Communication with the School

Communication is a key element of an effective partnership. We have an "open door" policy and parents are always welcome to drop by to discuss issues. However in order to be sure to be able to see the person you wish to speak with, it is always better to make an appointment. Teachers are generally available on a drop in basis between 3:00-3:30 daily.

The school has many different ways in which we communicate with the parent community. Important information and events are regularly communicated via the bi-weekly LIS Communication e-mail.  Our school calendar can be found on our website. There is a montly newsletter that goes home to parents and classroom newsletters are sent out in the Primary School. We have numerous Parent Evenings throughout the year to discuss relevant issues, and the Board of Directors holds an AGM in the beginning of every school year.

The school also has numerous ways in which we report on student progress. Progress Reports are sent home twice a year in the middle of the first and second semesters. Parent Teacher Conferences are also held around this time, usually in October and March. Report Cards are sent home at the end of each semester in December and June. Parents are also encouraged to make an appointment with a teacher or the administration anytime they have a question or a concern.

Lines of Communication

There are many different ways for you to communicate with the School. We have established a communication hierarchy in order to serve you and your children. It is always best to try to solve a problem or have an issue clarified at the appropriate level. Therefore, we ask that you follow the communication path for offering suggestions or solving problems.

  • If there is a problem related to your child or a specific class, contact the teacher directly by send a note with your child, calling the school (373-4004) or sending an email. The teacher will get back to you as soon as possible and schedule an appointment if you wish.
  • If there is a problem related to your child that is more psychological, emotional, or social in nature or relates to College Counseling, contact the School Counselor.
  • If your problem has not been solved at the previous two levels or is related to the school or in a general way, please contact the appropriate Head of School
  • If your concern remains unsolved or is seen to be within the realm of the Head, please contact her at school directly or via email.
  • If your concern has not been handled to your satisfaction by the Head, please contact the Board of Directors in writing.
  

Lucaya International School, Chesapeake Drive, Freeport, Bahamas | Phone: +1.242.373.4004 | Fax: +1.242.373.6510 | lis@lisbahamas.org