Caring adults play an important role in each student’s education. Best practice and research indicates that students do best when they receive additional support and guidance from an adult who will make a commitment to routinely.
Each student is unique in their learning needs--and their learning needs may not match our own! For example, does your child do best when learning in a quiet space or does he or she do best when in a space with a little bit of distraction? If students work in their own room, ensuring that they are spending time in the courseware is important. Sometimes, the best space for work is the kitchen or dining room table where students have ready access to an adult.
For parents of students in grades K-8, communication with your student’s teacher is absolutely essential. Don’t forget to reach out to your student’s teacher with any questions or concerns.
The Virtual School will provide an orientation designed to help students navigate Schoology and their individual courses. While teachers do offer navigational help, it may not always be possible for your student’s teacher to meet with your student at the moment they are challenged. Until they are fully familiarized with the routines of navigation, they may need some help from you!
Our philosophy is built upon the idea that healthy relationships provide a necessary component to effective teaching and learning! Your student’s teacher is eager to build a relationship with both your student and with you. Remember to reach out whenever you have questions or concerns or celebrations to share.
Parents who have questions and/or concerns should first contact their student's teacher(s). Parents are encouraged to seek immediate resolution of problems. Prompt action can frequently prevent complications and more serious problems later on.
Parents are encouraged to email the teacher directly for a comment, question, or concern. Teacher contact information and office hours can be found in each course within Schoology.
Parent-teacher conferences are held virtually at the end of the first grading period. Additional meetings to discuss concerns, questions, and student progress may be scheduled at any time during the semester. Parents are encouraged to contact their child's teacher as soon as questions arise. Requests for conferences may also be directed to the assistant principal for coordination with the teacher.