Getting Parents Involved
I have discovered, as have all of us, that students do not always provide parents with complete and accurate information regarding homework. This is another way that SchoolRack can help the teacher help the student! At the beginning of the year when I send home my class rules and ask for a parent signature, I also ask for phone numbers and a parent email address. Not all parents will have email addresses, but as the years go by more and more parents are becoming technologically savvy.
I have approximately 200 students and I have 500+ hits weekly, on the average, to my SchoolRack website. Parents love having the opportunity to verify what their child is telling them, especially when they get a progress report with a low grade and discover that they have been ill-informed.
Additionally, the website gives the parents your email address. I don’t know about you, but I would much rather reply to an email then have a conversation on the telephone! Get your parents involved with SchoolRack. Both you and the parent will absolutely love it!