Standard 4: Educators value the involvement and support of parents, guardians, families and communities in schools.
Educators understand, respect and support the role of parents and the community in the education of students. Educators communicate effectively and in a timely manner with parents and consider their advice on matters pertaining to their children.
"Karina was active in the school community. Karina sent a letter home at the beginning of her practicum to introduce herself to the parents. She participated in various community events and meetings such as school assemblies, Christmas concert, regularly scheduled staff meetings, and school-based Pro-D opportunities. Karina presented herself with a positive, compassionate attitude. She made herself available to communicate with parents regarding questions or concerns they might have. She participated in parent- teacher conferences as well. Karina also posted comments to Fresh Grade and even posted a Field Trip video for the parents and students to see." - Laurie Butler, VIU Field Experience Supervisor, Final Practicum