2020-21 Communication Plan
Proactive parent communication at Island Lake is an important aspect of our work. Our primary goals are to:
- Support family/teacher relationships focused on student growth.
- Provide multiple opportunities for teachers to proactively inform parents of their child’s social, behavioral, and academic performance and progress.
Meet Your Teacher and Early Goal Setting Meetings
Meet Your Teacher and Early Goal Setting Meetings (EGSM) typically take place before the school year starts. This year, with Covid-19, our meets and goal setting meetings were done virtually within the first two weeks of school. Our goal is to meet with every child’s family for an Early Goal Setting Meeting. We’ve listened to parent feedback about our EGSMs and will concentrate our time on getting to know your child during these meetings before the school year starts.
We know families are busy, so we want to respect your time. In 2020/2021, we will host virtual communication nights in the fall and spring. Invitations will be sent by teachers to sign up for a time to meet to discuss progress or review specific plans. Parents can expect routine classroom emails/communication sheets, progress reports, and/or other forms of communication.
If teachers notice a change or concern with a child’s performance or behavior, they will initiate individualized communication with a family. As always, we are open to families reaching out at any time to ask questions and/or share concerns. Although not every family will feel the need to attend multiple face to face meetings, our communication plan offers multiple flexible evening opportunities.