Helpful Links

As a parent, you are important to us!  Here are links to information you may find helpful:

 

Tips for a Good Meeting with a Teacher

If you have questions or concerns about your child, their progress, or a classroom/school situation, we encourage you to contact your child’s teacher or the principal.  Here are a few tips:

  1. Make an appointment to meet with the teacher outside of regular school hours. The teacher has a responsibility to be teaching or supervising students and therefore will be restricted in the amount of time they will be able to meet with you.
  2. If you are angry or upset about the issue, wait until you have calmed down. “Strike while the iron is hot” may make you feel better at the time by getting it off your chest, but could also cause more damage and make the situation worse.
  3. Come with a positive attitude to help make our school a better place by working with the teacher.
  4. Try to treat the other person the way you would like to be treated under similar circumstances. Don’t accuse.
  5. Be reasonable in your approach and expectations.
  6. Try to see the other person’s point of view. Listen to them and try to understand, taking time to walk in the other person’s perspective on the issue, and present new solutions.
  7. Avoid the use of over generalizations like ”always” or “never” since they are seldom true.