Spring is here and summer is fast approaching and so is the end of another school year. In 9 short weeks, we will be planning our summer vacations and anxiously awaiting the beginning of the new school year. Thursday, March 27, 2014 marked the end of the third quarter, which means it is report card time! Report cards will be distributed Friday, April 11, 2014. Please ask your child to share the report card with you.
We know report card time is one of the most stressful times for students and parents—mainly because of the element of the unknown. Homebase/Powerschool can relieve some of the stress that is typically associated with the end of the quarter.
If you do not have a Parent Portal account or you are experiencing problems with your account, please let us know. If your child is underperforming, we want to make sure you have an opportunity to take action now. Teachers are required to communicate with parents when students are failing. If you have not communicated with your child’s teacher, please call us today.
The following tips can help you respond to a less than perfect report card:
Set realistic goals and help your child develop an improvement plan
Ask the teacher to list specific strengths and weaknesses
Monitor distractions and help your child with time-management
Identify the problem—Is it ability or effort?
Seek extra help or tutoring
Monitor grades regularly to avoid surprises
Highlight the positive! Praise your child for what he/she is doing well.
Students can recover from any situation if they are willing to learn and make the necessary changes. We are here to help. Let’s work together to create success for our children.
Carla Jernigan-Baker Principal Knightdale High School
The first ever Earth Day 5K & Mile Fun Run is set to take place Sunday, April 27th with a start and finish at Knightdale Station Park. The race begins at 2:00 pm. After the 5K race, we are holding a 1 Mile Fun Run / Walk to begin at 3:00 pm. For more information see https://kaes.pbworks.com/earthday5k
All net race proceeds will be going to support the Knightdale Academy of Environmental Studies (KAES)
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