Parents play key role in helping students achieve academic, personal
excellence, says director
MISSISSAUGA, June 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Can my teen leave school property at
lunch? How many credits are needed for a diploma? How many hours of
community service must be completed before students can graduate? All
common questions parents and students starting secondary school have
are answered in the board's new Ready? Set? High School! Parent Guide. This resource, funded by the board's Parent Involvement Committee (PIC),
is intended to help parents and students with the transition to
"Peel secondary schools offer an extraordinary learning experience for
students. Each school is unique as it unlocks the passion and potential
of students and inspires success, confidence and hope in each student,"
says Tony Pontes, director of education. "We expect nothing short of
excellence and set high expectations for achievement. Our students
consistently achieve academic and personal excellence. Research tells
us that parent involvement plays a key role in student success. This
guide is a great support to the work schools do to involve parents
during this important transition."
The guide includes information for parents about:
how to get involved in their teen's education
leaving school property during school hours
the school year calendar
student safety and well-being
assessment, evaluation and reporting
who to contact with questions
student resources like Homework Help, an online math tutoring website
Printed versions of the guide in English are being distributed to
families in June. Translations are also available in the board's top 10
languages (Arabic, Chinese - Simplified and Traditional, Gujarati,
Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese). They are
available electronically on secondary and middle school websites. The
guide is also available on the Peel board's website at www.peelschools.org. Look for the Ready? Set? High School! link in the Spotlight section of the home page.
PIC supports, encourages and enhances meaningful parent involvement
within Peel schools and across the district to support student success.
To find out more about PIC, visit the "Parents - Get involved" section
The Peel board serves more than 150,000 students in kindergarten to
grade 12. Operating more than 230 schools in the municipalities of
Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, the Peel board is the largest
employer in Peel.
SOURCE Peel District School Board
For further information:
Media contact: Carla Pereira, Manager of Communications (acting), 905-890-1010 (or 1-800-668-1146) ext. 2814, firstname.lastname@example.org
Note to media: Spokesperson available to talk about preparing students and parents for the transition to secondary school.