PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY
Both experience and research tell us that a child’s education succeeds best when there is good communication and a strong partnership between home and school. Your involvement in this partnership may include:
• Encouraging your child to put a high priority on education and working with your child on a daily basis to make the most of the educational opportunities the school provides.
• Ensuring that your child completes all homework assignments and special projects and comes to school each day prepared, rested, and ready to learn.
• Becoming familiar with all of your child’s school activities and with the academic programs, including special programs, offered in the district.
• Discussing with the counselor or principal any questions you may have about the options and opportunities available to your child.
• Reviewing the requirements of the graduation programs with your child once your child begins enrolling in courses that earn high school credit.
• Monitoring your child’s academic progress and contacting teachers as needed.
• Attending scheduled conferences and requesting additional conferences as needed. To schedule a telephone or in-person conference with a teacher, counselor, or principal, please call the school office at 527-3880 for an appointment. The teacher will usually return your call or meet with you during his or her conference period or before or after school.
• Becoming a school volunteer.
• Participating in campus parent organizations. Parent organizations include:
• Serving as a parent representative on the district-level or campus-level planning committees, assisting in the development of educational goals and plans to improve student achievement.
• Serving on the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC), assisting the district in ensuring local community values are reflected in health education instruction.
• Being aware of the school’s ongoing bullying and harassment prevention efforts.
• Attending board meetings to learn more about district operations. [See policies at BE and BED for more information.]
Obtaining Information and Protecting Student Rights
Your child will not be required to participate without parental consent in any survey, analysis, or evaluation—funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Education—that concerns:
• Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or the student’s parent.
• Mental or psychological problems of the student or the student’s family.
• Sexual behavior or attitudes.
• Illegal, antisocial, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior.
• Critical appraisals of individuals with whom the student has a close family relationship.
• Relationships privileged under law, such as relationships with lawyers, physicians, and ministers.
• Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents.
• Income, except when the information is required by law and will be used to determine the student’s eligibility to participate in a special program or to receive financial assistance under such a program.