Schools are not the only village your child has - you are vital to it. Remember to stay engaged with teachers, administrators, guidance, and school psychologists (if available) to express a need or to simply keep up with your child's progress. There should never be a time when you do not know where your child stands academically. Check their grades. Ask them about what they learned. And communicate with their teacher if something major happened in their lives (i.e. death, sickness, displacement, etc.). All these factors could significantly impact your child's performance in school. Stay present. Stay connected. Stay vital.