San Salvador - School Report Question and Answers
How is the overall communication between teachers and parents, and the administration and parents? How is communication facilitated?
The school has made improvements in communication over the years. All grades have a newsletter that is posted Friday afternoons for the following week. There is an EA App where you get all announcements and it connects to the platform where you access newsletters, lunch menus, uniform store, sports registration, etc. There are still tons of WhatsApp chats mostly in Spanish, although all official announcements go in the grade level chats and are in English and Spanish. - Aug 2023
Not great. It’s up to the teacher; there doesn’t seem to be a policy. We’ve had one who was extremely communicative and proactive about informing me of every possible issue. Then we’ve had three who are essentially inaccessible to me except for parent-teacher conferences, which last about five minutes. The administration creates Q&A sessions just for U.S. Embassy families, so they are making an effort there, but it would be great to hear more from the teachers. They’ll even have random class projects and the kids need to bring in something obscure, like a can of shaving cream, or one sock, or three empty cereal boxes, and I only hear about it through other parents in a WhatsApp group. - Mar 2022
Communication comes out both by emails and by WhatsApp. The school sends out weekly newsletters on Fridays. Overall, the communication is good. - Sep 2020
A lot of communication for the older kids is directly between teachers and kids online nowadays. But anything we parents need to know is usually emailed to us from the admin offices. I also check with my kids daily to see if i am missing anything. And I will email the admin offices or a teacher in a minute if I want answers about something and usually get a quick pleasant reply. The embassy parents often whats app if we have a question too. Each grade has a 'den mother' who emails stuff (nonstop) so that's a good way to work on your Spanish and get info. Although I have replied in English as many moms speak English too. - May 2018
Fantastic. There's a weekly newsletter, and teachers can easily be reached by email. All of the staff and administration have been very responsive whenever I've contacted them. - Nov 2016
A, really great effort made by the staff to inform me when there were issues and productive parent/teacher conferences - Oct 2011