As we begin the new school year we often try to adopt resolutions of things that we promise to keep over the course of the upcoming year. As we try to do this we sometimes lose sight of the fact that there are policies in place that we should also continue to keep. One of these is the process for parent teacher communication.
Parents often have concerns about the performance of their children in the classroom that require direct interaction. The first line of communication should be with the teacher. This can be done by telephone or e-mail. Teachers will make every attempt to respond to concerns within two business days. If a parent does not hear from a teacher they should then contact the Assistant Principal or Principal of the respective school.
In such communications a clear dispassionate statement by either the parent or the teacher is always the best method of resolving an issue expeditiously.
Issues of a more serious nature may require a conference. Such conferences should be scheduled at a mutually convenient time.
Administrators or school support staff can be made available for such conferences if it is deemed necessary.
Please note the official district policy below (in the PDF attached). By following these protocols we can ensure that the well-being of the student is kept front and center in the process.