This page contains a description of the ways that you can expect Parker to be in communication with you and ways you can be in communication with us.

Friday Announcements

  • What it is: A weekly email that comes out on Fridays.  It includes important school information we want to emphasize for the upcoming week, as well as links to the school website/news sections.
  • How we use it: This is a listserv email to communicate information of interest to the wider community about upcoming events, notifications, etc.
  • How you can access it: Email is sent each Friday with links to Parker's website, which is always available!  The contents of the email are also posted each week to the News section of the website.

Monthly Course Comments

  • What it is: A monthly email sent to parents/guardians, the goal of these emails is to provide families with an easy-to-understand monthly snapshot about student engagement and progress.
  • How we will use it: Please access this document to understand more about how Parker communicates with you about your student’s academic progress.
  • How you can access it: This is an email customized for your student that will be sent from an account called ParkerNotifications@theparkerschool.org approximately once a month.

Narrative Reports

  • What it is: At the end of each semester, you will be emailed a pdf with a Narrative Report on your child’s academic progress in each class.
  • How we will use it: Please access this document to understand more about how Parker communicates with you about your student’s academic progress.
  • How you can access it: This is an email customized for your student that will be sent from an account called ParkerNotifications@theparkerschool.org two times a year: early February and late June (end of each semester).

OneNote

  • What it is: OneNote is a "binder" of electronic materials that students access on a regular basis for class.  Parents/guardians are provided with links to specific sections of the OneNote, which allow them to access major class materials and homework/assignments (in the "Content Library") as well as their own student's rubrics (in the "Assessments" section).
  • How we will use it: Parents/guardians can access the Agenda page in the OneNote Content Library to see assignments that students have.  They can access their student's Assessment folder to review rubrics from completed projects, as desired.
  • How you can access it: Personalized links to the OneNote were shared with parents/guardians at the end of September.  Once this email is sent, you can save/bookmark your links for access anytime.  Please contact deb@theparkerschool.org if you need the email sent again.

Teams (and Assignments)

  • What it is: Teams is a multi-purpose app that teachers use in various ways.  Most notably, within Teams, there is an Assignments tab, which is where your student receives all their nightly and long-term assignments.  As a parent, you cannot directly access this tool, but you can ask your student to show it to you.
  • How we will use it: The Assignments section of Teams functionally serves as your student's to-do list.  If you wish to support your student in managing homework, projects, and related tasks, you will need to look at Teams with your student.
  • How you can access it: As a parent/guardian, you cannot directly access it.  You will have to ask your student to show you this level of detail.   However, on the OneNote page you do have access to, you can see a reference to the major tasks students are asked to complete.