Make the most of open house

With the start of the school year comes another annual tradition: the open house. Open house is an event when schools open their doors so parents can meet with teachers and get a glimpse into their children’s learning day.

Mark your calendars!

  • Sept. 11: First Day of School for all students
  • Sept. 14: High School Open House
  • Sept. 19: Middle School Open House
  • Sept. 28: Elementary School Open House

Open houses are held shortly after the start of the school year so families can get acquainted with their children’s teachers, see the classrooms after students have settled in and get an overview of classroom expectations.

Open house is great opportunity for chance for the teacher to explain the grade level curricula, the school and classroom discipline policies, and answer any questions parents may have. It’s also a chance for parents to meet other parents.

To make the most of open house night, consider reading the school discipline policies and procedures, the state standards for your child’s grade level and curricula and any other materials your child’s teacher(s) have provided.

Although open house night is not a time to talk about your individual child’s needs, you can ask big picture questions.

It’s important to remember that your child’s teachers and administrators will want to cover a lot of information with all the parents in a very short amount of time, while still having a few moments to answer questions. If you have concerns over your child’s academic progress or classroom behavior that won’t be addressed during open house, you can get your teacher’s e-mail address, give him/her a letter with additional questions or schedule a one on one conference.

Assistant Director of Student Services Patrick Sullivan will host a “town-hall” meeting from 6:30-7 p.m. prior to each school building’s open house events. This meeting will discuss safety protocols and procedures as well as in depth look at the Dignity for All Students Act.  

The town hall meetings will take place at the following  places and times:

  • Liberty High School: Sept. 14 from 6:30-7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria
  • Liberty Middle School: Sept. 19 from 6:30-7 p.m. in the middle school gymnasium
  • Liberty Elementary School: Sept. 28 from 6:30-7 p.m. in the elementary school gymnasium
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