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Las Palmas Middle School
A NOTE FROM THE COUNSELING DEPARTMENT
Here at Las Palmas, our goal is to provide each student with the proper tools for success, not only in middle school, but for their educational future. We take a proactive philosophy with interventions to meet academic, personal/social, and emotional needs of each student. We pride ourselves in all of the resources we offer, and understand that at times it can be difficult to know where to go for support. Below are a couple of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that we hope will help guide you in the right direction.
How can I monitor my child’s grades?
We encourage you as a parent or guardian to continually check your child’s homework and agenda. Your expectations can be one of the most important factors in their success. Progress reports and report cards are sent out each quarter, and we also encourage every parent/guardian to create a Parent Portal account where they can monitor their child’s grades daily. In addition, you may request a “Grade Check” or progress report at any time. These forms are available in the main office and in the counseling office. It is the student’s responsibility to take this form to all of their teachers for an update. This report keeps you informed of your child’s grades at all times and may indicate any missing assignments.
What do I do if I have a question about my child’s grades or assignments?
Continued communication with teachers, counselors and staff is valuable in a student’s success. The most effective way to communicate with your child’s teachers is by e-mailing them (they typically will respond within 24 hrs). You can also communicate with the Las Palmas Staff by telephone or in person, but by appointment.
What do I do if I notice a change in my child’s academic or personal behavior?
Most middle school students experience physical, emotional, and developmental changes in their adolescent years. This is normal! However, if you begin to notice DRASTIC changes in your child’s behavior, emotions, or academic progress, please contact Mrs. Marshall (Counselor) or Ms. Mattison (School Psychologist) so that we can discuss these changes.
How can I get involved at Las Palmas?
We invite you as a parent or guardian to be involved with Las Palmas through a variety of avenues, including Parent Teacher Association (PTA), English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC), District English Language Advisory Committee (DLAC), School Site Council (SSC), School Safety Plan Committee, Renaissance Boosters, fundraisers, and extracurricular activities.
We hope that this information helps you navigate through Las Palmas smoothly. If you have further questions please feel free to call the counseling office at (626) 974-7223.
Mrs. Marshall & Ms. Mattison