As a former teacher, and someone who still works in education, let me say this plainly to all the parents out there of school aged children:
IF YOUR CHILD’S (CHILDREN’S) DISTRICT, SCHOOL, OR TEACHER IS TRYING TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOU, STOP TREATING IT LIKE IT IS SPAM OR A NUISANCE.
Listen, they are doing the best they can in the worst of circumstances. They don’t wanna be doing school this way. No one does. So, stop complaining and get on board!
Also, any time someone from the district or school is trying to communicate with you about your student(s), pay attention! They aren’t out there to waste your time”just because.” They are trying to make sure the most important person(s) in your life gets the best education possible.
Take responsibility for what you can do on your end.
Hold your student accountable – for everything! That means grades, participation, attendance, homework, communication, learning, exploring, etc.
Most of all, hold yourself accountable too! When you participate in your student’s education, your students will be better off in the long run.
Want your student, your child, to have a better life than you had?
Stop making excuses for everything and make sure they get an education.