Parent Involvement at the Middle School Level is Crucial
Moving from elementary school to middle school is an adjustment for students and parents alike. There are usually more teachers to get to know, a more complicated schedule to understand, and kids can be embarrassed about parent involvement. But these changes are no reason for parents to stop working with the school. It is just as important as ever for parents to stay involved. Here are ways to do this:
Meet your child's teachers
Introduce yourself as soon as possible instead of waiting until problems arise. New this year- Advisory teachers are making calls to families on a regular basis.
Get to know the guidance counselor
They usually know all the kids in the school and they can keep you up-to-date on your child's performance.
Read about the school
At the beginning of the year, schools often give parents information aboutrules and curriculum. If you didn't receive these materials, ask for them.