9th Grade - Community A
Mr. Jeffrey Parker, Administrator (Last Names A-I)
Mr. Thomas Childs, Administrator (Last Names J-R)
Ms. Felicia Colbert, Administrator (Last Names S-Z)
How Parents Can Support a Ninth Grader
High school is an important time for students; therefore, parent involvement is critical for student success. Our goal is to ensure that all students graduate from high school prepared to advance in college and/or the workplace. With growing class sizes, budget cuts, and staff reductions, parent partners are needed more than ever!
Characteristics of a Parent Partner
· Instills a commitment to learning in their child
· Monitors their child’s progress on a weekly or bi-weekly basis
· Participates in school events and everyday school life
· Gets information to help his/her child to succeed
· Communicates challenges and concerns to the school
Your concerns are important to us and we need your help in addressing them in a timely manner. E-mail communication is the preferred method of communication for all staff. Classroom concerns are to be first directed to the teacher for a resolution. Parent—teacher conferences are an excellent tools for gathering information, establishing academic goals and plans, and resolving learning challenges. They should be utilized by all parents and should involve the student’s counselor.
At times, a challenge is unique and a resolution is not reached even after meeting with the teacher and the counselor or the challenge is legally urgent. In such cases, communicate the issue to the appropriate assistant principal for administrative support. The Principal has distributed all administrative powers needed to all assistant principals to enforce all school and district policies; therefore, they are the parents' first line of administrative support. Issues that are unresolved by the assistant principal, should be directed to the Principal for review and resolution.