School Wellness Policy
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Parent Involvement Vital to Children’s School Success
Ever wonder why there is so much emphasis on parent involvement today? The reason is simple. Research shows parent involvement makes a big difference in children’s school success.
Here are seven key findings from recent research about the relationship of parent involvement to children’s school success:
Source: Henderson, A. (1994) A New Generation of Evidence: The Family is Crucial to Student Achievement. National Committee for Citizens in Education, Washington, DC.
Help Your Child Strive for Good Attendance
Research shows that the single most important factor contributing to student achievement is school attendance.
A student who is absent from school may be able to copy missed notes. However, other important aspects of the lessons are for lost forever.
Absent students miss out on discussion, raised questions, explanations and much more. Students fall behind and sometimes do not recover.
To support good school attendance:
Parents Can Help if Their Child is Having a Problem in School
If your child is having problems in school, there are ways you can help.
Here are some of them:
Have a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference
Parent-teacher conferences are one of the most important ways you can learn about your child. In these conferences, you can see how well you child is doing. You can meet the teacher face to face so that he/she can understand your child better. You can also ask for suggestions that will make it easier for you and the school to work together throughout the year.
Here are four tips that can help you have a more successful parent-teacher conference.
Make Homework More Fun
Setting a regular homework time is one of the most important ways to help your child use time wisely. Having a regular homework time lets your child know that schoolwork is a priority in your family. It also avoids those “I’ll study after this TV show” arguments. Below are some tips on make homework time more productive.
When Should You Call the Teacher?
If despite your best efforts your child isn’t studying well, it is important to contact the school. As a team, you can work to solve the problem. Here are some signs that it is time to call the teacher:
These “Basics” Make Learning Possible…And They’re Learned at Home
We hear a lot of talk about teaching children basic skills but before kids can learn reading, writing, and arithmetic, they need other basic skills. Here are some important basics your kids need to know and how you can teach these skills at home.
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Notice of Non-Discrimination: Bellflower Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Parents/students who have questions or concerns about the policy can contact Tracy McSparren, Assistant Superintendent, Special Education & Student Support, Title IX and Equity Compliance Officer. (562) 866-9011 ext. 2030.
Aviso de no discriminación: El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Bellflower prohíbe discriminiación, hostigamiento, intimidación, y acoso a base de real a percibido antepasado, edad, color, discapacidad, género, identidad de género, expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza o grupo étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, o asociació con una persona o grupo con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. Padres de familia/estudiantes que tengan preguntas o inquietudes sobre la política pueden comunicarse con Tracy McSparren, Asistente de Superintendente, Educación Especial y Apoyo Estudiantil, Oficial de Titulo IX y Cumplimiento de Equidad (562) 866-9011 Ext. 2030.
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