DGN Tips for Student Success

Good afternoon,

With only a little over 5 weeks left in the semester, the excitement and beautiful weather of spring are in the air; however, amidst all of this excitement, we want to be sure that students are focused on ending the semester strong.  In addition to giving their best effort on all assignments, here are some tips to ensure that your student is as successful as possible:

  • Have students check their grades in each of their classes now that interim progress reports are available and have students contact their teachers if they have questions.
  • Encourage students to make an appointment with their teachers during their Virtual Student Support time from 2:10-3:20 PM on Wednesday and Thursday.  
  • While it might be tempting to send an email about how a student can improve, it is better for students to attend a teacher’s office hours or ask to remain on zoom for a few minutes after class, so they can create a plan with their teacher.
  • If students need additional academic assistance, they can access one of these academic supports or attend STRIVE which meets virtually in the Academic Resource Room Monday through Thursday from 3:30-5:00 PM.

If your student is currently attending school in-person, suggest that your student have an in-person conversation with their teacher before or after class.  It's a great way to ensure clear communication and to continue to build relationships with their teachers.

Additionally, we want students to know how exciting it has been for the staff to have more students back in the halls of North and to see the contributions from students who have written positive messages for our Living Tree exhibit, which is meant to commemorate students returning to the building as we begin to see the light at the end of the pandemic.  If your student would like to add their positive message to the Living Tree exhibit, they can pick up a slip and submit it outside of the Student Activity Office by Friday.

Finally, we know that students are eager to hear more details about end of the year milestones like prom and graduation; families will be receiving more information about those events in the next week.

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