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How Well Do You Know Your Child's School?

Answer "yes" or "no" for each question or individual

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The principal

  • Do you know the principal's name?
  • Would you recognize the principal if you saw him or her outside of school?
  • Would you recognize the principal if you saw him or her in school?
  • Would the principal recognize you?
  • Have you ever had a conversation with the principal?
  • Have you ever had a conversation with the principal that didn't involve your child being in trouble?

The administration

  • Do you know if there's a vice principal at your child's school?
  • A nurse?
  • A guidance counselor?
  • A school psychologist?
  • A librarian?
  • Can you name any of those people?
  • Would you recognize any of them if you saw them outside of school?
  • Would you recognize any of them if you saw them in school?
  • Would any of them recognize you?
  • Have you ever had a conversation with any of these people?
  • Have you ever had a conversation with any of these people that didn't involve your child being in trouble or ill?
  • Do you know if the school nurse is full-time or part-time?

The teachers

  • Do you know the name of your child's teacher or teachers?
  • Do you know the gender of your child's teacher or teachers?
  • Would you recognize any of your child's teachers if you saw them outside of school?
  • Would you recognize any of your child's teachers if you saw them in school?
  • Would your child's teacher or teachers recognize you?
  • Have you ever had a conversation with your child's teacher or teachers?
  • Have you ever had a conversation with your child's teacher or teachers that didn't involve your child being in trouble?

The staff

  • Do you know if there are any aides in your child's classroom?
  • If so, do you know their names and what they do?
  • Do you know the names of the therapists your child works with?
  • Do you know where your child goes for therapy?
  • Do you know when your child has therapy?
  • Do you know when your child misses therapy?

The building

  • Do you know the address of your child's school?
  • Do you know how to get there?
  • From the front door of your child's school, could you find the office unassisted?
  • The gym?
  • The library?
  • The cafeteria?
  • The nurse's office?
  • Your child's classroom?
  • Your child's locker?
  • The child study team office?
  • The counselor's office?
  • The teacher's lounge?
  • Do you know how your child enters the school in the morning?
  • Do you know where your child goes when he or she gets to school?
  • Do you know where your child waits for the bus after school?
  • Do you know how your child exits the school in the afternoon?
  • Do you know where the playground is?

The office

  • Do you know the phone number for your child's school?
  • Do you know the name of the school secretary?
  • Do you know the nurse's phone number?
  • Do you know if your school has a Web site?
  • If so, do you know the url?
  • Do you know how to get in touch with your child's teacher?
  • Do you know if the teacher has an e-mail address or Web presence?
  • Does the school know how to get in touch with you?

The social scene

  • Do you know when your school's parent-teacher organization meets?
  • Have you ever been to a meeting?
  • Have you ever volunteered for anything?
  • Do you know what clubs the school offers?
  • Do you know if there's a music program?
  • Do you know if there are extracurricular activities your child could participate in?
  • Do you know the names of your child's classmates?
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