Family Involvement and Communication with Parents
Regular teacher-family communication is important for the development of our children. Welcome Amigos International School believes that families should be supported in making decisions about services that their children may need. The teachers at Welcome Amigos provide information to families about available community resources and assist as requested in helping the family make connections.
Welcome Amigos International School values the time spent talking and interacting with families and developing strong, reciprocal relationships. As the teachers learn from the families’ expertise regarding their child’s interests, approaches to learning, and developmental needs, goals for children’s growth and development can be incorporated into ongoing classroom planning. Families are encouraged to share any concerns, preferences or questions with the teachers or director at any time.
Although in-person daily contact cannot be replaced, the teachers also rely on notes home, emails, phone calls, newsletters, and bulletin boards as alternative means to establish and maintain open, two-way communication. We send out monthly newsletters, pictures of the students, songs introduced in class, and weekly highlights to keep parents informed about what their children are learning at school. In addition, the teachers communicate with families on at least a weekly basis regarding children’s activities and developmental milestones, shared care-giving issues, and other information that affects the well-being of their children.
Family-teacher conferences are held in both the fall and spring semesters, as well as when either party requests. It is our desire to keep every member of the family up to date and involved in this one-of-a-kind education.
It is the policy of the Welcome Amigos Community not to discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, creed, age, marital status, or physical disability in its education programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title VI or VIII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, and the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.