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Parent Guide for Student Success: Starting the new school year

Ask your child:

  • How easy is it to find / get to your classes?
  • How are you feeling about your teachers / classmates?
  • What classes are you most / least excited about?
  • Do you understand how to access / navigate PowerSchool and Schoology?
  • What other online study resources are you aware of and are planning on using?
  • What extra-curricular activities do you plan on getting involved in?


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

  • What’s the best way to communicate with you? (phone, text, email, PowerSchool, other)
  • What questions should I ask my child on a daily basis about your class?
  • If there is a change (positive or negative) in my child’s academics and / or behavior, how will I be notified and what action steps can / will be taken?
  • What resources are available online or in the community that can assist in my child’s academic success?
  • Are there any extra-curricular programs, opportunities, or activities you think my child should take advantage of?


Ask yourself:

  • Does my child clearly understand what my academic goals and expectations are for him/her and do I clearly understand theirs?
  • Is there a homework and study space at home that is appropriate and quiet?
  • Do I understand how to access / navigate PowerSchool and Schoology?
  • Do I know about volunteer opportunities that I can engage / support / get involved in at my child’s school?