Above all, treat teachers with respect. Assume best intentions.
Always go directly to a teacher first with any questions or issues. Teachers appreciate your feedback and want to help. Please only contact the administration once you've contacted the teacher and there are issues and/or concerns that remain unresolved.
Be proactive about communicating. Send a short email if you'd like to have a chat briefly describing the subject matter. Don't write too much as emails can be misconstrued.
Keep in mind that teachers are teaching and caring for all of their students all day. Teachers cannot respond to emails and phone calls during school hours.
By the 3rd grade, encourage your child to respectfully advocate for herself/himself. Ask your child to go back and ask his/her teacher about homework questions, clarifying questions, etc.
Parents and teachers both have the best interests of their children in mind. Communication is the key to staying on the same page and supporting the whole development of each student at our school.