Communication between teachers and parents is essential. Because we are working as a community to create a secure, nurturing environment for the child’s development, we have much to offer one another through frequent and honest communication. Through email, phone calls, and face-to-face conversations, we seek to build relationships that foster an ongoing dialogue about the child and his development.
Methods of communication , e-mail, and phone calls to the school office. Voicemail is available for calls after hours.
Two official parent/teacher conferences are scheduled during the year to discuss the child’s progress. Parents or teachers may request additional conferences to discuss concerns regarding a child’s development, behavior or other issues. We are always happy to talk with you about your child.
Access to your child’s written records is available through the school office. All school records are kept confidential between the staff and the parents.
Your job as a parent is to be an advocate for your child. Therefore, it is important to address any concerns you may have to the teacher. Be assured that your concerns will be honored. It is inevitable that misunderstandings, mistakes, and conflicts will occur from time to time. When this happens, let us know as soon as possible. Your suggestions and input are of great value to us.
A monthly classroom newsletter will keep you up-to-date on what is happening in the classroom – lessons presented, songs sung, books read. During the month, teachers send photos of the child “in action” to help make learning visible to the parents.
For grievances, the following procedure should be followed:
- If the grievance deals with a school policy, the parent should contact the school head. If the grievance is not solved satisfactorily after discussion, the parent should contact the chair of the board of directors.
- If the grievance deals with the child’s experience in the classroom, the parent should contact the child’s teacher. If the grievance is not solved satisfactorily, the parent should contact the school head.