Good communication between you and your child’s teacher is essential to your child’s progress. Please contact your child’s teacher to clarify any questions or concerns during the school year. Written notes on the children’s progress are given to parents in November and April. Regular parent/teacher conferences are scheduled through the office twice a year, in November and May.
All other conferences should be scheduled directly with the teacher. Please call the school office to leave a message for the teacher and he or she will return your call to set up an appointment. If your child’s teacher has been unable to satisfy your concern, you may request a meeting with the academic dean by calling the office. If you are in need of further assistance you may request a meeting with the Head of School.
School activities, notices and other timely information are published and distributed electronically or sent home in your child’s backpack.
It is essential that ALL RETURNING PARENTS AND NEW PARENTS attend the fall orientation to learn more about your child’s daily routine, ask questions and meet the teachers as well as the parents in your child’s class.
Parents are invited to observe their child at work in the classroom. (Prior to observing, please check in at the main office.) We ask that you sit quietly in the location designated by the teacher. Feel free to take notes and speak softly when spoken to by one of the students. If a student tries to engage you in conversation, please quietly suggest that he or she return to the work in progress. The calm and order of classroom work should be respected.
Arrangements for observations, scheduled from October through the third week in May, are made through the office. No observations are scheduled on the day before a major holiday or the week before or after winter vacation or spring break.