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Family Engagement

LCMS Check list to help your child succeed

Parents should:

  • Make sure your child is at school each day and on time
  • Support the school in its effort to maintain proper discipline
  • Update the school on any changes of contact information
  • Communicate regularly with your child's teacher
  • Check your child's planner
  • Ask your child when tests are and support good study habits
  • Establish a time and place for homework and review your child's work daily
  • Encourage your child to read on a regular basis
  • Provide your child with needed school supplies
  • Show respect and support for your child, the teacher and the school
  • Set high & realistic goals concerning your child's education
  • Ask your child about their school day and/or friends and LISTEN!

Be There For Your Child

The middle school years are a time of transition:  emotional, physical, social and academic.  Your support and involvement are essential at this stage of your child's growth.  Research shows that pre-teens do better in school when their parents are involved in their lives. 


Help your child organize a schedule

Help your child set goals with a time limit for completing particular tasks

Listen to what your child tells you and is really saying between the lines.  Be sensitive to any fears your child might have.  Sometimes it is helpful to reserve comments and actions until you have facts about a situation and know how your child thinks and feels about it.

Discuss peer pressure

Welcome and get to know your child's friends

Become aware of physical and emotional changes in your child

Family Engagement Specialist

Chelsi Shutts ; (912) 678-5341

Learning Starts At Home!

  • Help your child set goals that challenge them

  • Speak respectfully about teachers and the school
  • Focus on the exciting learning opportunities that LCMS will bring
  • Show pride in your child's good work and accomplishments
  • Talk about how the things your child is learning at school will help to prepare them for life beyond school
  • Talk with your child about their goals for the future
  • Ask Questions:  What did you talk about in your history class today?  Who did you sit with at lunch today?  What is your favorite subject and why? Your least favorite and why?
  • Encourage your child to read every day.  It doesn't have to be a book - read the newspaper, junk mail or food labels
  • When you are at the store, encourage your child to compare prices to practice their math
  • Have a spot for all of your child's school materials so they are easier to find
  • Don't do the work for your child - you can help by explaining the problem
  • Quiz your child in preparation for tests