A lot of families experience divorce or separation. Most schools and teachers are well practiced in supporting students through this transition. Take advantage of all the ways the school can help you!
Teacher: Your child's teacher needs to know major changes are happening at home. They can tailor the way their relate to your child and have more empathy if they are acting differently. Teachers want to maintain a caring relationship with your child, but they need your inout for important context.
Safe Place: School is a safe place for many children that feel insecure at home. Being open about situations and getting involved with the school community will allow your child to feel embraced by the place their spend most of their time.
Documentation: Report cards, attendance reports, discipline records: these are all legal documents that can help your case in court. Maybe your child is consistently late cough every other week. This is something you can prove and would be considered in a custody agreement.
Counseling: A counselor's availability will vary based on school district, but all schools should have one. Reach out to the counselor and ask if they can meet with your child.
Community: Schools are an excellent liaison to other community support systems. If you are concerned about housing, groceries, or abuse, the school can get your directly in contact with many local services and agencies.
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