Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:
I hope this letter finds you well. This year as part of our school improvement plan we are beginning a student shadowing program. This is a practice used by schools to make improvements towards the student experience. The student shadowing program has an aim of helping teachers and administrators to better understand the high school student experience by directly observing a variety of students. The program works by having one teacher or administrator follow one student around for the school day other than lunch. The staff member shadowing the student will not interfere with the student and their learning. They will observe the student and their daily schedule. Prior to shadowing the student, the student will be asked if they agree to having someone shadow them. Students can decline to participate if they choose to.
Please let me know if you would like to opt your child out of this program. We are excited that student shadowing will give us insights to the student experience so we can reflect and continue to improve.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you for your continued support.
All the best,
Derek Adams, Principal