Parental Role

Parental Role

Kinder, 1st, and 2nd Grade Parent Role

Parents of Kinder, 1st, and 2nd graders will act as “co-instructors” in the home classroom. The teacher will organize and assign coursework along with needed directions to parents. Parents will bear responsibility for direct instruction, with directions from the teacher, for lessons on home classroom days. Parents will be responsible for monitoring their child’s work, guiding study over covered material, drill practice, and preparation or review needed for the next school day. Parents will also monitor their child’s timely submission of all assignments. Parents will be responsible for reading to and with their child daily. Open and regular communication between teacher and parent will be imperative.

3rd and 4th Grade Parent Role

Parents of 3rd & 4th graders will act as “co-instructors” in the home classroom. The teacher will organize and assign coursework along with needed directions to parents. Parents will bear responsibility for direct instruction, with directions from the teacher, for lessons on home classroom days. Parents will be responsible for monitoring their child’s work, guiding study over covered material, drill practice, and preparation or review needed for the next school day. Parents will also monitor their child’s timely submission of all assignments. Parents will be responsible for reading to and with their child daily. Open and regular communication between teacher and parent will be imperative. 

5th & 6th Grade Parent Role

Parents of 5th & 6th graders will act as “co-instructors” in the home classroom. The teacher will organize and assign coursework along with needed directions to parents. Parents will bear responsibility for direct instruction, with directions from the teacher, for lessons on home classroom days. Parents will be responsible for monitoring their child’s work, guiding study over covered material, drill practice, and preparation or review needed for the next school day. Parents will also monitor their child’s timely submission of all assignments. Parents will be responsible for reading to and with their child daily. Open and regular communication between teacher and parent will be imperative.

7th & 8th Grade Parent Role

Students in the 7th & 8th grades will begin to assume some independence from the co-teacher in the completion of assignments.  Parents should read each assignment sheet, structure time and place in the home classroom for completing the assignments, offer assistance as needed, and verify that each assignment is completed.    Parents may spot-check work to check for understanding the practiced concept, but should not “pre-grade” assignments, unless otherwise requested by the classroom teacher.  Teachers use this opportunity for independent practice as an indicator of whether or not there is a need for re-teaching the concept.  Open and regular communication between the child, co-teacher and classroom teacher is imperative. Communication between the teacher and co-teacher should remain a high priority as needed.

9th & 10th Grade Parent Role

Students in the 9th & 10th grades will require supervision in order to help them develop disciplined study habits, time management skills and personal responsibility for the completion of assignments in a timely manner.  Parents will supervise student work, monitor student assignments, and discuss content as required.  Parents should provide opportunity for independence based on the maturity and success of their students.  If students have problems turning work in on time or understanding the subject matter, it is the parents’ responsibility to enforce stricter accountability and provide the extra help that is needed.  Parents should maintain a “home classroom” environment for the student on days not on campus.  Parents are responsible for monitoring student grades as a reflection of the students’ learning and participation in each course and for providing necessary incentives or punishments if grades are not acceptable. Open and regular communication between the child, parent and classroom teacher is imperative. Communication between the teacher and co-teacher should remain a high priority as needed.

11th & 12th Grade Parent Role

Students in the 11th & 12th grades study independently, as required in post-secondary education programs.  Parents should be available to assist as needed with organization, accountability, and spiritual guidance.  Parents should review assignment sheets often enough to monitor all major assignments and make sure the student is investing the time necessary to complete these assignments.  It is crucial that parents make sure that students maintain a “home classroom” schedule on the days not on campus. Work should be secondary to school for the student as is required for academic excellence.  Although the parental role changes as the student matures, parental involvement is still expected by teachers in these final years of high school. Open and regular communication between child, parent and classroom teacher is imperative. Communication between the teacher and co-teacher should remain a high priority as needed. FPA teachers will be expecting more mature forms of communication from the child as they are now preparing for young adulthood.