Tips for a Successful School Year - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Tips for a Successful School Year

Jefferson County Public Schools head back to class with nearly 100,000 students on Tuesday, August 12th.

Dr. Janet Leitner is the district's elementary school liason.

Dr. Leitner has ideas for parents on how to help children have a successful year.

Here are several tips that parents may find useful:

  • Make learning a priority-have your child prepared to learn each day.
  • Encourage your child to always do his or her "personal best."
  • Show interest in school work and activities-ask questions each day about his/her classes, activities, and homework; show appreciation for good efforts.
  • Schedule a study time and provide a quiet environment for your child to complete his/her homework.
  • Limit television, video games, and movies by encouraging more reading time and reading along with your child.
  • Communicate with your child's teacher. Contact his/her school when you have a question or concern.
  • Check the school's website regularly.
  • Support school rules for student discipline.
  • Volunteer at your child's school by joining the PTA, attending school activities, open houses, or parent-teacher conferences.
  • Encourage participation in school activities.
  • Advocate for public education in your community and state.
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