Preventing a child from failing a class

Preventing a child from failing a class
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Preventing a child from failing a class

If your child is failing class, you have many warning signs. Every school gives about a five week progress report card. One thing you need to learn when those progress reports come out. Many of the report cards are either mailed out or the child gets them in their homeroom or advisory class. A child never really should fail a class. The parent and the student know every five week what their grade is. When you see a warning sign, like a low grade, you need to immediately go and talk to the teacher or the counselor and find out what you need to do to improve a grade. A fail is never a surprise. If a semester is 20 weeks, every five weeks you get a progress report card. You need to pay attention to what those grades are, so that your child does not fail a class.


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Lauren Weiss, PhD

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Lauren Weiss is an experienced Middle School Teacher of 13 years and published author of numerous educational books designed to help students and parents navigate the sometimes-difficult pre-teen years of school. Her student guidebook series are “manuals” that empower students by explaining such topics as how to interact with multiple teachers, how to access school resources, and how to respond to multiple real-life relevant situations that students encounter at school each day. Plus, each guidebook contains pages to track grades and test scores, plan for college, and assess life skills and personal growth. There is a special chapter on “How To Deal with Bullies.” Her bilingual (Spanish) Parent Guidebooks series includes How To Help The 6th Grader in Middle School and How To Raise a High-School Ready, College-Bound Graduate.

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