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Tips for Parents

Earlier this year, the Texas legislature made several opportunities available for students who need additional academic support to get back on track and accelerate learning. To help families understand these opportunities and make the best decision for their student, TEA created a suite of customizable resources to support schools in providing resources to parents. Check out the resources and information below.

KINGSVILLE ISD GRADING GUIDELINES 2021-2022: Grades are issued by the teacher to communicate to parents/guardians the academic achievement of a student toward the mastery of standards in all coursework, including courses with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), and those with the following standards: student expectations found in program descriptions for Advanced Placement (AP), and continuing education (CED) courses. Report cards and progress reports serve as written notice to a parent/guardian of a student’s current level of achievement in each class, subject, or course during a specified period of time. Grades are not indicators of disciplinary action or nonacademic performance.

Be generous with praise
Observe your child carefully and comment on the things that are done well. When you see an area that needs improvement, find a positive way to talk about it with your child.

Encourage "personal best"
Help your child by encouraging him or her to do the best in school and at home. Remember, "personal best" does not mean "perfect", and learning is not the same as high grades. Children, like adults, need the freedom to make mistakes and to learn from them.

Make learning a priority
Your attitude toward school attendance, education and involvement in the school makes a strong and lasting impression on your child. Show your child, by example, that learning is a priority.

Show interest in school work
  • Talk about school each day.
  • Ask to see classwork.
  • Have your child read aloud to you.
  • Read to and with your child from a variety of material in your first language.
  • Encourage your child to discuss new ideas and opinions.
  • Show appreciation for good efforts.
Offer suggestions for success
Help your child use the following strategies to improve performance in school:
  • Read the assignment when it is given.
  • Keep a list of new vocabulary.
  • Proofread assignments to catch errors before writing a final draft.
  • Review notes before a test.
Schedule study time
Set up an area for homework away from noise and distractions. Post a family calendar that schedules school project deadlines, after-school activities, mid-term dates, exam periods and report card dates.