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WELCOME TO FERRIS HIGH SCHOOL’S PARENT SUCCESS 101. Did the years fly by? Does it feel like just y esterday that your child was a baby? Now, they are in High School!. High School - the j ourney continues. We are all striving for the same goal – helping your child succeed!. Students

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WELCOME TO FERRIS HIGH SCHOOL’S

PARENT SUCCESS 101


Did the years fly by?Does it feel like just

yesterday that your child

was a baby?

Now, they are in High School!


High School - the journey continues


We are all striving for the same goal – helping your child succeed!

Students

Teachers

Administration

Parents



The Benefits of Parent Involvement Research shows…


  • High school students whose parents usually remain involved make better transitions and are less likely to drop out of school.

  • Children generally achieve better grades, test scores, and attendance.

  • Consistent parent involvement leads to improved communication and relations between parents, teachers, and administrators.

  • Parents are more confident in their decision-making skills aboutschool matters.

  • Parents' perceptions of the school are improved and there are stronger ties and commitment to the school.


Communication….secret to success

Communication is the key!

Be a great listener

Be Positive

Be Involved

Be Supportive

Be proactive with teacher contact


How can parents be involved?

  • Get your child involved in extra curricular activities such as clubs and sports offered at FHS

  • Remain proactive in helping your child plan their schedule to meet personal career goals

  • Talk to teachers and counselors

  • Check grades on parent portal frequently

  • Have students do homework the night it is assigned

  • Have students attend Advisory for tutorials if needed the next morning

  • Encourage reading (AR book plus a variety of other materials)

  • Be supportive and offer assistance

  • Develop organizational tools for home & school

  • Make a mandatory quiet study time / manage cell phone use



ASSISTANCE FOR PARENTS & STUDENTS

The A’s have it!!

  • ADVISORY

  • ATTENDANCE

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • ACCESSING THE PORTAL

  • ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT

  • ASK FOR HELP


ADVISORY

OFFERED EVERYDAY 8:00 – 8:30

  • TUTORIALS FOR ANY CLASS

  • AR READING ROOMS

  • STUDY HALL ROOM

  • TESTING CENTER

  • Students should arrive by 8:00 to attend Advisory. Student not attending Advisory should arrive by 8:30.

  • Breakfast is served from 7:30 to 8:00 and is free for everyone!


ATTENDANCE

STUDENTS CANNOT BE SUCCESSFULIF THEY ARE NOT HERE!WE MONITOR ATTENDANCE TO HELP THEM SUCCEED!

  • WRITE A NOTE WITH THE REASON YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT (ONLY 10 PARENT NOTES PER YEAR ARE ACCEPTED)

  • NOTES MUST BE TURNED IN WITHIN 3 DAYS OR THE ABSENCE IS UNEXCUSED

  • AFTER 3 UNEXCUSED ABSENCES, TRUANCY CAN BE FILED

  • QUESTIONS ABOUT ATTENDANCE CONTACT MRS. STOCKMAN


ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE MADE EACH AFTERNOONSTUDENTS SHOULD PAY CLOSE ATTENTION DURING ANNOUNCENTS FOR:

  • ALL EVENT INFORMATION

  • DRESS CODE CHANGES

  • IMPORTANT DEADLINES


ACCESSING THE PORTAL

  • GET PORTAL ACCESS BY CONTACTING BLANCA MORALES AT THE FHS FRONT DESK

  • WHAT CAN YOU SEE ON THE PORTAL?

  • STUDENT GRADES

  • STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS

  • STUDENT ABSENCES

  • TEACHER CONTACT INFORMATION


ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT / ASK FOR HELP

SEE HANDOUT FOR FREQUENTLY NEEDED NUMBERS AND DEPARTMENTS



WHAT CAN STUDENTS DO?

  • Take learning seriously

  • Participate in school activities, clubs and sports

  • Attend Advisory when needed

  • Build positive relationships with others

  • Take responsibility for their actions

  • Be respectful to everyone

  • Be here and be on time

  • Pay attention to the teacher

  • ASK FOR HELP!!!!!!!


OUR MISSION

Ferris ISD will provide a world class educational experience that empowers all students to unlock their potential and become confident, productive citizens in an ever-changing society.


THANK YOU FOR COMING!!!

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