Communicating with your child’s school

It’s possible that your child was already in a special literacy program, had an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and/or had the support of a classroom aide prior to remote learning. It’s also very possible that none of these interventions were in place and that your child was getting by in class with support in the classroom from their teacher and peers, Remote learning has thrown all students, families and teaching staff a curve ball that have meant we’ve been required to rapidly adapt.

  • Determine the best way to communicate with the school. REMEMBER: It needs to work for your family and the school.
    That might be phone calls, emails, video meetings, Direct Messaging (DM) within the school Learning Management System (LMS).
  • If your child has an ILP ensure each classroom teacher knows about it. Depending on how you agree to communicate with the school, this could be with a single point of contact or with each class room teacher.
  • Make sure you understand the school expectations and communicate them to your child.
  • If you find problems along the way, check in with your school and explain the obstacles you are facing.

Communicating with your child

Where to go for more help

Online support groups

AUSPELD and their state groups

Password Management