Roles & Expectations: Parents/Guardians

This Guide provides insights about how we all can intentionally align online/home learning with CDS Learning Beliefs. It also provides guidelines about how CDS faculty and families can leverage digital and experiential learning to bring this curriculum to life.

The Active Role & Expectations of Parents/Guardians in Online Home Learning

  • Establish routines and expectations: be sure that your child(ren) are appropriately dressed, fed and prepared for learning before home learning begins for the day
  • Define the physical space for your child’s study. Provide an environment conducive to learning (access to technology, safe and quiet during daytime)
  • Monitor communications from your children’s teachers via ParentSquare/Email
  • Begin and end each day with a check-in:
    Engage in conversations on posted materials and assignments
  • Take an active role in helping your children make sense of this way of learning
  • Establish times for quiet and reflection
  • Encourage physical activity and/or exercise
  • Remain mindful of your child’s stresses or worry
  • Monitor how much time your child is spending online
  • Keep your children social, but set rules around their social media interactions
  • Balance time spent engaging in online and offline learning
  • During synchronous online times, we ask that a caregiver/parent be nearby
  • Support emotional balance by providing ample room and time for reflection, physical activity, conversation, and play
  • Communicate questions/concerns with teachers in a prompt and timely manner