The Importance of Setting Expectations & Modeling

Aug 16, 2021

Hi friends, 

This is the time of year that it's so important to make sure you are setting expectations for your families. This is especially significant as safety protocols change and new families come in!

The biggest mistake that I see schools make is assuming that everyone knows what is going on. However, what happens when we assume? Parents model the behavior of other parents, whether it's the right or wrong thing to do.

So, we need to communicate our expectations to parents, whether it's how carpool works, the frequency of communications, how parents are involved in the school. 

Setting expectations not only applies to families, it applies to your staff as well! 

What challenges are you facing as we're heading back to school? Connect with other small school administrators, ask questions, and strategize the best ways to set expectations at our next Small School Leaders meetup! I'd love to see you there.

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