Parent Teacher Communication Protocol
Lake Harriet Community School (LHCS) prides itself in welcoming parent participation and involvement. Our teachers and principals communicate often to keep parents informed of school events and procedures. Because our primary concern is of the well-being and education of our students, the LHCS staff is committed to open, honest communication with parents. Despite our very best efforts, questions and concerns do arises. Part of our school procedure is that, in these cases, the parent must first contact the teacher before involving the school principal. This is because the teacher is the closest to the question or concern and is most able to resolve it quickly and effectively. To ensure the success of our students, we recommend that the following five steps be followed when a question or concern arises:

  1. A student should first go to the teacher with their questions, concerns, or comments.
  2. Parents should go to the teacher with their questions, concerns, or comments.
  3. The teacher will follow up with the parent on the resolution of questions, concerns, or comments.
  4. If questions or concerns continue, the parent may choose to contact the principal. The principal will then offer to set up a meeting with the concerned parties.
  5. The teacher, parent, and principal will follow up on resolution of questions or concerns.

Thank you

Approved by Education Council, May 2001