School & Parent Communication
Frequent and clear communication between our school administration and teachers and our parents is the key to building and sustaining a strong school community. Here's what you can expect as an StMS parent:
1. Friday Principal's Letter: Mrs. Navarro sends out a letter each Friday afternoon which includes her reflection, important information about upcoming events, a look at the highlights of the past week, and a quick-to-read calendar of next week's important dates.
2. Administration Open Door Policy: Mrs. Navarro and Ms. Lane are both very willing to schedule time before, during, or after the school day to meet with parents. Meetings are scheduled through the school office.
3. Social media: Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! You'll see real-time photos of activities in our classrooms, playground, and athletic fields. You'll be reminded about Spirit Days, Book Fair, the St. Nick Shop, and all other activities. You'll also have a chance to watch live broadcasts of our concerts and plays on Facebook. Don't miss out on our social media coverage.
4. The Messenger: Three to four times a year you will receive our digital newsletter, The Messenger. This publication offers an in-depth look at the amazing projects and lessons our teachers prepare for your children. For example, you'll read about students experiencing classroom transformations and flexible seating, hands-on science projects and Science Olympiad competitions, student-led service projects, and our annual Academic Decathlon.
5. ParentsWeb: St. Michael School uses the RenWeb system to record test scores, grades, and homework assignments, as well as to send teacher to parent communications. All parents have the free RenWeb mobile app and are able to check on their child's progress at any time, and view other school communications. Our teachers use their RenWeb class pages to display photos and provide insight into classroom activities.
6. Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences: Teachers are always available to email or speak to a parent before or after the school day. However, at the conclusion of each semester, formal conferences may be scheduled. The teacher, or the team of teachers in the Middle School, meets with the student and parents.