Whitby School 2012-2013 Parent and Student Handbook

Page 9

Mission History The School Day Dress Code Communications ➤ Conferences, Events & Meetings Medical Information General Policies Student Behavior & Rules of Conduct Support Whitby School Parents Association

Communications Whitby is committed to open communication and maintaining

Conferences Teacher-Parent conferences are provided twice a

an effective, efficient, and friendly interchange of information throughout the school community. We strive for an open dialogue between parents, teachers and administration. Parents are encouraged to email teachers with questions or concerns or schedule a time to meet.

year. An additional Advisor-Parent conference is provided early in the year in the upper school. State of The School Meeting Whitby’s Annual State of The School Meeting is held each fall to give parents an opportunity to learn more about the financial health of the school.

The school communicates with the parents through a variety of print and electronic venues. We continue to seek to use electronic delivery of information as much as possible, both to reduce the use of paper and to more efficiently deliver the timely information parents need.

Curriculum Nights Parent’s Curriculum Nights are held at the beginning of the school year. Parents are encouraged to participate in the evening to learn more about the educational program provided at your child’s level and for your child’s particular class.

Key Communications include: Children’s House- Wednesday, September 12th 6:30-8:30

MyWhitby Parent Portal (Veracross) Secure, personalized login provides school and teacher emailing capabilities and parent/teacher conference signup plus classroom and student specific information including attendance, class schedule,

Lower School- Wednesday, September 19th 6:30-8:30 Upper School- Thursday, September 20th 6:30-8:30

Visiting Days Whitby provides the following special days for visiting your child’s classroom. These are great opportunities to learn more about what is happening at the school and share the classroom experience with the children. Please see school

homework, progress reports, school/athletic/birthday calendars, student/parent and faculty/staff directories. WOW Windows on Our World is Whitby's weekly publication emailed every Friday morning that provides current information regarding campus events and other important information for parents. Please review WOW regularly as is contains a wealth of information. If you have any questions or comments regarding WOW or to submit announcements to WOW, please email Renee Bornstein, Communications Assistant at rbornstein@whitbyschool.org.

calendar for dates: Fathers Visiting Day Mothers Visiting Day Grandparents/Special Persons Visiting Day

School Calendar Please regularly review the school calendar on the MyWhitby Parent Portal (Veracross) for key date information.

Whitby School | 969 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT | 203 869 8464