On the first Friday of each month, PTO features a new topic of interest. Today, we’re going to highlight the process through which students get teacher help before, after, or during school! We spoke with Mrs. Westin, Assistant Principal, to get 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 pass required).
- Your child can can get a morning pass (aka a “purple pass”) from her teacher, which allows students to enter school at 8:15 am (no earlier, unless arranged with the teacher).
- 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. Most teachers check email in the evenings. They will leave a note in the office that it’s OK for your child to enter the school early the next morning (8:15) for help.
- 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 Mrs. Westin in the school office.
Have a great weekend!