How we communicate with each other
Lines of Communication
If you have a question, the first point of communication should always be your student’s homeroom teacher. They will then be able to provide information or organise meetings on your behalf as needed.
ISM Weekly Message
The ISM Weekly Message highlights any general school information, news and upcoming events. It is emailed home each Monday during the academic year and will also be posted on ManageBac, our academic information system.
3-Way Goal Setting Conferences
Around the end of October we will schedule a 3-way goal setting conference between parents, students, and teachers. At this conference, students will have the opportunity to present the learning goals for the year that they have set for themselves in consultation with their teachers.
Student-Led Portfolio Conferences
Around the end of each semester students will lead a Portfolio Conference with you. During this conference, they will discuss their progress towards the goals they set in October through examples of work which they select.
At any time, students, teachers or parents can request a conference to discuss any outstanding issues either in general or regarding a specific subject.
Semester Report Cards
At the end of each semester, we publish report cards through ManageBac and in hard copy that provide an overview of student academic development.
For particular events or occasions, or when there is a need to communicate quickly with a group of families, we will contact you via email or send a printed note home with your student.