Strong school and family partnerships are integral to the academic, social, and emotional well-being of our students. We welcome our parents, guardians, and families to be involved with their child's schools as volunteers, advocates, and partners in education. There are many ways for parents and families to be engaged in a child's learning experience:
- Participate in parent/teacher conferences to learn about your child's academic progress and how you can support learning at home;
- Attend school events when your schedule allows; or
- Ask your child's teachers or school leaders how you can be helpful in the school community!
Parental involvement is a combination of commitment and active participation on the part of parent to the school and to the student. As parents you can ensure that your child receives the benefits from parental involvement by staying up to date on what is happening in the classroom.
Navigating the virtual climate requires powerful partnerships between all stakeholders. At TVA, our teaching and administrative staff recognize the value and commitment of each parent and guardian in ensuring the success of our students in the virtual learning setting. We value these partnerships and pride ourselves on building meaningful relationships in the virtual setting.
At the elementary level, guardians are actively involved in the day-to-day access of content and ensuring students can attend Zoom lessons. Guardians play a vital role in ensuring students have a dedicated time and space to access digital content daily. Students may need support navigating learning platforms, programs and help to submit assignments. Students may require occasional help with unexpected technology hiccups that can occur. For these reasons, it is important that guardians and teachers maintain consistent contact to best support learners.
At the secondary level, guardians serve as education advocates for their students. It is most helpful to check in with your student to calendar out the length of time dedicated to coursework daily to ensure the successful completion of courses by the deadline for the semester. Periodic check-ins with your student to check course progress is vital. Guardians are encouraged to reach out to the course or advisory teacher via email with any outstanding questions or concerns.