October 23 Home Communicator-Communication continues to be such a huge piece of success in families, the workplace, among friends and with school as well.

You have often heard me talk about open door policies and having lines of communication open. As a school, we are committed to listening to you as parents, as well as sharing with you what we know in a timely manner.  In the world in which we live today, here are so many ways communication can happen. While these tools can certainly be helpful, there are times a phone call or a face-to-face meeting is most effective.

In just a couple of weeks, the first report cards of the school year will go out, followed just a couple weeks later by parent teacher conferences.  These are a couple of excellent ways for effective communication to take place.  With all the tools we have today, however, there are a few things of which we need to be aware:

  • Make sure not to overreact to any one single grade or event but to have conversation with your child and then monitor.
  • Listen … so often in our tech world it is easy to read, chart, log – but we never listen to what is being said by one another. We often talk in school about the lost art of active listening.  Too often we have our minds made up before we have a chance to hear what is being said.
  • Never let technology take the place of personal conversations. While emails, texts and tweets all have their place, sometimes a face-to-face conversation is still the best.
  • Keep an open mind. Communication is not always about what we want.  Communicating can be one of the many    important pieces of the puzzle.

As always, we are committed to partnering with parents to the best of our ability.  We so appreciate your continued support.

Serving Him together,

Dan Pott, Superintendent