Weymouth School / Family Partnerships
Weymouth Public Schools strongly encourages the meaningful participation of parents and families in the education of our students.
We believe that parents are a child's first teacher and assume that all parents and families are caring and concerned about the education and welfare of their children.
Please take the time to explore the resources included and periodically updated on this site. Your child’s success depends on our collaborative efforts.
We are again working to incorporate STEM activities throughout the district each year. Individual schools and classrooms are boosting STEM-inspired lessons and enrichment offerings. Additionally, we will periodically provide STEM-related resources for students and families to enjoy at home. Please see below for a sampling to begin school year 2015-2016.
Engineering is Elementary - Museum of Science
Support Learning at Home
Since the 2012-2013 school year, WPS has offered informational events called Parent University. This is a series of workshops geared toward a variety of topics including: the evolving realm of parenting challenges, contextualized details about student life and tips for supporting student success at home – academically, psychologically and socially.
At Parent University, families are able to engage and partner with other community members in supporting excellence in academic skills, knowledge and mindsets.
Parent/Teacher Conferences: Partnering to support your child
Parent/teacher conferences are a great opportunity to meet your child's teacher, see your child's classroom and learn about how your child is doing in school. It's also a great time for you to ask questions or talk about any learning-related concerns. Creating a partnership with your child's teacher around your child's learning can make a big difference.
Here are some helpful tips to consider when attending parent/teacher conferences:
Early Childhood: Ready to Read
You are your child’s first teacher. When you introduce your child to early learning, you give them a greater chance for school success. There are long-term benefits of early education. Children who are introduced to a love of learning build lifelong skills. There are many ways that you can help even before their first day of kindergarten. Reading to your child regularly has many benefits. Children who have been read to from the time they were born perform better in school. You will find helpful tips and online resources here to help you in getting your early learner off to a great start.
Elementary School: Reading to Learn
Starting school is an exciting time for children to gain a sense of their identity as learners. This is your opportunity to establish a relationship with your child’s teacher. You know your child best and you can help your child’s teacher with any information that might be helpful for them in teaching your child. It is important that you regularly communicate with your child and their teacher.
Middle School: On track for success
Research shows that successful students have strong academic support and involvement from family members. This is a period marked by many changes - developmental, emotional, and physiological - while pre-teens and teens tend to push their family members away, the middle school period is a time when they need you even more.
High School: Ready for Career and College
Research tells us that as children get older family engagement often slows down. This is a critical time for families to increase their engagement. Children who struggle in 9th grade have a significant chance of dropping out. A protective factor is family engagement. Staying involved through communicating with your child and their teachers can make a world of difference.
Family Resources (housing, mental health etc.)
Additional Parent Resources:
Special Education Resources:
- IEP meetings
- Special Education Evaluations
- A Guide to Psychological Evaluations
- DESE Special Education Info for Parents
- Difficult Times
- Psychological First Aid