MPA considers one of its strengths to be the communication that exists between the school, students, and parents/guardians. The following are guidelines to assist all of us in that communication.
In Grades PreK-4, there are daily/weekly written or phone communications with an opportunity for parental input. In the Middle and Upper Schools, commendation, progress and/or warning notices are communicated routinely, as appropriate. For example, if a student has done an outstanding job in class, he/she could receive a commendation notice. If the student is doing below “C” work, or has several missing assignments, parents/guardians are likely to get a warning notice. Additionally, teachers often call to let the parents/guardians know of an achievement or concern, and suggest a conference, if appropriate. If at any time a teacher, parent/guardian, or student wishes to have a conference, one will be set up at the earliest convenience with the parties involved.
The school values partnership with students and parents/guardians to provide the best possible education for our students. Communication is a vital part of our partnership.
The first and most important point of contact for parents in the Lower School is the homeroom teacher and then the division director. Together, they both monitor students’ academic progress and personal growth. In the Middle and Upper School, it is the individual classroom teacher, student advisor, and then the division director who monitor students' academic progress and personal growth. Parents should feel free to contact teachers at their school phone extensions or via email with questions or concerns. Teachers are expected to make every effort to return a phone call or email within 24 hours, Monday through Friday, when school is in session.
In addition to direct contact with teachers, all three divisions use Schoology to communicate with students and families. This software is available via the internet and/or with app available for download on both iOS and Android platforms. More, individual student reports (I.e. report cards and transcripts) are sent electronically from the school directly to parents.
Written reports regarding student progress are sent home periodically. These come with a “grade” and comments regarding student’s progress.
Last Updated: August 22, 2019