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Parent-School Partnerships

“...We help our parents assess their child’s true potential and understand the nature of learning disabilities, and provide our families an internal support network within the Craig community.”
- The Craig School Mission Statement

Not only is it our mission at The Craig School to champion awareness, acceptance, and understanding of learning differences but it is also our mission to promote a support system among our parents, to provide opportunities to share our stories as parents of students with learning disabilities, and to partner with you as we provide an educational environment primed for student growth and achievement.  

Parent-school partnerships are child-focused approaches wherein families and educators cooperate, coordinate, and collaborate to enhance opportunities for success for students across social, emotional, behavioral, and academic domains. Moreover, parent and family input is invaluable as parents support student learning, model lifelong learning, encourage character development and determination, and advocate for the educational needs of their child.  Structural elements at The Craig School provide a means to this end, such as whole-team collaboration with parents, parent input for educational programming and planning, parent-teacher conferences, membership in Parents’ Association (PACS), or volunteering at school.  However, parent-school partnerships must pair these structural events with bi-directional communication. That is from parent to school and from school to parent.  Through bi-directional parent-school relationships, such as two-way information sharing and joint decision making and collaboration, pathways are formed for improved student outcomes. As you get to know the teachers at The Craig School, you will find staff, faculty, and administration who are communicative and ready to partner with our families. 

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