Children respond more readily to school and home expectations when parents and teachers are partners. Therefore, before the end of the first grading period, all parents will be contacted to schedule a conference with the classroom teacher to discuss student progress, strengths, and weaknesses. Parents are encouraged to also request conferences when a need arises. Teachers are on duty from 7:30 – 2:50 and are not available to conference during the school day unless it is scheduled in advance. Please honor our students’ needs and refrain from interrupting instruction for a “brief conference” in the hall.
COMMUNICATIONIt is critical to each child’s education, growth, and development that staff, students, and parents communicate effectively. Within this handbook are numerous methods to ensure open dialogue between school and home and home and school. At Arcola, our focus will be on communicating student achievement, expectations, and important events in a timely manner to promote a strong partnership between the school and home.