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1 Back-to-School Night What you can do to help your student find success in class:

2 Tips for Parents All students in my classes are required to carry and use a daily planner: electronic, calendar, or notebook. All students in my classes are required to carry and use a daily planner: electronic, calendar, or notebook. Check planners nightly for homework assignments. It is the student’s responsibility to write them down. Check planners nightly for homework assignments. It is the student’s responsibility to write them down. Encourage students to do work the day it is assigned, so it’s fresh and if problematic, they can seek out assistance before the due date. Encourage students to do work the day it is assigned, so it’s fresh and if problematic, they can seek out assistance before the due date.

3 Talk about school at home and be specific: What are you reading in English? Talk about school at home and be specific: What are you reading in English? Expect and ask for grade updates from class about every 3-4 weeks. “Danger of failure” and quarter grades are mailed at 6 and 10 week intervals. Expect and ask for grade updates from class about every 3-4 weeks. “Danger of failure” and quarter grades are mailed at 6 and 10 week intervals. Help students organize. Create an A-day/B- day system. Put homework assignments in notebooks/backpacks the night before. Help students organize. Create an A-day/B- day system. Put homework assignments in notebooks/backpacks the night before. Create a quiet “homework zone” and establish a nightly time for work—stick to it, if even just to read. Create a quiet “homework zone” and establish a nightly time for work—stick to it, if even just to read.

4 If your student is absent or is going to be absent (planned absence), be sure to take the initiative to find out what will be or is missed. If your student is absent or is going to be absent (planned absence), be sure to take the initiative to find out what will be or is missed. Every missed class in the block schedule is the equivalence of two missed days. Frequent absences are a quick way to fall behind. Every missed class in the block schedule is the equivalence of two missed days. Frequent absences are a quick way to fall behind. Assist your son/daughter in ing for missed assignments due to absence. Assist your son/daughter in ing for missed assignments due to absence. Dealing with Absences

5 If you have a concern or suspect a problem: is the most efficient means of communication: is the most efficient means of communication: If I have a concern, I generally talk to the student, guidance counselor, then parent. If I have a concern, I generally talk to the student, guidance counselor, then parent. If you suspect a problem, I ask parents to please initiate an if grade reports are not enough. If you suspect a problem, I ask parents to please initiate an if grade reports are not enough.

6 What to do (continued) Keep in touch with guidance counselors and attendance office. We try hard to work as a team. Keep in touch with guidance counselors and attendance office. We try hard to work as a team. Involve your son/daughter in planning for success, including meeting with teachers, counselor, and/or others. Involve your son/daughter in planning for success, including meeting with teachers, counselor, and/or others. Use before/after school help sessions. Use before/after school help sessions.


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