How Parents Can Help Students

How Parents Can Help Students

Parents can help students be successful in secondary school by doing the following:

  • parent-helpBe 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