Resolutions for the New Year
It's 2018! Now is a terrific time to sit down with your kids and help them to set some goals for the last 2 quarters of the school year.
1. Know where they are:
- Is your child missing too much school? Are they tardy frequently? Poor attendance habits can make it difficult for students to keep up with their peers. Chronic absence impacts their chances of graduating.
- Are they turning in all assignments and on time?
Grades - Is the current GPA/grade the best that they can do or is there room for improvement?
- Are they having frequent discipline referrals or behavior issues?
You can log into ProgressBook anytime during the school year to see your child's school attendance and progress.
2. Set goals:
Help your child set reasonable goals in each of the areas above. Have them share those goals with their teacher. Post them in a prominent place in the house so that your child sees them every day and find a way to help them track their progress.
3. Identify what their challenges/obstacles might be:
Talk to your child about any attendance, homework, grade, and behavior issues identified. Review their goals and help them to verbalize any challenges and obstacles that might make attaining their goals difficult.
4. Make a plan for improvement:
Help your child develop a plan to overcome their challenges/obstacles. Get their teacher(s) involved and let them know your plans. They are there to help your student succeed. Talk to other parents to get ideas. Be sure to recognize their achievements as they reach their goals.
P/T Conference, Report Card Fair, ProgressBook, email, phone, newsletters, websites, social media, school events... there are lots of ways to stay in touch with your child's school. Reach out today and start a conversation.