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Parent Teacher Communication

PARENT TEACHER COMMUNICATION

Recognizing the importance of working together, teachers are encouraged to keep in contact with the parents of their students, and parents are encouraged to contact their children’s teacher when they need to. It is in the best interests of the students if this communication is frequent and forthright. Students benefit most when there is a positive and collaborative relationship between home and school. The homeroom teacher can be of assistance in helping to develop this relationship.

PROFESSIONAL PROTOCOL

Parents sometimes have the need to express a concern or discuss a school-related issue. If an issue or concern is related to a student's homeroom or a subject teacher, the following protocol should be followed:

STEP 1: You make an appointment to meet with the homeroom teacher at a mutually convenient time via a note to the homeroom teacher or by contacting the school secretary. If you believe the issue or concern has not been sufficiently addressed in the meeting with homeroom teacher, you can proceed to the next step.

STEP 2: You make an appointment to meet with the Vice Principal. The issue or concern will be discussed in a pro-active manner. After that if you believe the issue or concern still has not been resolved as your satisfaction, you may then proceed to the next step.

STEP 3: You can contact the school to make an appointment to meet with the Principal.

PARENT EDUCATION

Here at ZIS, it is our belief that educating the whole child entails frequent and honest communication between school and home. We understand that parents may come from a variety of backgrounds with diverse school experiences. At ZIS we realize the importance of parent education. Parents who believe in and support the program and philosophy at ZIS maximize the benefits of their children's learning experiences.

There will be parent information sessions and workshops during the year. We strongly recommend that you attend them as often as possible.

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