Communication is key
Throughout the year, parent/guardian concerns and questions arise about classroom incidents, homework, etc. Your first contact should be with your child’s teacher. If a satisfactory resolution cannot be obtained, a parent/guardian-principal-teacher conference may be arranged if necessary. Our staff welcomes open and regular communication with parents/guardians on an ongoing basis.
Communication is an essential part of the educational program. We feel it is very important for parents/guardians to keep in close contact with the child’s teacher concerning student progress. Please do not hesitate to keep us aware of events that may be impacting your child’s educational experience.
The Principal’s updates are sent home with updated information along with a calendar of events. Information relative to our PTO will also be directed to you throughout the year. You can also obtain information from the Penn- Delco School District’s web site at www.pdsd.org, as well as from the individual Teachers’ Web Pages. Information to parents/guardians is also sent via bulk emails. Please be sure to contact the school with updated email addresses and phone numbers as these tend to change frequently for some.
When in need for a meeting with our staff, please be sure to call ahead to schedule a conference so that a convenient time for all can be established. If you would like to speak to a teacher on the phone, please call the office to leave a voice mail message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible, no later than the end of the next school day.
When a problem arises, it is important to make initial contact with the right person. The following communication chain will be followed:
- For classroom-based parental concerns – Parent/guardian >Teacher > Building Principal and Teacher
- For support personnel and bus, recess or cafeteria concerns, – Parent/guardian > Building Principal (support personnel as needed)
- For student behavior concerns related to classroom activity – Parent/guardian > Teacher > Principal, Students, Parents/guardians