Starting Monday, October 12th, all K12 school districts in Michigan will be required to provide a public notice detailing COVID-affected buildings or locations to the school community in a highly visible location on the school’s website. In addition, direct notification to persons who were in close contact with the infected individuals will need to take place.
Communicating with parents is a challenge. There's the goal of keeping parents informed about what is going on in the classroom as well as the goal of giving them the tools or advice they need to support their children. Creating relationships with parents takes considerable effort and dedication from teachers as well as administrators.
DeSoto County School District's Michelle Cummings is the technology coach you dream of having. Thrilled by a puzzle, she delights in helping teachers find solutions that will work in a real classroom and prove helpful to real students.
“Clear communication is essential, particularly during school interruptions,” states the Louisiana Department of Education’s Guidance on Communicating During School Interruptions. As districts across the state ease into the third and final phase of school reopening,
With changes happening daily in school systems, being proactive in communicating with parents is more important than ever. You’ve likely increased the frequency of your messaging to get everyone on the same page. So why does it feel like the information isn’t getting through?
“Being able to make calls and send messages and have it on record is important,” says Texas teacher Dianna Ramirez. The end of the school year is upon us, and many teachers are being asked to prove
Parent communication was a focus for most districts across the U.S even before the abrupt changes made with the COVID-19 school shutdowns. Everything shifted in the blink of an eye, however, when schools across the country began extending spring break and then delaying return
Katharine Greene, a middle school English teacher from AHLF Junior High School in Searcy, Arkansas is familiar with one historical battle fought by teachers and students across the world: that is the epic battle of homework. Teachers everywhere assign work with optimistic expectations, only to be met the next day with empty hands!
Advice for K-12 Administrators
Educators generally agree that parental involvement is great for students. When parents and schools work together, students have a greater opportunity to excel in both their home and school lives. However, working with parents isn’t always so simple.