Communication with Parents
Here’s what you can expect:
Teacher Web Pages – Located on each school’s website, teacher pages will be updated, annually or each semester, with each teacher’s contact information, classroom expectations, and class timetable. This page also will feature links to digital tools used for learning, and curriculum updates or course outlines. If you want to learn of a unique project being undertaken, volunteer needs, or parent resources for use at home, teachers will post these informational items to “Classroom Announcements”. Links to Classroom Announcements may be emailed to parents on an ongoing basis or as needed. Beginning 2017, parents can pull this information onto their smart phone through a jurisdictional app currently under development.
PowerSchool Parent Portal – Attendance for K-12 students, and marks on assignments and/or comments for Gr. 7 – 12 students can be accessed through RVS’ PowerSchool Parent Portal. Over the coming year, this will expand to include assessment information for all students across the grades. This information can be accessed by downloading the app "PowerSchool for Parents", accessible on the Apple or android store.
Learning Goals / Three Way Conferences / Student Portfolios – As part of RVS’ K-8/9 Communication of Student Learning initiative, students, their parents, and their teachers are to establish learning goals to be discussed at Three-Way Conferences held twice a year. Student progress, effort, behavior, and learning exemplars also can be discussed and showcased during these conferences.
Report Cards – Three times a year, a K-8/9 report card will arrive home that summarizes your child’s learning performance. Information on student progress and achievement also is made accessible through the parent portal.
Phone Calls – When necessary, parents can expect to receive a direct call from their child’s teacher to discuss potential concerns. Parents wanting to contact their child’s teacher are asked to use the school’s main phone number. For privacy reasons, teachers will not use personal cell phones for work-related communication.
Email - Under normal circumstances, email from a parent will be answered within a 24-hour time frame within the regular school hours on instructional days.
Download a copy of Communication with Parents