One of my guiding themes for this school year is to try to involve as many parents in our school as possible. We talk about involving parents, but do our actions really look welcoming to those on the outside? I think both parents and teachers can be somewhat intimidated by each other and the lack of communication is a detriment to the learning environment. When parents are involved, students are more likely to be successful. In order to bring more parents into the school, we are going to have a series of Parents at School Nights this year. Our first occasion will be on Monday, September 26, at 7:00pm in the Fenton English Library. The topic: Using the Internet to Keep Up With Your Student’s Academic Progress. We have been allowing parental access into our student information system for five years now, but I believe we can use this avenue of communication to open more dialogue on the learning activities that occur here on a daily basis. The session will be short and informative. I want parents to know that using the parent portal is more than just looking at student grades. It gives you the information you need to ask questions and inquire about the daily happenings in your student’s school day. If you have the time, come join us. If you do not, keep checking back here and on our Facebook page for our next scheduled Parents at School Night.