Why Families Matter in Children’s Education
Students whose families are involved in their learning earn better grades, enroll in higher level programs, have higher graduation rates and are more likely to enroll in post-secondary education.
BEYOND THE BAKE SALE:
The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships
by Anne T. Henderson, Karen L. Mapp, et al.
Here are three important things you can do in your child’s education.
1. Visit your child’s classroom and/or attend school events.
If your schedule allows, visit the classroom. Scheduling ahead is a courtesy and preferred so your visit doesn’t conflict with testing. When you arrive at the school, simply sign into the school office and ask to be directed to your child’s classroom.
2. Keep updated on your child’s progress. Regularly check agendas, planners or take-home folders. Middle and High School families can also check their child’s attendance and grades on-line. Ask your school office for information on how to access that.
3. Make sure your child attends school regularly and is on time each day.
There is a link between attendance and achievement. If your child misses school, is late often or is picked up early, instruction time is lost and your child’s grades could suffer.