Kensington School is committed to building strong partnerships with parents and communication has become the core of our close relationships with families. From electronic and verbal communication and classroom and director newsletters to special school events and parent-teacher conferences, Kensington School consistently strives to keep parents informed of their child’s daily activities and classroom learning experiences.
Daily Communication is Paramount
Kensington School staff members and directors interact daily with parents, warmly greeting families at the beginning and end of their child’s time at Kensington, perhaps with a story about the day. Our staff and directors enjoy the strong bonds they make with families and gladly discuss any questions or comments, either in person, over the phone or via email. This technology allows teachers to share pictures, videos, and notes with parents about their child on a daily basis.
Tadpoles© Digital Communication Tool
See your child learn and grow each day through the Tadpoles mobile application. Frequently, we are told these are a sweet highlight of a parent’s day. This technology allows teachers to share pictures, videos and notes with parents on a daily basis. These images can be saved and shared. From individual daily reports to upcoming school-wide events, classroom activities and important school information, each family member is well-informed of what their child is experiencing at Kensington School. This software also allows parents to send notes to their child’s teacher and to view their child’s learning portfolios, documenting developmental progress and achievements.
Our classroom newsletters, director’s newsletters, monthly curriculum newsletters, “Tinker Times” reporting on happenings in the Kensington Tinkerlab, and notes from Mrs. Health and Happiness, our school nurse, with information and links to our weekly wellness curriculum keeps parents informed of the curriculum-rich learning experiences happening inside each classroom.
Parent-teacher conferences are held semiannually and provide feedback through information from our “I’m On My Way” assessments and Kindergarten report cards. Parents are welcome to request a parent teacher conference at any time.