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PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
I feel that one of my responsibilities to you as parents, is to try to instill in my students a sense of personal responsibility. Once you leave high school you soon find out that you must be on time to work and prepared to work. If you are tardy to work, you get fired; if you don't do your work, you get fired.

Habits are simply learned behavior: good habits are ones that are rewarded by society, bad habits are not. I try to help each student understand that they should try to create work habits now, and that these good work habits will help them in the future.

Parents often ask me, "What can I do to help my child? I don't know anything about (math / English / history)!"

What you DO understand is responsibility! You know what it means to get up in the morning and go to work, to have a daily routine, to plan your day. Help your child by asking questions about their day: "What homework do you have? When is it due? May I see what your schedule looks like?"

Post a homework calendar on the refrigerator. Have your child put their assignments on the calendar each day, and help them budget their time. It takes at least a week to study for a major test, so they have to study a little bit each night.
THE FOLLOWING "PARENTS ONLY" LINKS ACTIVATED BY CLICKING ON THE HEADER OF THE SUBJECT MATTER
EAST SIDE UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
The East Side Union High School District website has information on all of the events in the District. School calendars, site maps, school policies and so forth. You can get a copy of the Parent Handbook, Online Resources and tons of other information about your District and your school.
INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL
Independence High School is a very large, and proudly diverse campus. Our website has up-to-date information about topics unique to IHS. Check out a map to our campus, browse the sports, clubs and magnet programs available, or check out current events!
PARENTING RESOURCES
An A to Z index of resources for the parent of high school age children. Literally dozens of links to websites on physical and mental well-being, childhood illnesses, resources for college-bound students, gifted students, students with disabilities, and so forth. Part of the East Side Union High School District website, this is a terrific place to start if you have any questions about parenting issues.
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