Building Parent-Teacher Relationships

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Tips & Facts

  • You are the expert on your child. Share your insights about their interests, strengths, and needs with their teachers to help them best connect with your child.

  • Start the school year by asking your child’s teacher what’s expected of your child this year and how you can help at home.

  • Teachers say the best way to know how your child is progressing is to be in regular touch with the teacher. Keep the communication going throughout the school year. (Hint: you don’t have to wait until parent/teacher conferences or report card time).

  • Nearly 9 in 10 parents believe their child is at or above grade level. However, according to national data, just over 1/3 of our students are at grade level. By looking at multiple measures-- including grades, classwork, your own observations, and teacher feedback-- you can get a more complete picture of your child’s progress.

  • Making connections between school and home is critical to a child’s success academically and socially. When parents are involved in their children’s education, their children are likely to do better in school and demonstrate more positive behavior.