Communication between home and school is vital to your child’s success in the classroom. Parents are informed about school policies, procedures, academics, and events through a variety of channels.
- Monday Communication Folder: Each Monday, your child will bring home a Communication Folder containing information about school and district rules and procedures, behavior expectations, nightly reading, and other essential information. The folder is a weekly communication tool between home and school. Student completed work, behavior notes, newsletters, the reading logs and school-related information is accessed in this folder. The folder will go between home and school each week. The folder is returned to your child’s teacher every Tuesday morning. There is a form provided on the back of the folder for you to sign off stating you have received and reviewed the contents of the weekly folder. Please take the time to review, discuss, and reflect on any completed papers your child brings home
- Conferences: During parent conferences, teachers will discuss your child’s academic and social progress. Please feel free to call the school to schedule a conference with your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns.
- Interim Reports and Report Cards: Interim reports are sent home halfway through each nine weeks and reports are sent home each nine weeks
- Newsletters and Web-based Resources: During the year, parents stay informed through classroom notices and newsletters, principal’s notices, the school and district web site, and the web-based Parent Portal on PowerSchool.
- Volunteers and Chaperones: Teachers plan field trips that are specifically designed to enhance curriculum objectives. Sometimes we will need additional chaperones for a field trip. In order to chaperone, volunteers must have a completed background check on file with Florence School District One and be approved school volunteers to assist. These approved volunteers/chaperones are the only parents who can be officially invited to go on field trips with classes. This procedure applies to all field trips.
- Events such as “Meet Your Teacher,” “Family Fiesta Game Night,” “Math Under the Big Top’’, theme-related projects, Science Fair, parent nights, and celebrations are just some of the ways we will communicate this year.