Parent Resources - Parent Involvement Policy

The Board of Trustees believes that the education of children is a joint responsibility, one it shares with the parents/guardians and the school community.  To ensure that the best interests of the child are served in this process, a strong program of communication between home and school must be maintained and parental involvement in school concerns encouraged.

The Board of Trustees recognizes the vital role of parents/guardians in the welfare and education of their children and the pivotal part they play in shaping character and values.  Because parents/guardians are familiar with the needs, problems, gifts and abilities of their children, staff should seek to involve parents/guardians as much a spossible in the planning of the individual program.  Parents/guardians must, by law, be included in the development of certain educational programs for their children.

Parents/guardians are requested to keep the school apprised of changes in factors in the home situation that may affect pupil conduct or performance.  Parents/guardians are specifically requested to inform the school of any changes in legal custody of the child.

Parents/guardians are responsible for their child’s punctuality, attendance, cleanliness and propriety of dress.

The Head of School shall develop procedures and regulations to implement this policy.  These regulations shall include use of the parent/guardian’s native language when necessary.

Board of Trustees Approval Date: 1/19/2010