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Students and Parents

 
‚ÄčIt is Brandon School Division policy that every effort will be made to include parents as partners in their child's education. Parents will be involved in schools in a meaningful and cooperative manner and treated as a key partner in the development of responsible, tolerant and creative citizens.

Parental cooperation with and participation within the school and community enhances everyone's involvement. How well a child does in school is greatly affected by the support the student receives at home and from the community, as well as the example set by the parents. Parents' Responsibilities:
 
  • Provide a positive learning environment at home and encourage their child to do their homework and studies promptly and efficiently.
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  • Ensure that their student is attending school on time and is well prepared, rested, fed and properly dressed for the activities of the day.
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  • Encourage the child's successes and involvement at school and supervise and guide appropriate behaviour at home, en route to school and in school.
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  • Attend parent-teacher conferences, as well as open school meetings, and maintain close contact with the school about attendance, behaviour, progress and achievement. (All schools request parental information regarding days a child is away from school because of illness).
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  • Provide the classroom teacher(s) with relevant information about their child and his or her medical conditions as well as home-life issues and concerns.
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  • Show interest and be concerned about behaviour, progress, involvement and achievement of their child in school.
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  • Learn about education matters and stay informed about what is happening at the school through reading of monthly newsletters, notes from school, as well as visiting the school's website if a computer link is possible.
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  • Encourage, promote and become law-abiding, responsible community members and citizens.
 
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