We want encourage you to take full advantage of the resources and information provided in this handbook. While not all of the material may apply to you and your child, there is essential information contained in the handbook that will help you interact with your child’s school and be the best advocate for your child’s educational needs.
Engaged parents are critical partners in student success. The more you know, the more you can be involved – and we want you to be fully involved!
Do not think of this handbook as a “rulebook.” Instead, it’s an agreement between you, your child, your school and your district. You and your child have rights in education, and we all have the shared responsibility of making sure your child gets the high-quality education he or she deserves. We as a district have a duty to help your child grow academically, socially and emotionally. This handbook serves as a pledge that we will work with each other to make that happen.
Part of our promise to you is that we will provide a positive school culture through discipline processes designed to help students build positive relationships and healthy social skills with other students and with caring adults.
In this handbook, you’ll find that information and much more spread over a few dozen pages that are hopefully easy to understand and navigate. We hope that after reading it, you keep this guide in a drawer or on a desk for the rest of the year. Use it as a reference guide as the months go by and the school year progresses. When you have a question, you can refer to this book first.