Classroom Home Pages
Every homeroom will have a home page. The home pages are linked to the St. Michael School web page. The classroom home page will be used as one method of communicating with parents the individual happenings in a classroom. Items that may be considered for publishing on the classroom home page – daily homework, long term projects, classroom news, upcoming events, etc.
A “Communication Folder” will be sent home with information from the school office and various organizations every two weeks. All items must be approved by the administration. The folder will go home twice a month with the “youngest and only” child from each family.
E-mail can be used to facilitate communication between parents and staff. Staff members will – in most cases – respond to email within 48 hours (unless they are absent from school). E-mail is best used for asking questions with specific factual answers as well as scheduling calls. E-mail will not be used to list homework assignments (use of the academic planner is for this purpose) or submit homework. E-mail should be informative, succinct, and respectful. Care should be given to the tone of e-mail. Phone calls are preferred to solve a problem or to have a complex discussion. If your matter is not resolved by an initial exchange of e-mails, it’s best to call and speak by phone. Urgent messages are still to be handled via phone. Arrangements for a child’s transportation home from school should be made before he/she arrives at school. E-mails or faxes should not be used to communicate a change in a child’s normal method of transportation. Please call the school office prior to 2 p.m. to communicate these changes.
The “St. Michael Messenger” will be used to communicate pertinent school and community news via e-mail every Wednesday. In order to receive the weekly updates via e-mail, recipients must go to the school website and follow the instructions. The Messenger will also be posted on the school website.