Army Family Team Building
Supporting Your Child’s Education
Welcome to a New School System
The following questions are designed to serve as a checklist for parents who are new toa school. The answers to these questions will help parents know more about theirchild’s education.
What is the school policy regarding
Communication between the school andparent—the best way to contact child’steacher?
Promotion to the next grade?Enrichmen
t programs — gifted/talented,r opportunities — who to contact?olence?s?provement plan? /student activities?
Dress code? vary widely; some morerestrictive than others?
field trips, sports, after-
ce for activities and
oftwarepackages, computer donation program,Internet access, and monitoring?tutoring?
Health education programs?
Prevention programs — drug, vi
Parent involvement program
School sponsored parent
Health and medication?
The school calendar — holidays, teacherworkdays, special activities?
Before- and after-school care?
Services for children with special needs?
After-school activities? Activity fees —school clubs?Financial assistanschool supplies?Transportation to and from school —buses, bikes, parking, drop-off a
School breakfast and lu
Absence from school?
The Parent Teacher Association?
Non-English speaking assistance?Computers—student access, use, s