Communication Information

The JA Vargas uses a platform, Konstella, to communicate with parents and families in our school community! It is imperative to sign up for Konstella! Once you sign up for Konstella, you can go into your settings and let the platform know how often you would like communication and what type of communication you want to receive! It is customizeable to your preferences! Please click below to sign up TODAY!

Konstella: How to remove yourself from your old school:

For children changing schools who have not been removed directly by the former school's Konstella administrators, here is how you can remove yourself.

Sign in to the webpage using a desktop/laptop.

1) Click your name on the upper left-hand menu, revealing a sub-menu.

2) Select "Your Roles" page. This will open the page to Your School & Classroom Roles. You will see a list of your schools and classrooms here.

3) Remove yourself from your old school (click Remove).

How to make the most of Back to School Night:

During Back to School Night, teachers will present a lot of information regarding the class like weekly routines, policies, curriculum, and contact information. It’s a time for all the parents to get to know what the class experience will be like for the year. Therefore, please use the question-and-answer period on questions that benefit all the parents and schedule a meeting with the teacher if you wish to speak about topics that are specific to your child.

Some sample questions to ask:

  • What are alternative ways you present curriculum?

  • When is PE day, and what are appropriate clothes for that day?

  • What is your measurement of a student’s success?

  • How can parents help when their child is struggling with school?

  • What is your policy for birthdays, holidays, and celebrations?

  • How much time should students be spending on homework each night?

  • How long should students be reading each night?

  • What resources are available to students who are not meeting standards?

Benefits of attending Back to School Night:

  • Meet your child’s teacher in person. This goes a long way to forming a parent-school relationship that benefits your child.

  • See the classroom. Get a feel for your child’s educational environment. Get a glimpse of past and future projects.

  • See the campus. You’ll know what your child is talking about when they mention the MUR. You’ll feel more comfortable going into the office.

  • Meet other parents. Plug into the network humming with the inside scoop on free family events and deals around town.

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