Parent-teacher communication can occur through a variety of mechanisms. Communication can take the form of progress reports or report cards, and may include conferences, emails, or phone calls. Parents regularly receive periodic updates about their child's progress throughout the year with mid-term progress reports (four times per year) and report cards (four times per year). Parents may also request a parent-teacher conference, or call or email a teacher.
Mid-Term Progress Reports
Mid-term progress reports, sent out four times per year, provide parents with an update of your child's performance for the first half of the marking period. The progress reports are intended as an initial communication tool between the parent and the teacher. Should concerns arise out of the progress reports, a parent can seek further communication with their child's teacher(s).
Team meetings are encouraged when general concerns arise. Team meetings may be arranged to include all of the child's team teachers. Appointment times can be made in December after receiving first quarter report cards or there are limited appointment times throughout the year. Please contact Marianne White in the guidance office at (914) 273-4250 ext. 204 to schedule an appointment.
Appropriate Use of Email
Email can be an effective method of communication with teachers if you have a specific question or concern. Email can be useful if you would like a brief update about your child regarding recent homework trends or a question about a test or quiz. If you would like a more comprehensive update, please contact your child's guidance counselor for a team meeting.
Teachers welcome high quality communication through email which involves a specific question. This type of email can help communicate progress on homework or assessments and can facilitate student growth. We ask that parents be sensitive to the competing demands on a teacher's time.