L. J. Hauser Jr. High
65 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
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November First Friday Feature

Posted Nov 6 2015 | Category: Friday Feature

This information was originally posted on November 6, 2015. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

1st fridayNovember 2015

On the first Friday of each month, PTO features a topic of interest to parents. Today, we’re going to highlight the process through which students get teacher help before, after, or during school! Mr. Smit, Assistant Principal, gave us the official word on this, as there have been some changes since last year.

So, what do you do if your child is not understanding the math he’s doing in school or doesn’t “get” the science homework? There is confusion in the parent community about this, so we are using this First Friday Feature to lay out the facts.

Here are the choices for getting help:

  • Your child can make arrangements with his teacher to stay after school that day or a different day for additional help (no entry pass required).
  • Your child can can get a morning pass (aka a “purple pass”) from her teacher, which allows students to enter school at 7:30 am.
  • Your child can also email his teacher (or you can) in the evening to let him/her know that he doesn’t understand the assignment. E-mail is a great tool for communicationwith teachers, but it is not guaranteed that a teacher will respond or view the e-mail the night/afternoon it is sent. It is possible you will receive a response from the teacher that night/afternoon, however teachers will touch base with the student the following day to clear up any confusion or provide extra assistance. 
  • Your child can also obtain a pass from her teacher to come in during advisory for help.

So, in other words, help is available – you just need a pass to get it! Hauser teachers and administrators encourage students to take the initiative on their own to seek help, but, of course, parents are always welcome to communicate with teachers (email is usually the fastest).

Any questions about this should be directed to Mr. Smit in the school office.

Have a great weekend!