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Superintendent’s Advisory Council February 9, 2011.

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1 Superintendent’s Advisory Council February 9, 2011

2  Help your student come to school on time everyday  Establish school routines for getting ready for school in the morning, doing homework, debriefing about school day each after school, and bedtime.  Introduce yourself to your student’s teachers  Review the Student Handbook with your student  Attend Back to School Night, Open House, and Parent-Teacher Conferences  Sign-up for ZANGLE Parent Connect

3  Create a study hour each day for students to do homework or study current concepts  Make reading for at least 30 minutes a daily habit  Take advantage of tutoring opportunities  Review the school’s Website/Newsletter  Monitor Progress Reports and Report Cards  Participate in Parent Committees

4  Encourage your student to join a club or sport  Plan with your student for life after High School  Get to know your student’s Guidance Counselor  Utilize the College and Career Center  Ask questions

5  Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep  Provide a well balanced breakfast every morning or bring your child to school early in order to eat breakfast in the cafeteria  Get your child to school on time  Schedule doctor, dental, and family appointments for after school

6  Maintain a positive attitude  Address your child’s anxiety by ◦ Guiding him/her in steady breathing exercises (10 times breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth slowly) ◦ Guiding him/her in muscle relaxing exercises by tightening for ten seconds all body muscles and then relaxing them; beginning with the face and ending with the toes.  Provide time to relax and unwind after school

7  Encourage your child to do his/her very best on the test by: ◦ Following directions ◦ Using time wisely ◦ Reading every answer ◦ Staying in order in the test and on the answer sheet ◦ Making good guesses ◦ Checking answers

8  Discuss your student’s interests and how those can translate into a career  Encourage your student to take a course in that field  Research what preparation is necessary and where its available  Take the required tests: SAT, ACT, ASVAB  Complete the necessary courses to meet the entrance requirements for training ◦ A-G Requirements ◦ Math Courses  Apply for Schools and Financial Aid

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