Helping Your Child Succeed in School
Our goal in Winton Woods City Schools is to create a partnership of success between home and school to make sure our students achieve at the highest level possible. All parents and care givers are asked to work with their student’s teacher, and other school staff, to create a positive learning environment at home and to actively participate in their child’s education.
Parental involvement predicts a child’s academic success more than any other family characteristic such as parental education, income, family size or marital status. Here are some ways you can be involved in your child’s education and help them be a better student:
Talk to your child about what they are learning at school.
Check and sign your student’s plan book to indicate you are aware of the work assigned. Go through their backpack for additional papers and information.
Check ProgressBook on a regular basis to see how your student is doing in the classroom. ProgressBook provides parents and students in grades 3-12 with continual access to homework assignments, attendance, and grades. It can be accessed through the district’s website homepage at www.wintonwoods.org. A user name and password is required. Call the technology department with questions: 619-2350.
Volunteer in the classroom and at school events.
Check for extra practice work on your school’s webpage under “For Parents and Students” on the left-hand side tabs.
Sign up your child for an extra-curricular activity. There are a variety of clubs and sports offered at each of our buildings. Students who are involved will enjoy school more, make friends, give back to their community, and improve their physical, artistic, and academic skills.
Make attendance a priority for your school’s Open House and Meet the Teacher Night.
Create flash cards for math facts, vocabulary words, history events and dates.
Attend a conference with your child’s teacher(s). Conferences are already part of the school calendar, but they can also be scheduled as needed at a parent’s request.
Attend after-school events throughout the district: sports, plays and musicals, and robotics competitions for various grade levels are just some of what’s offered.
Join the WWC PTA. Meetings are the second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Winton Woods High School library.
Visit your local library and check out a book that your child can read on their own or that the two of you can read together.
Stay in the district. We have found that a students whose families move around are less successful in the classroom.
Students with involved parents—no matter their income or background—are more likely to:
· Earn higher grades and test scores and enroll in higher-level programs.
· Be promoted, pass their classes and earn credits
· Attend school regularly.
· Have better social skills, show improve3d behavior and adapt well to school.
· Graduate and go on to post-secondary education.
By working together we can help your child succeed at school!