Timeliness and accuracy of the Skyward entries
This is a struggle every year. Missing entries, incorrect entries, teachers who wait till the end of progression to enter. What good is online access if the information is incomplete or incorrect?
As a student I notice that some of my classmates can be rude or disrespectful to teachers, staff and each other. I believe that this behavior roots elsewhere, for example home. This creates a negative and distracting atmosphere.
Class sizes and disruptive behavior and disrespectful students
I feel like teachers with large class sizes don't have the ability to get to know each child and how best to motivate them and teach them. I feel like just because my child doesn't have behavior problems that they don't get the attention of telling them they are doing a positive things.
Many of our students live in poverty
Because of this, they have difficulty being on time, or they arrive in school without sleep, food, or school supplies. These effects are cumulative over the course of their childhoods, so by the time they arrive in high school, they are far behind their peers who have grown up with more resources.
I have seen a steady increase in serious mental health needs in students
There are not enough resources at UHS to consistently address these needs. Social worker, psychologist, and counselors are routinely requested to provide hours of mental health support to students in addition to the daily requirements of our jobs. Outside resources also stretchered thin.