Families play a critical role in the success of their students At the start of the school year, families answer questions about their student and their family within the Student Learning Plan “About Me” section. The Parent/Family Collaborative Questions allow schools to learn from the family’s knowledge of their student – how their student learns best, what are their student’s interests, and the parents’ hopes and dreams for the student.
Parents participate in conversations with their student’s teachers, like during parent-teacher conferences, where they refer to the SLP to reflect on how the student has grown throughout the year, discuss opportunities available to students, and share updates about the student.
Parents can reinforce what is taught in school by partnering with their teachers to help students achieve and stay on track. Setting up daily routines, providing a place to study, and talking to their students daily about school are key strategies