Communication at Francine Delany

How can I keep in touch with my child’s teacher?

We value open and frequent communication between teachers, parents, and students. Below is a list of ways we can keep in touch.

  • Teachers have regularly scheduled teacher/parent/student conferences for the purpose of evaluation throughout the year. These meetings typically coincide with report cards. Look for notices in your child’s papers and sign up for a conference time that works for you.
  • Feel free to email your child’s teacher (addresses are on the back cover or on our website) with questions, observations, or comments. You may also call the school (236-9441 # 0) and leave a message for the teacher.
  • You can also schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher. Please call the school (or send a note with your child) to schedule an appointment before 8:00 a.m. or after 2:30 p.m. To protect the learning environment for all children, teachers do not schedule conferences during the school day (8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.).  Sometimes Exceptional Children’s  conferences are scheduled during the day.

Can I visit the school?

Yes! We want you to know what is happening at FDNSC. You are welcome in the classroom as a visitor or as a volunteer.  Volunteering is a helpful way to become part of the learning community.  Please ask your child’s teacher to set up a schedule that is convenient to both of you.  (You may always join your child at lunch for a quick and informal visit.)  Always check in at the office to sign in and get a visitor’s name tag.

Are there community events we can attend?

Yes, we have open-houses, parents’ nights, community events, and other activities organized through classrooms. FDNSC strives to create an open and friendly environment, and these community events are wonderful times to let your child be your guide and to meet the many people who make up this learning community. 

Where can I go with problems?

As a parent, your observations and questions are important to us.  If you have questions about your child’s program or progress, please talk directly to your child’s teacher first.  If the issue is not resolved, see a member of the Directorate, to schedule a Directorate sub-committee meeting.  If you do not resolve the issue at the Directorate level, please contact the Board President.