How We Communicate at Fay
We believe communication is paramount to success. This drives our communications strategy at all times. We have worked to implement a very clear communications strategy to facilitate a positive and productive relationship between The School and each family. As the year goes on, please remember that communication and relationships are both two-way streets—our doors are open and we encourage families to email, phone, or stop by with questions, concerns, and feedback. In addition, please be on the lookout for more information to enhance your communications with Fay! In summary, our communications strategy is comprised of three general areas found below:
Teacher to Family:
A strong parent-teacher relationship is an important piece of your child’s education. Fay Teachers communicate regularly with families both individually and through whole-class communications. On Thursdays, class newsletters are sent through Seesaw in all three school divisions. In Lower Elementary and Primary teachers also send a folder of student work in backpacks on Thursdays. Teachers are available by phone and email for individual communication. Please allow twenty-four hours for teachers to respond to non-emergency queries as they are focused on instruction during the school day. At the midpoint of each trimester, Lower and Upper Elementary students receive a progress report. At the end of each trimester, all students receive a report card that can be accessed through My Portal. Twice a year we hold parent-teacher conferences for all students. Your child’s teacher will announce when sign-up for conferences is available through the school’s website.
School to Family:
Each Thursday afternoon The School emails the Fay Flyer to all families. It is important to know that outside of forms that must be filled out, all school-wide critical information is included in the Fay Flyer. We work to streamline this weekly email for quick reading, providing families with the information they need. We ask that all families read the Fay Flyer in order to coordinate all institutional needs.
School to Community:
The school’s newsletters and Annual Report share a high-level view of what The School is currently working on with our larger community of family and friends.
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