Parent, guardians, Onalaska community and visitors,
Skyward is a tool that allows you to see your student(s) grade as they are posted by the teachers. Friday grade checks by parents from home are a power tool that shows you not only care, but increases the accountability of their academic performance. As parents we have all had the conversation, “How was your day?” or” How are your grades?”. This is generally followed with, “fine” or “good”. With Skyward that conversation might look like, “Your grades are good, but I see you are struggling in…perhaps it’s because you struggled on the last test which may be because you did not turn in the last two assignments" This is a good time to to encourage them to go to 7th period intervention.
***Here is a strategy to assist your student in creating positive habits: Have them check their percentages in each class once a week and have them write it down in a notebook. Keep the notebook in a mutual agreed upon place so you can check it as well. The will create the habit of "staying on top of their school work" and allow you to have conversations about their school. As adults many of us keep logs, or track data, that relates to our jobs. As school is your students primary job right now it will strengthen work ethic later into their adult lives and keep them mindful of their learning now.***
Talk to you soon
Principal, Onalaska HS