using the following link:http://www.ccsdschools.com/choice/Registration.php
STEP 2:  Please bring the following documents to the school's front office:

  • Child's Legal Birth Certificate – we will make a copy.  Your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1 (no exceptions per SC law).
  • South Carolina Certificate of Immunization
  • Notarized Affidavit of Residency
  • 2 proofs of  parent's residency: 
    • #1 copy of mortgage statement, lease agreement or property tax bill AND
    • #2 recent utility bill, car registration, pay stub, or piece of local/state/federal agency mail

STEP 3: 

All residency verification documents must be dated after May 1,2014.

New student registration is due by June 20, 2014

 After completing the enrollment link, you will receive an email with further instructions. Included in your email will be an attachment with lots of information.  Be sure to print it out, read it and be informed. Please call the office if you have any questions (883-3118).  

Registration is NOTcomplete until all steps have been followed.


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