Families | Rights & Responsibilities
Families have the right to:
- Send their students to an orderly and safe school environment.
- Be treated with courtesy and respect.
- Be informed of their child’s academic progress, attendance, and behavior concerns in a timely manner.
- Participate in problem-solving discussions about their child and the expectations of their school as the expert on their child’s needs.
- Receive information from school staff about ways to improve their children’s academic or behavioral progress including, but not limited to: counseling, tutoring, after-school programs, academic programs, and mental health services.
- Schedule conferences or classroom visits with teachers, principals, and other school staff.
- Bring concerns to the attention of school authorities.
- Challenge disciplinary action through the grievance or due process procedures outlined in this document.
- Receive translation and interpretation services.
Families have the responsibility to:
- Encourage their students to understand their culture and learn about other cultures.
- Model positive, respectful, and appropriate school behavior by treating school personnel and others with professional etiquette.
- Hold their students to high standards of achievement and conduct; encourage and praise their student’s accomplishments.
- Ensure their children attend school daily, on time, and ready to learn.
- Take responsibility for the behavior of their students as determined by law, community practice, and school expectations.
- Provide their children a space to complete their homework or allow participation in after-school programs that permit the completion of homework.
- Report and discuss any student behavior concerns or needs with a staff member and/or administrator; participate in problem-solving for their students and the school.
- Follow up on discipline reports by discussing the incident with their child and focusing on how to make good choices.
- Provide school with written explanations for student absences or tardiness and attend parent conferences.
- Provide updated contact information in a timely manner.