Parent to Teacher Communication

Communication between the home and school is very important in the academic progress of students. We encourage you to maintain close contact with your child’s teachers Please check the agenda each day for information regarding your child and encourage him/her to take responsibility for keeping it up-to-date. The agenda also provides a convenient place to write to the teacher with any concerns or questions you may have. Please make advance arrangements for conferences.

It is very important that you know what is going on with your child at school, even though (s)he is in high school and being held more accountable for personal decisions and actions. Parent-teacher conferences should still be held each semester. (Conferences held with administration for disciplinary reasons do not have the same objectives and are considered separate.) Conferences with teachers should be scheduled either by writing a note to the teacher in the child’s agenda or by calling the Guidance Office. The grade level counselor will assist you in arranging a conference with the chosen teacher(s). The teacher may have appointments before or after yours, so it is important that you arrive on time. Ideally, parents and the student should attend the conference. To make certain all concerns are addressed, all participants are encouraged to bring personal notes relating to the conference issues and to get the facts about a situation before reacting to it. Be positive and remember the best interest of the child is always our main goal.