Home-School Communication Expectations:
Consistent communication between home and school fosters a supportive relationship, improves academic outcomes, and prevents misunderstandings and conflicts. Teachers are expected to reach out to all parents and families proactively and not just in response to a problem. Our belief is that we - as staff and families – can work together in the best interest of our students.
All students use a yellow folder for homework and parent/teacher communication. These folders are provided to students on the first day of school. Lost folders must be replaced by students.Students (K-2) receive a weekly or daily homework summary from their teacher that goes home in their yellow homework folder. A parent is expected to sign (or initial) this daily.
Students in grades 2-5 use a 3-ring binder to hold their homework folder, agenda book, notebooks & pencil pouch. Students in grades 3-5 are expected to write down their homework in their Thomas J. Kenny School agenda book, which is located in their binder, daily. A parent is expected to sign agenda books and homework logs each night.
Mid-Term Progress Reports:
All Kenny Elementary School students and families receive detailed mid-term progress reports in addition to Boston Public Schools report cards. Progress reports are available in four languages (English, Vietnamese, Haitian-Creole, Spanish) and include updated academic and social-emotional information about each student, in addition to a space for parents/guardians to write comments, ask questions, and/or request in-person meetings. Parents/guardians should review, sign, and return each progress report to homeroom teachers.
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