Four Tips to Help Your Student During the Catholic School Year
As parents, it can be difficult to keep up with your student’s workload while also dealing with your career and other obligations. However, any educator will tell you the importance of parental involvement, especially with younger kids. Today, St. Cecelia Catholic School wants to help you find ways to stay involved with your student during the school year.
Read Syllabi and School Handbooks
The best way to stay informed about what is happening with your student’s school work and school schedule is to read the syllabi and handbooks distributed at the start of each semester. By reading the syllabi, you will know what your student is working on at any given point in the semester, while handbooks will provide you with complete schedules and essential contact information.
Another way to stay up to date during the school year — especially as teachers and staff make changes and adjustments — is to subscribe to parent emails. Many schools offer email newsletters for parents, sharing what is going on at the school on a week-to-week basis. This is an easy way to stay informed about your child’s education and the activities going on at school.
Communicate With Teachers
Whether you have a specific concern or you are just wondering about general information, contacting your child’s teacher directly is a good place to start. Communicating with teachers is very important, especially if you have a student that struggles with studies or behaviors. Staying in contact with teachers can help ensure your student is doing well in school on a day-to-day basis.
Be Active After School
While keeping up with teachers and reading through the school materials are important, the most critical aspect of being involved in your student’s school work is staying active after school has ended. Talk to your student daily about what they are learning in their classes, and help them work through their homework. This will allow you to connect with your student and keep them on the right track.
It’s easy to disconnect with your student’s school work once the school year finally begins. At St. Cecelia Catholic School, we believe that parental involvement is a key component to the success of your student. For more tips, give us a call at (727) 461-1200 or contact us online today.
St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School (SCS) offers an academically challenging and globally minded interdisciplinary education to children in PreK-3 through 8th grade.