School Procedures & Communication

  • Reporting on Student Progress
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Home-School Communication
  • School-Based Teams

Reporting on Student Progress

Every day children are in school their teachers monitor their progress. They watch for participation in the classroom and interaction with others, look over classwork and homework, and grade assignments and tests.

In the Chilliwack School District, teachers abide by Ministry of Education regulations requiring a minimum of five reports per year on each student's 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.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Meet the teacher nights, parent/teacher conferences 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 a Parent/Teacher Conference:

  • Is my child performing up to their ability in the subject?
  • If not, what alternative strategies can be taken to help them at school?
  • Are there any special school supports or programs that might help my child?
  • What are my child's strengths and weaknesses?
  • Does my child get along with other students?
  • How are my child's work habits?
  • What is the best way to contact you during the year about my child's progress?

During the conference 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 their learning at school.

Home - School Communication

Education is a shared process with the home and school, and good communication is an excellent starting point for resolving issues that may arise. School staff welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your child's education. If you have a concern or question about your child's education, the following steps will help ensure an effective line of communication.

Step 1: Teacher
The first person to talk with is the classroom teacher. They know your child well and most concerns can be addressed at this level of communication. Please set up an appointment by contacting the teacher or 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 at your child's school, contact the School District Office at 604-792-1321 and ask for the District Supervisor responsible for the school. The receptionist can provide the name of this contact person. If not solved at this level, your questions will proceed to the Superintendent.

School-Based Teams

All of our schools have school-based teams to help your child achieve their full educational potential. For more information, please contact your school principal.

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