Good morning, Parents.
Normally, I send out a message every other week, but in the last couple of weeks there has been information that I felt I needed to get to parents in a timely manner so you have gotten a message every week. Specifically, last week I shared that the course scheduling process would begin with class meetings this week (Juniors–Tues., Sophomores–Wed., and Freshmen–Thurs.) because we want parents to be aware so that you can discuss course selection with your children and guide them in making decisions about courses for next year. Mature guidance from parents is very important in helping students make decisions focused on long term benefits rather than short-sighted desires such as avoiding challenging courses. We have observed the positive impact of greater parental involvement in this process in that last couple of years–maybe because we have done a better job of communicating with parents–and it has made a substantial difference in students making better decisions in the scheduling process. More