Family/school partnerships are key for student success, and one of the top ways to build those partnerships is with successful parent-teacher conferences. This is a time for parents/guardians and teachers to share important information, discuss and challenges and form relationships focused on ensuring student success.
Click on the link to view and print the UA guide to great conferences.
We want you to know the safety of our students and staff is always our top priority. Our campus security system allows us to closely monitor who has access to our buildings, but it only works if ALL students, staff and visitors do their part. With that in mind, please remind your children to ALWAYS wear their student I.D. badges to school and to never prop the doors open on campus.
We welcome and depend on family involvement at school, but please remember, if you are visiting either campus, always go to the front office to sign in to the LobbyGuard system. Make sure your visitor sticker is visible at all times. For safety reasons, you must be escorted to your campus destination by a staff member during every visit.
Finally, if you or your students ever see or hear anything suspicious related to a student, our school, or anything else of concern, please report it to administration or the police immediately. It is better to be overcautious than to dismiss something that could potentially lead to tragedy.
School shootings and other high-profile acts of violence can confuse and frighten children. We know our families – and our students – are impacted by the 24-hour coverage on the news, Internet and on social media. We also know it’s hard to talk to our children when this happens, so we are providing these age-appropriate tips from the National Association of School Psychologists. Our school counselors are also available to talk to you or your children if you need additional support.
Use positive language. Avoid telling your child that tests are critical and that s/he must do well. Instead, focus on telling your child s/he is prepared and to just do his or her best. When parents are anxious about assessments, students' anxiety rises.
Use positive language that promotes the importance of the test, but also let them know that you are proud of them when they do their best.
More Than a Score. These tests provide our teachers, administrators and the state with an assessment of a student's ability in the tested area. But families should remember that tests are not a measure of a child's worth, or even a measure of all a child knows about a subject. They're a snapshot, taken at one time on one day. Our students are all much more than a number on a test; that's why we focus on Challenge, Character and Community.