10 Things Every Middle School Parent Should Know

10 Things Every
Middle School Parent
Should Know
Let’s start with the Academics…
1. Ask your child for weekly
progress reports
• All students are given a weekly
Progress Report on Tuesday.
• Make it a weekly routine every
Tuesday night.
2. Ask about homework
…every night!
• Follow-up and ask to see graded
• Homework first after school with
breaks after every 10-15
minutes until completed.
3. Mark the upcoming
conference days and
plan to attend.
•Schedule Parent/Teacher conference any time
during school hours if you have a concern.
4. Read each course
syllabus-Keep a copy for
A Word (or more) on Friends and the
Social Scene….
5. Be intentional and meet
your child's friends.
6. Know your child's friend's
phone number and
physical address.
Randomly check in with your child.
Have them check in with you.
7. Attend as many of your
child's school activities
as possible.
8. Be vigilant guiding/
monitoring your child
through social media.
A Word (or more) on Bullying:
9. Be direct and ask your child:
"Is anyone…
…teasing you?
…giving you a hard time?
…threatening you?
…putting you down?
Encourage your child to report instances of bullying to the
school (school counselor, teacher, principal), and follow up by
calling the school to verify your child made a report.
Houston Middle School's policy is to address
harassment of any form and extinguish it
from our school grounds.
Unreported harassment can be very hurtful
to students. Please helps us maintain a
harassment-free environment.
A Word on Chrysallis…
to butterfly)
to butterfly)
No one escapes the insecurities of physical
development and we all develop
at different paces.
Middle School can be cruel to early and late
bloomers...and everyone in between.
10. Be gentle.
Hug often.
Slow to give answers.
Like snowflakes, each butterfly is
beautiful and unique.
Only by pulling together can we
move mountains (or houses)!