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Parent Student Handbook


Parent Student Handbook 2016-2017

STATEMENT OF PARENTAL SUPPORT

We expect that parents, as members of the community, understand and endorse the Mission Statement of the School and are committed to abiding by the policies and procedures stated in the Parent/Student Handbook (download PDF above). We encourage parents to take an active interest in their children’s work and life at School. Positive ways to support your children’s education include: getting to know classmates, teachers, and other parents; engaging in volunteer activities; attending Lower and Middle School parents’ nights and parent conferences; as well as being involved in the Montgomery School Community Association events throughout the year.

We also encourage parents to demonstrate their interest in their children’s education by encouraging their regular and prompt attendance, by asking about their work, and by providing structure and quiet, appropriate places to study. Parents are the most important resource for students. Answering questions, directing students to appropriate learning materials, and providing transportation to libraries can be helpful. However, because teachers need to evaluate students’ work and progress, it is critical that parents encourage independence and refrain from doing students’ assignments. Rather, parents may guide students in their work, suggesting resources and explaining underlying principles. The goal and effect of any assistance should be to enable students to complete their own work.

To ensure an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect, it is also important that parents closely read the Parent/Student Handbook and communicate any concerns or questions to teachers, advisors, or Division Heads as appropriate.In summary, we encourage parents to involve themselves in the life of the School (to offer feedback) and to support us in fostering in our students the values of responsibility, commitment, compassion and kindness.

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