Families & Schools as Partners
Supporting Student Success During TSD @ Home Learning
The Thompson School District (TSD) Board of Education believes that the education of each student is a responsibility shared by the school as well as parents. The Board recognizes the need for a constructive partnership between the district and parents that provides for two-way communication and fosters educational support for students and parents. In the TSD Family/School Partnership in Education Policy, the word “parent” also includes guardians and other members of a student’s family involved in the student’s education.
During TSD @ Home Learning, we want families to:
- Feel welcome and to be connected to each other, to your school staff, and to what students are learning in class.
- Be a part of regular, meaningful communication about student learning.
- Know that schools value, respect, and support your diverse perspectives and situations; and
- Understand how valuable families are to student success.
We ask families to:
- Check TSD communications often for up-to-date information and learning plans (use the translate button at the top right of the TSDwebpage to change the browser as needed).
- Encourage your student’s participation in learning activities.
- Reach out and let your school and teachers know how they can support you.
- Monitor your student’s use of TSD technology per the checkout agreement.
We ask students in TSD to:
- Give your best effort!
- Be safe, respectful, and responsible.
- Connect with your school friends and teachers by joining ‘live’ online class sessions or watch the recordings provided.
- Try to complete all learning activities assigned by teachers.
- Stay in contact with school staff.
- Pay attention to your feelings; stay active, and take healthy breaks from screen time.
- Ask for help from trusted adults and seek additional support when you need it.
Ways families can support children’s success during TSD @ Home Learning:
- Helping your student manage their learning and encouraging them to:
- Understand new learning expectations,
- Find spaces that support learning,
- Participate in all classes,
- Complete activities, and
- Ask teachers and counselors questions when needed.
- Encouraging opportunities for physical activity and healthy breaks.
- Communicating or encouraging your student to communicate with their teacher if you have questions about assignments or activities.
- Celebrating your student’s participation and successes.
- Supporting your student’s social and emotional well being.
Please visit the TSD COVID-19 Resource page for more information and updates.