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Parent/School Partnership

Parents' active involvement with their child's education at home and in school brings great rewards and has a significant impact on their children's lives. According to research studies, the children of involved parents are absent less frequently, behave better, do better academically from pre-school through high school, and go farther in school.

Research also shows, "What parents do for and with their children at home makes a difference…Parents are the child’s first teacher, particularly when it comes to influencing their child’s interest in reading and learning.  Positive attitudes formed in the home can have a profoundly positive influence on all future education."      (Johnson, 2008)

Hopewell City Public Schools actively encourages parents to participate in their child's education.  As a parent, you can take part in the development of your child by:

  • volunteering at your child's school
  • reading to your child at least 20 minutes each day and talking to them about what you have read
  • playing with your child at home
  • making sure your child gets to school on time each day
  • talking to your child about school
  • praising your child for their efforts
  • talking to your child about the importance of an education
  • setting up a "quiet" place at home for your child to study
  • assisting your child with homework and studying
  • attending the annual Title I meeting and parent organizational meetings
  • reviewing school and parent compacts which describes the responsibilities for improving student achievement
  • attending parent-teacher conferences and working with your child's teachers to reinforce skills at home
  • keeping track of your child's performance
  • letting your child's teacher know about events and issues that may affect their performance at school
  • talking to your child's teacher about concerns you have