Education succeeds best when there is a strong partnership between home and school, a partnership that thrives on communication. Parents/guardians are partners with teachers, students, and administration and are encouraged to check academic progress on a regular basis via Synergy, Allatoona’s online grading software. Synergy account information can be obtained from the counseling department.
In addition to Synergy, the following means of communication have been set up to increase parental involvement and student success:
1) E-Mail: Communication via email is the best way to contact me with any questions or concerns. I try to check my email on a regular basis and am usually able to respond within 24-48 hours. Students are also encouraged to email me with questions, concerns, to schedule tutoring/make-up sessions, or to inform me about upcoming absences. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org (please note the 1 after my last name).
2) Remind: Remind is an internet based program that allows me to distribute information via text without exchanging personal cell phone numbers. Important information, reminders, and announcements will be sent to parents/guardians and students via Remind. Both parents and students should subscribe using the information below.
Geometry: Text @geoedwards to 81010 Honors Geometry: Text @hgedwards to 81010
3) Blog: Important information, announcements, assessment dates, and upcoming events are posted on this blog on a weekly basis.
4) Conferences: All parent-teacher-student conferences are set up through the counseling department. All efforts should be made to communicate with the teacher via email prior to submitting a request for a conference.