How Parents Can Help Students
Parents can help students be successful in secondary school by doing the following:
- Be aware of your child’s strengths and weaknesses. This will allow you to help your child choose the appropriate courses.
- Closely monitor your child’s attendance. Continue to notify the school should your child be absent from school.
- Communicate with your child’s teachers on a regular basis.
- Closely monitor your child’s progress.
- Report card cycle: – Interim reports are distributed in October and March
- Mid-term reports are distributed in November and April
- Final reports are distributed in February and July
- Parent/teacher interviews are typically held in October and March
- Be aware that your child will typically have four teachers per semester.
- Know who to turn to for answers. Support for students in secondary school includes:
- Student Success Teachers
- Guidance Counsellors
- Special Education Teachers / Educational Assistants
- Vice-Principals and Principals