The Parents’ Guide to Graduation is now available in school offices for schools and teachers to use with parents. The Guide, along with a website, helps communicate about student instruction and achievement.
Teachers may find it helpful to use the Guide at conferences.
What is it?
The Parents’ Guide is a grade-specific publication designed to help schools answer some of parents’ most frequent questions like, “How can I help my child at home?” and “What is my child expected to learn?”
There is one Guide for each grade, kindergarten through grade eight, and one Guide for all high school grades combined. Each school will receive an amount close to the school’s enrollment counts per grade in English and Spanish.
In addition to the publication, there is also a website with additional resources for parents. The website is mobile friendly to serve parents who don’t have a desktop computer, but may have a smart phone. Both the handout and the website are available in Spanish.
English website: www.skgradguide.com
Spanish website: espanol.skgradguide.com
Where do I get it?
Contact your school office for a supply of the Parents’ Guide to Graduation. PDFs of the Guide are available for download from the Parents’ Guide website.
Community Relations and Communications will also direct mail a Parents’ Guide to each student’s home in mid-October, and will email a PDF version to parents in mid-November. The messaging will include reminders about the importance of attending conferences.
When do I use it?
Please use the Guide at conferences or any time you think it would help a parent.
High school students may also want to use them at student-led conferences.
Will it prevent glass from breaking?
We want you to be familiar with the Guide and what it offers, so we created this promo video. We hope you enjoy it.
What is our timeline?
- October 6 – Parents’ Guide handouts arrive in schools (teachers can pick them up from the office any time)
- October 10 – Schools receive "camera-ready" stories for school websites and November newsletters
- October 16 – Parents’ Gude handouts mailed to parents (mailed by the district)
- November 1 – Story about Parents’ Guide included in school newsletters
- November 17 – Email to parents from the district about Parents’ Guide and importance of attending conferences
Do you have questions?
Please contact Karma Krause in Community Relations and Communications with any questions or requests: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 503-399-3038.
Who paid for printing?
With the help of our sponsors, Maps Credit Union and ServiceMaster of Salem, the district was able to print more copies of the Guide, and in color, than was possible from the district budget alone. We are grateful for our sponsors’ participation in this project, and the many ways they support student learning.