What is a Parent Coordinator?
A Parent Coordinator is a person who works to bridge the communication between school and home by helping parents get the information, help and support they need to ensure their child’s academic and social success in school.
What can the Parent Coordinator do for me?
Often, parents feel uncomfortable about sharing their questions or concerns with the teachers or school administration. Because good communication between home and school is such a vital part of your child’s academic success, the Parent Coordinator will listen to your concerns and then work with you to make sure that your situation, question or point of view is expressed and understood. They will help support you if you need to find ways to resolve any issues that may be hindering your child’s success in school. The Parent Coordinator wants to be sure that you understand what you can do to get involved, keep informed, share information, and help your child do his or her best.
What kind of assistance can the Parent Coordinator provide?
INFORMATION - They will provide you with a personal tour of the school and explain the programs and resources available to you and your child. You do not have to be a new parent to get a school tour. They will discuss some of the ways you can be more involved with the school and your child's education. They will answer questions you may have about school rules and regulations.They will advise parents of special events.
CONFERENCES - Working closely with the school administration, they will help arrange meetings between you and your child’s teachers and school personnel so that important information about your child is shared and understood. At your request they will accompany you to a parent conference or other important meetings at the school to help clarify information about your child or home situation. They will help you arrange for an interpreter if you need to communicate in your own language.
SPECIAL HELP AND SERVICES - They will provide information on agencies where you need to go to get help or services for a child or your family. Examples Include: Medical/Glasses, School Supplies, Afterschool Programs, Athletic Programs, Housing, Food, Clothing, etc.
COMMUNICATION - The Parent Coordinator works closely with the school to keep our parents informed of all activities including meet-the-teacher nights, workshops, etc. In addition to handouts, parents can elect to receive updates via email, text message, Facebook and our school and district webpage.
WORKSHOPS - The Parent Coordinator will notify parents of upcoming workshops using the above-mentioned communication methods.