Links for Parents

* See also School Documents as well as individual teachers' pages for grade specific resources *
If you're interested in volunteering, see Volunteering at Swan Hills School for more information.

Parents Want Too! 
This website of resources has been prepared to support parents in the area of technology and education including internet use, digital citizenship, and emerging technologies. 

My Child's Learning
A new, easy to use online tool that allows Parents to get information about what their child is learning and how their child might be assessed for every subject and grade level at school.

PHRD Information for Parents
Your school district's portal for parents. Find information on topics from busing to assessment.

Bully Free Alberta
This website has a variety of tips and tools for adults to help prevent or intervene in a bullying situation, including cyberbullying and homophobic bullying.

PowerSchool for Parents
Providing students, parents/guardians and teachers with a tool to communicate student performance. Each student and parent/guardian is provided with a separate username and password that allows access to only the appropriate student records.

Scholastic For Parents
Homework help, Activities, Resources on child development, book clubs, etc.

The ABC's Of Mental Health
Parents and teachers often have questions about the behaviour of children and adolescents. They may worry about whether a behaviour is appropriate for a particular age or developmental stage, or a sign that something might be wrong. They may wonder why it is occurring, and how best to respond. The ABCs of Mental Health provides two free, web-based Resources - one for teachers and one for parents – to help answer these questions. The Resources include ideas for promoting the mental health of children and adolescents, information about how children change as they get older, descriptions of behaviours that might indicate a problem, and practical suggestions for steps to take.

Why Older Readers Should Read Picture Books
Julie Bosman dispells 4 common myths about picture books and eases parents' minds about the pressure to move children on to chapter books sooner than necessary. Picture books build skills that chapter books may not and can be beneficial at any age.

Common Sense Media
"Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. We exist because our nation's children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development . As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume."

Lanternfish ESL
Activites for phonics practice and strugging readers