Parents

As those first responsible for the education of their children, parents have the right to choose a school for them which corresponds to their own convictions. This right is fundamental. As far as possible parents have the duty of choosing schools that will best help them in their task as Christian educators.
-Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2229

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Parent Communication

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.

Communication Folders

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 Communication

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.

School Website

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.

Conferences

  • Parent-teacher conferences are held twice each year. Outside of these times, either teachers or parents may initiate a conference.
  • Parents may contact the school office at any time and request a teacher to return a call after school hours.
  • Please feel free to contact the principal at any time. If the principal is not available at that moment, leave a  message and the call will be returned as soon as possible.