Papers. Exams. Projects.
Unfortunately, many students fail classes at the very last minute. And, unfortunately, parents often don’t find out until a week or so after summer break begins, when grades go out.
Parents are often completely unaware of upcoming (and heavily weighted) Papers, Exams and Projects. Heck, many students are completely unaware (or avoiding the stress of remembering). You need clarity. Period.
What can you do?
- Check grades daily from now until the end of school. Be on the look out for things like missings, incompletes, patterns contributing to low grades, etc..
- Email teachers to get 100% clarity regarding 1. what needs to be done to make sure your child passes as well as 2. asking if there are any PEPs coming up.
- Thoroughly explore teacher websites to see if they have listed any PEPs. Often you will find them in a teacher’s online calendar, hidden in the bowels of a syllabus pdf, or front and center on their web page. Look out for timelines, rubrics, or other directions.
- If there is a paper to be written, find out where the directions are and get them. Do not depend on your child for this clarity, find out with certainty from the teacher.
- If there are exams, find out if there is a study guide and get it. Do not depend on your child for this clarity, find out with certainty from the teacher.
- If there is a project, find out where the requirements are and get them. Do not depend on your child for this clarity, find out with certainty from the teacher.
- Do not wait until the last minute to help your child write, study for exams or work on a project. Be proactive and plan way more time that you think you’ll need.
Here’s to a fantastic summer, completely free of unfinished business,
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