Parent Resources

Parent/Guardian Role in Education

In keeping with its stated values, the Calgary Board of Education is committed to establishing a working partnership with parents as an essential part of providing students with effective education.

Staff at Vista Heights School strive to nurture relationships based on mutual respect. We encourage parents to serve as advocates for their children in such ways as participating in parent programs like school councils, becoming familiar with the school's program, policies and operations, and actively supporting expectations held by staff for the behaviour of students at school and school activities.

Parent Support for Learning

The following ideas reflect ways that parents can be directly involved in supporting learning for their students:

  • Take an active role in your child’s educational success.
  • Assist the student in complying with the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Promote the prevention of bullying.
  • Assist the school in addressing disciplinary issues involving their child.
  • Ensure conduct contributes to a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment.
  • Ensure that students attend school regularly and on time.
  • Ensure that students arrive at school properly rested, nourished, groomed and dressed.
  • Contact the school when it is necessary for students to be absent or late.
  • Base staff-parent contact on mutual trust and respect.
  • Provide information necessary for understanding each student’s behaviour and learning needs.
  • Keep informed of student’s educational programs, progress and achievements.
  • Participate in student/parent/teacher conferences and other programs for parents at the school.
  • Respond to communication from the school.
  • Encourage the value of lifelong learning through active involvement and support of the school program.
  • Support and encourage respect for the school’s expectations for student behaviour. 
  • Encourage home study through active support.
  • Be aware of your student’s out of school activities, friends, etc.
  • Act as an advocate for your child. 
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