• WHAT IS A PARENT LIAISON?

     

    A Parent Liaison is a person who works to bridge the communication between school and home by helping parents get the information, help and support they need to ensure their child’s academic and social success at school.

     

     

    PARENT LIAISONS:

     

    · Facilitate parent-school communication.

     

    · Facilitate community agency referrals.

     

    · Encourage parent involvement in the school.

     

    · Foster trust between parents and the educational community.

     

    · Foster higher academic achievement through collaboration with school personnel.

     

     

    HOW CAN THE PARENT LIAISON HELP?

     

    Often, parents feel uncomfortable about sharing their questions or concerns with the teachers or school administration.  Because good communication between home and school is such a vital part of your child’s academic success, as the Parent Liaison I will listen to your concerns and then work with you to make sure that your situation, question or point of view is expressed and understood. 

     

    I will help and support you if you need to find ways to resolve any issues that may be hindering your child’s success in school.  As your Parent Liaison, I want to be sure that you understand what you can do to get involved, keep informed, share information, and help your child do his or her best. The primary role of the Parent Liaison is to empower parents to become active participants in the education of their children.

     

     

    WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE MEET?

     

    · I will provide you with a personal tour of the school and explain the programs and resources available to you and your child.  You do not have to be a new parent to get a school tour.

     

    · I will discuss some of the ways you can get more involved with the school.

     

    · I will answer questions you may have about school rules and regulation.

     

     

    CONFERENCES

     

    · I will help arrange meetings between you and your child’s teachers or the school administration so that important information about your child is shared and understood.

     

    · At your request, I will accompany you to a parent conference or other important meetings at the school to help clarify information about your child or home situation.

     

    · I will help you arrange for an interpreter if you need to communicate in your language.

     

     

    SPECIAL HELP AND SERVICE

     

    · I will find out whom you need to call or where you need to go to get special help or services for your child or your family.

     

    · I will coordinate carpool assistance for your child or your family if and when you want to attend school meetings and activities.