Term 1 Report Card / Early Dismissal

Dear SAW Families:

The BC Ministry of Education and our School District are in the midst of developing curriculum and reporting documents that better meet the needs of families.  Our goal is to provide parents with a better way of understanding where their children are at in their learning journey.

Part of this change involves increased opportunities for parents to meet formally with teachers to discuss their child’s progress. To accommodate this change, the district has asked each school to schedule an early dismissal day in November to provide time for scheduled parent/student/teacher conferences. Our school will have early dismissal on November 21, 2019 at 11:17 a.m.

These conferences will provide an opportunity for parents to discuss their child’s areas of strength and needs and set learning goals for their child’s continued academic and behavioral growth.

We know that community-building and establishing strong relationships between home and school are what promotes learning in the most fundamental way. Therefore, dedicating two hours of learning time over the course of a school year to Parent/Teacher meetings is a valuable use of instructional time.  Research indicates that this method of reporting was found to be more meaningful and informative for teachers, parents, and students.

We look forward to meeting with all of you to discuss your child’s progress and set goals for the remainder of the school year.

Mr. Wellingham