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Mr. Bill Clark, Superintendent

A Message from the Superintendent

Where did the month of September go? It is hard to believe that we are into the month of October

and the school year is already almost 25% complete.

With October comes the 1st set of Parent/Teacher Conferences on October 18th & 19th from 4 p.m.-8 p.m.

Research has shown time and time again that if there is a strong parent-school connection that student’s

success increases. USD 330 Mission Valley wants parents/guardians to take ownership in the performance of

their children in the classroom. The same, if not more, care should be placed on student’s academic performance

as their performance in extra-curricular activities. The following are some ideas that parents can do to

prepare and participate in the conference.

Ask the basic questions:

How is my child doing in your class? How is my child’s behavior in your class?

How long should homework take? What does my child do well in your class?

How does my child get along with peers?

**Before the conference talk to your child and ask them if there is anything that they would like you to

discuss with their teacher.

Ask specific questions:

My child is having trouble learning ___________. What can be done to help?

My child often forgets to bring homework home. What can be done to help?

**It also may help if you have a specific question that you contact the teacher prior to the conference

so that the teacher has time to gather information beforehand.

Give information to the teacher:

Discuss with the teacher what your child does well at.

Discuss with the teacher what your child likes to do.

Parents need to make sure that they get all of the questions answered or a plan has been developed on how to

answer the questions. Let the teachers know that you want to help and ask what can be done at home. Make

sure to discuss with the teacher the best way to be contacted regarding student progress or concerns. I also

advise parents to follow-up with the teachers and to stay in contact with them regarding the outcomes of

solving any problems or concerns.

Reminder……….NO SCHOOL on October 13th and 20th.

The USD 330 administrative team always welcomes visiting with the patrons of the district to discuss issues

and events. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments or concerns. To stay updated

on USD 330 Mission Valley events, please visit www.mv330.org.

The USD 330 Mission Valley staff members want to wish all students and patrons of USD 330 Mission Valley

a prosperous 2017-2018 school year.

Yours in Education,

Bill Clark, Superintendent