Schools Need To Better Communicate With Parents.

By Jay-lee Sturgeon


Parent-school communication begins at the start of the school year and ends when the student passes on to the next grade. The most crucial factor that aids parents and schools in making connections is the thing they have in common, the student. This communication allows the parents to be informed about their children's day at school, behavior, successes, and failures.

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Benefits for Students:

  • Improved academic achievement
  • Higher level of accountability
  • Boosted confidence
  • Better family relationships
  • Better academic relationships
  • More regular school attendance
  • Better behavioral and social skills
  • Higher graduation rates
  • Better mental health
  • Decreased bullying

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Benefits and Resources for Parents


  • A better understanding of their children’s day
  • Knowing what subjects their child is doing well with
  • Knowing what subjects their child needs help with
  • A build of trust
  • Help the child achieve goals
  • Increases engagement
  • Prevents and resolves problems
  • Promotes team building


  • Read with your children
  • Help with homework
  • Discuss school events
  • Attend functions
  • Volunteer in the classroom

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Benefits and Resources for Teachers

  • Volunteers in the classroom
  • Better focus on the children
  • Trust between teachers and parents
  • Better knowledge of struggling students
  • Positive relationships with students
  • Knowledge of parents’ schedules

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