H. PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
All fund raising activities conducted on behalf of a school initiative must be approved by the principal.
Teachers and parents are encouraged to maintain regular communication during the school year. Individual teachers communicate with parents in a variety of ways, such as: email, phone calls, conferences, newsletters, and special event announcements.
Parents are asked to communicate with teachers about any changes in home circumstances that may affect a child’s performance or behavior, such as: health concerns, death in the family, an extended illness, a separation or divorce, or the loss of a pet.
If a parent has specific concerns regarding their child it is recommended that concerns be discussed initially with the classroom teacher. If the issue is not resolved after working with the teacher, the parent should contact the principal.
(3)PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)
All parents are encouraged to become active in the Parent Teacher Association. Information about P.T.A. activities and meetings are announced in The Beating Drum.
(4)PARENTAL REQUESTS FOR STUDENT PLACEMENT
It is the policy of Chester-Andover Elementary School to place students in classes for the following year based upon consultation among teaching staff, guidance staff, and the Principal. The administration will consider parental requests for placement of students for the ensuing school year that are received no later than Friday prior to the start of the April vacation of each school year. (A form is sent home in The Beating Drum). There is no guarantee that a parental request will be honored.
The Beating Drum is our weekly school-wide newsletter. This includes lunch menus, calendar items, specials events and other school news, The deadline for submitting items for The Beating Drum is the close of school on Wednesday.
Parents are asked to check with their child on a daily basis regarding communications from school and to remind their child of the importance of bringing written communications home in a timely manner.
(6)SMOKING AT PUBLIC FUNCTIONS
To promote the health and safety of all students and staff, and to promote the cleanliness of all facilities, the CAES School Board board bans the use of all tobacco products in all school buildings, on all school vehicles and on all school grounds.
This ban extends to all employees, students and patrons attending school-sponsored events and meetings.
(7)VISITS TO SCHOOL BY PARENTS
In the absence of a court order denying visitation rights to a parent, both custodial and non-custodial parents may schedule visits to their child(ren)’s classes. Parents are asked to contact the respective teacher to arrange an appropriate time. Arrangements for other visits should be made through the school office. After consultation with the teacher a convenient time for the visit will be suggested. Requests by parents to visit classes may be denied by the principal when the visit would result in disruption to the learning process in the classroom.
For the safety of our children, all visitors are required to sign the visitors’ log at the office, including the purpose of the visit, and to obtain and wear a visitors’ pass. Visits by individual students from other schools must be requested at least one day in advance. Such visits may be approved at the discretion of the classroom teacher if not disruptive to the educational program.
Volunteers are always needed and appreciated. A notice describing volunteer opportunities is sent home at the beginning of the school year. All volunteers are expected to sign a statement of confidentiality prior to interacting with students and to observe the same high standards of confidentiality which is required of school staff. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact your child’s teacher or the school office.