Our children’s grades are our prime concern, especially in these times of tough academic competition and falling grades. If you are concerned about your child’s performance in school and do not want to wait for the parent-teacher meeting to discuss it, it is best to write a letter to the teacher asking her how well your child is doing.
In response to the letter, you may or may not receive a document that outlines how well (or not) your child is doing. Response depends on the specific protocols of the school that your child studies in. You may receive one but then you may also be given feedback verbally when you see the teacher at home time.
Let’s come to the content of such a letter. When you write a letter to your child’s teacher, your main concern should be to highlight what may be making his or her grades slip. Since you will be checking your child’s grades at home, you will obviously know if there is a problem. It is actually up to you if you want to provide an explanation for why his are her grades are slipping. But it is best to just stick to the agenda and ask how you can help him or her pull them up.
For your ease, you can refer to the sample letter below:
August 26, 2016
Ms. Gina Turnball
Class Teacher – Grade 3
St. Peter’s Junior School
7077 Camino Alto Road
Vallejo, CA 94522
Dear Ms. Turnball:
This is with reference to my daughter Felicity Hall who is your student in Grade 3 at St. Peter’s Junior School. I was recently going through her homework copies and realized that her grades have slipped considerably since the beginning of this term. While I do not wish to pressurize her needlessly, falling from an A grade student to a D grade one within two months’ time is quite alarming.
Recently, I have noticed Felicity being in a terrible mood when she is leaving for school. Initially, I thought she was just moody but I am honestly beginning to think that there is some problem at school. She has always been an enthusiastic child and this recent change in her bubbly personality and lack of interest in how well she does academically is worrying me.
In less than a month, she is due to appear for her final exams and an average grade will obviously not suffice. Can you please let me know if you are aware of why her grades are falling and if there is anything that I can do to help? I would appreciate a prompt response in this regard.