Communication with Teachers and Administration
Most issues concerning your child’s academic and social experience can be resolved by discussing it directly with your child’s classroom teacher. Each PS11 staff person has an active email account, and your child’s teacher will inform you how frequently he/she will check this account. You can always place a note in your child’s PS11 Home Folder requesting a written response, a telephone conference or options for a suitable meeting time.
Teachers cannot meet with parents in the morning while children are arriving for school. This is a critical time when teachers focus on getting students settled and ready for the morning instruction. Similarly, please be mindful when approaching a teacher at dismissal time, as teachers are focused on dismissing children safely.
All teachers will be sending home a monthly classroom newsletter to keep families up to date with what is happening in the classroom.
Our Parent Coordinator, Stephen McGill, is the designated person to assist parents and guardians in communicating with the P.S.11 teachers and administration. His office is located on the second floor, in room 208A. Mr. McGill can be contacted by phone at 212-929-1743, ext.2081, or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is available to meet or talk with you about any concerns or questions you may have, and he can easily facilitate contact with other staff members such as the Guidance Counselor, Social Worker, Assistant Principal or Principal.
The PS11 Home Folder is your daily link to your child’s classroom teacher, the school administration and the PTA. It is important for parents to review home folders on a daily basis. Along with your child’s homework assignments and instructions, home folders contain important notices/communications that need your attention and often your response. Notes to the classroom teacher can be sent back to school in the home folder. In addition, the 2011/12 School Calendar is located on the back cover of the home folder.
School Messenger System
The School Messenger System allows the school administration to communicate announcements to each PS11 family through an automated voice messaging system. So, in the future, when you receive a telephone call that starts out with “This is an important message from PS11”—don’t hang up or delete the message! It’s not a telemarketer calling, but a message containing information we think is important for you to know.
You are currently on the official PS11 website. Please take advantage of this resource for updated calendar information, After School notices, school-wide events, PTA activities and fundraising, School Leadership Team activities and important links.
Parents should aslo refer to Department of Education website often for updated news and announcements, enrollment options and procedures, school surveys and statistics, etc.
www.ARISParentLink.org is the online student data-reporting site for families.