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Reporting on Student Progress
Everyday children are in school, their teachers monitor their progress. They watch for participation in the classroom, interaction with others, look over classwork and homework, and grade assignments and tests.
In Chilliwack School District, teachers abide by Ministry of Education regulations requiring a minimum of five reports per year on each students progress. Three or four of these reports (depending on the school) come home via a written report card.
The report card summarizes the achievements and/or work habits of your child. In parent-student-teacher conferences, the teacher will discuss those results with you, along with other observations of your child's progress. You'll also have the chance to review some of the work your child is doing at school.
In addition to the report card, your child's teacher may choose to communicate with you in a variety of ways: through a telephone call, a note or a meeting.
Meet the teacher nights, parent- teacher interviews and student-led or student-involved conferences are excellent ways to get to know your child's teacher(s).
Here are some questions that you might want to ask during an interview:
During the interview you may also want to share important things about your child. Let the teacher know about your child's interests and about anything that might affect his/her learning at school.
Education is a shared process with the home and school and good communication is an excellent starting point for resolving an unhappy situation. School staffs welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your child's education. If you have a specific concern or question about the education of your child, the following steps will help ensure an effective line of communication.
Step 1: Teacher
The first person to talk to is the classroom teacher. He or she knows your child well, and often concerns are addressed at this level of communication. Please setup an appointment by contacting the school so that your concern can be heard without distractions.
Step 2: Principal
If you need extra assistance with your concern or question, your school principal is there to help you.
Step 3: District Staff
If you still have questions that you feel were not resolved, contact the administration office at 604-792-1321 and ask for the Administrator responsible for your school (the receptionist can provide the name of this contact person). If not solved at this level, it will proceed to the Superintendent.
Step 4: Board of Trustees
If your concern is still unresolved, contact your school trustee.
All of our schools have school-based teams to help your child achieve his or her full educational potential. For more information, please contact our board office at 792-1321.