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Parent Guide for Student Success: Keeping my child on track

Ask your child:

  • What classes are you feeling most confident / least confident about?
  • What major projects / assignments / tests do you have coming up and how can I help or support you with them?
  • Are you staying updated on your grades through PowerSchool?
  • Did anything different or unusual occur at school today or this week?
  • What extra-curricular activities are you involved in or plan on getting involved in?


Ask your child’s teachers(s) / counselor:

  • Is my child an active participant in class?
  • Is my child’s reading and math performance at or above grade level?
  • Is my child experiencing any academic or behavioral changes that I need to be aware of?
  • Have there been any major school climate changes (events / victories / tragedies / etc.) I need to be aware of?
  • Are there any major projects / assignments / tests / school events I need to be aware of that I can assist with or support?


Ask yourself?

  • Am I staying up to date on my child’s academic progress via PowerSchool, contact with teacher(s), conversations with child, etc.?
  • Do I know my child’s close friends and acquaintances?
  • Am I engaging / supporting / involved in activities at my child’s school?
  • Am I making sure my child is
    • Getting enough sleep?
    • Making healthy choices?  (i.e. emotionally, physically and socially)
    • Limiting the time they spend watching TV, gaming, or on social media?