Supe's On: Parental engagement has power to propel children to new level of academic success

By: 
Dr. Jarod Larson, BVSD superintendent
Parental engagement and involvement in a child’s education are critical for their success. Research demonstrates that students with an engaged adult in their education perform better academically, have fewer behavioral issues at school, and have much higher graduation rates. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Parent-teacher Conferences will be held “virtually” this fall. Our parents will receive information from their school building to sign-up for a virtual conference time. The Brandon Valley School District Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences will be from 3:30-9:30 p.m. on the following dates:
• Monday, Sept. 28 – Brandon Valley Intermediate School / Middle School
• Tuesday, Sept. 29 - Elementary Buildings / Brandon Valley High School 
 
We strongly encourage all parents and guardians to participate in conferences and be actively engaged in your child’s education. I would like to challenge you to: Connect - Engage - Discuss. Connect with your child’s teacher(s) in a virtual conference. Engage with your child in conversation about what they are learning in class. Discuss what was shared in the virtual conference with your child. Meaningful engagement has the power to propel a child to new levels of academic success.
 
Additional participation strategies engaged adults can utilize to create a home environment that encourages learning may include:• Inquire daily about your child’s school day;
• Assist your child with homework;
• Discuss books or read together.
 
No matter the strategies utilized, communicating the importance of an education to our children is essential. Together, we promote an outstanding educational experience for our kids.
Go Lynx!
 

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