A Message from Dr. Marinello

Principal's Message

Northeast Elementary School

Northeast logo                                                  Dr. Shawn Marinello, Principal                                                      sps logo

Mrs. Kathy Lane, Assistant Principal

82 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford CT 06903 -- Phone: (203) 977-4469 Fax: (203) 977-4312


May 3, 2021

Dear Northeast Parents (Grades 1-4),

Over the next couple of months, teachers, support staff, and the administration will begin the process of student placements for the 2021-2022 school year.  An enormous amount of time, energy, thought and discussion goes into the classroom placement assignment of each child.  We strive to create balanced classrooms, while paying close attention to each student’s individual learning needs and style.

As our faculty begins this placement process, we will use the following criteria in creating each class:

  • Each class must have a range of academic abilities
  • Each class must be balanced by gender and race
  • Each class must have students who can work well together, have a variety of personality traits and a range of maturity levels

The faculty will work collaboratively to fulfill these criteria; however, the final decision regarding all placements rests with the administrative team. While we appreciate the trust you extend to us in the placement of your child, we recognize that you may have information about your child or your family that may be helpful in this process.  We invite you to complete the following form: https://forms.gle/e18YyZJmrf9EKB9k6  by Friday, May 28th  containing any information about your child you wish to share (please fill out separate forms for each child that attends Northeast).  Unfortunately, we will be unable to review forms submitted after this date.  Please also keep in mind that requests for specific teacher and friend choices will not be honored. 

Please know that a happy, successful school year for each child is our primary goal.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we begin our preparations for the next school year.


Dr. Shawn Marinello                                                                         Kathy Lane

Principal                                                                                             Assistant Principal