First of several "parent orientation’ sessions at SSISD will begin tonight
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

Aug. 22, 2006 -- Tonight will be the first of five special sessions over the next few weeks  designed to help parents of 1st through 12th graders in Sulphur Springs become better acquainted with teachers, class routines and learn important information about their children's education this year.

Fifth-graders' parents can attend parent orientation tonight, beginning at 7 p.m. at Douglas Intermediate School.

Parent orientation for adults with other elementary students are as follows:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 29: first grade at 6:30 p.m.; second grade at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 31: third grade at 6:30 p.m.; fourth grade at 7 p.m.

The session for parents of middle school or high school students is called Meet the Teacher Night. 

During these sessions, parents will learn about their students' daily class schedules, attendance and absence policies, homework policies, classroom organizational scheme, curriculum content and materials, parent/teacher conference information, report cards and grading systems, testing programs for each grade level, grade requirements, and what's required for student promotion.

Monday, Aug. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. has been designated for those activities at both Sulphur Springs Middle School and Houston Learning Center.

Meet the Teacher at Sulphur Springs High School will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Parents can also obtain information about special teachers or classes and services such as music, physical education, speech, Title I aide assistance, content mastery, reading recovery for first graders, the ACE program, other special reading programs, counselors, library, school nurse's services, and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.

During parent orientation and Meet the Teacher nights, parents will also have the opportunity to ask other questions not covered by th teachers during their presentations, or relay relevant or pertinent information pertaining to their children.

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