MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 850 HUNGERFORD DRIVE ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850
Helping Your Child Succeed
Suggestions for Using the Report Card with Students in Kindergarten through Grade 6
Every nine weeks during the school year, parents and students await the arrival of the report card. This report is intended to assess academic performance in school. It also reflects the time and effort spent at home preparing for school success.
Parents and students are encouraged to use the suggestions below to improve the opportunity for learning and achievement in school. Following these suggestions will help your child bring home a report card that reflects progress and accomplishments.
When the report card arrives….
- Set aside a specific time to discuss the report card with your child. The discussion should touch on your learning objectives for your child and also provide an opportunity for the child to express his or her own objectives.
- Give praise and positive feedback for good efforts and for good school attendance.
- Follow through with teachers and counselors if there is concern about academic progress.
During the school year….
- Let your child know that school is a priority in your family.
- Keep up with your child’s assignments and encourage good study habits.
- Let your child know your expectations for school work, class participation, behavior and school attendance.
- Remember that reading, writing and arithmetic are skills mastered through practice.
- Remember, to, that homework improves academic performance and should be a daily activity.
- If necessary, find out about tutorial help available at the school and in the community.
- Don’t wait for report card time if you are concerned about academic progress. Develop an open channel of communication with your child’s teachers and counselor. Encourage them to contact you with any concerns regarding your child.
Throughout the year….
- Help your child set both short-term and long-term goals.
- Make reading a regular part of life. Visit the library regularly.
- Encourage your child to participate in extra-curricular school and community activities and volunteer experiences.
- Let your child know that you value her or him as a person.