Clear, effective communication with your child’s teachers and others at school can help your child succeed.

Click on a grade level below to find resources to help you have good communication with your child’s school.

Preschool and Kindergarten

Articles

Videos / webinars

Keep in Touch With The School

  • Know what is happening with your child’s education. Stay in contact with your child’s school staff. (Also available in Spanish)
    (2015) Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Parental Information and Resource Center, and Georgia Public Broadcasting

Podcasts

Websites

  • Understood
    The website UNDERSTOOD contains information that may be of interest to families with students who have learning and/or attention issues. They offer many suggestions for Partnering with Your Child’s School.
    (2016)
Elementary School

Articles

Videos / webinars

Podcasts

Websites

  • Understood
    The website UNDERSTOOD contains information that may be of interest to families with students who have learning and/or attention issues. They offer many suggestions for Partnering with Your Child’s School.
    (2016)
Middle School

Articles

  • Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child’s Teacher
    Consider asking one or more of these questions at the beginning of the school year.
    (2016) Terry Heick for Edutopia
  • Parents’ Guide to Student Success: 7th Grade
    National PTA provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of 7th grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy. Tips for communicating with your child’s teachers are included.
    (2011) National PTA
  • Parents’ Guide to Student Success: 8th Grade
    National PTA provides an overview of what your child will learn by the end of 8th grade in mathematics and English language arts/literacy. Tips for communicating with your child’s teachers are included.
    (2011) National PTA
  • When the Teacher Calls
    If your child’s teacher contacts you about a problem, keep in mind that the teacher probably wants your help because you know your child better than anyone else. (Also available in Spanish and Polish)
    (2008) Illinois Early Learning Project

Videos / webinars

Podcasts

Websites

  • Understood
    The website UNDERSTOOD contains information that may be of interest to families with students who have learning and/or attention issues. They offer many suggestions for Partnering with Your Child’s School.
    (2016)
High School

Articles

Videos / webinars

Podcasts

Websites

  • Understood
    The website UNDERSTOOD contains information that may be of interest to families with students who have learning and/or attention issues. They offer many suggestions for Partnering with Your Child’s School.
    (2016)

 

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