News for Families of SC Students
We all have questions this time of year.
“Is it really the beginning of the school year?” The answer is definitely…YES!! The faculty and staff of Southwestern College were excited to greet your student for the start of the 2014-2015 school year. It doesn’t matter if this is the first fall of your student’s college career at Southwestern, your student's last fall semester, or somewhere in between.
This newsletter is filled with other useful answers to parents’ frequently asked questions. We hope the information provided will help you support your student during the fall semester. Research indicates that students have a better chance to succeed in college if both student and their parents are fully informed about issues related to the college process.
Vice President for Student Life
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY STUDENT FROM A DISTANCE?
When your student returns to school, don’t be surprised if the frequency of their communication with family changes.
HOW CAN A PARENT GET INVOLVED ON CAMPUS?
Although it is essential to support your student from a distance, we also want you to get involved on campus yourself.
WHY IS MY STUDENT STRUGGLING?
At Southwestern College, we are fortunate to have a wellness coordinator, Mary Ann Smith LMSW.
WHAT IS FERPA? WHAT PARENTS CAN EXPECT?
FERPA stands for Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. It establishes students as the owner of their educational records and gives parents no rights to access their student's records without the student's consent.
Do you have questions? We’re sitting here ready to take your calls and answer your e-mails! Contact the student life office at 620-229-6391, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.