Parents and guardians are a child's most influential teachers. Continuous parental involvement in a child's education contributes greatly to academic achievement and a positive school environment.
School Goals for Parent Involvement
To maximize the potential of parent involvement on campus, each school will:
Develop programs and activities that enable parents to actively participate in their child's education.
Help parents develop skills and home environments that support their child's growth as responsible members of society.
Provide parents with techniques and strategies to improve their child's academic success and help learning at home.
Initiate consistent and effective two-way communication between home
and school so parents know when and how to support classroom learning
Provide training to teachers, administrators, and other school staff
that fosters effective and culturally sensitive communication with the
Encourage parents and/or guardians to serve as volunteers in the
school, attend student performances and school meetings, and participate
in site and advisory councils.
WUSD welcomes all volunteers. Whether you are a parent, family member, or friend of a child, the contribution of your time to school events and daily activities always fosters a positive school environment.
Click here for more information on volunteering in our schools.
Tips for helping your child to succeed
There are several things listed below that parents can do that help children succeed in school.
Spend time at school. Interact with teachers and administrators.
Make sure your child gets enough sleep, eats breakfast, wears appropriate clothes, and arrives at school on time.
Make books a part of your child's everyday life. Read to your student or encourage them to read independently.
Inisist that your child treat teachers, administrators, staff, and
other adults with respect. Talk to your student about obeying school
Contact your child's teacher when you have a question, concern, or complaint.
Participate in your school's parent club.
Attend school site council meetings.
Attend parent/teacher conferences.
Review your child's progress reports, school newsletters, and other information sent from the school.
Discuss upcoming tests with your child. Encourage them to do their best.
Reinforce the importance of homework. Talk to your child about turning assignments in on-time.