Why do we visit homes?
Home visits are a unique opportunity for real two-way communication between home and school. They acquaint the teacher with a child's family and culture, and provide a familiar setting for listening to parents' concerns and recognizing their contributions to the home-school partnership.
By visiting students and their families at home, our teachers help building strong communication and a caring classroom. Teachers talk about student progress, programs and planning; parents provide priceless feedback and input: and students improve both academically and socially.
Home visits serve a variety of goals including:
- Welcome new families to the school community.
- Survey parents for their views on school policies and programs.
- Report on student progress in school.
- Solve specific problems.
- Demonstrate home-learning activities to parents.