LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Parish School System will offer tips for parents on helping their children with homework, as well as additional resources to get families more involved in students’ learning, during the second annual Academic Super Bowl at the Cajundome Convention Center.
“Academic Super Bowl II: We Are in It to Win It!” is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and is geared toward the entire family. During the event, teachers and district administrators will be available to demonstrate activities and lessons that students learn in the classroom in grades preschool through 12. Educators also will provide family members resources they can use at home to help reinforce what students learn in the classroom.
Free transportation to and from the event will be provided from select school sites: Acadiana High, Carencro High, Comeaux High, Lafayette High and Northside High. Buses will depart the schools at 4:30 p.m. and leave the convention center at 7 p.m. to return families to the high schools.
Interpreters will be available for students’ non-English-speaking and hearing-impaired family members.
The school system launched the event last year as districts across the state implemented new learning standards in English and math. At last year’s event, parents were able to ask teachers questions about the changes and learn different strategies to help their children with homework at home.
Those same opportunities will be available at this year’s event even as students demonstrate their knowledge of what’s being taught in the classroom, said Kelly Gonzalez, the school system’s parent involvement coordinator.
“The idea is to give parents a better understanding of how the students are being taught in our classrooms and things that they can do to support them academically at home,” Gonzalez said.
At the event, parents can also receive information about other services, such as nutrition and adult education learning opportunities, she said.
“We’ll have a child nutrition booth because there are parents who asked for that,” Gonzalez said. “Right now, there are lots of questions from families with children with allergies and special diets.”