Purpose of the Parent & Student Handbook (Annual Notification)

To provide annual notification to students, parents and guardians of their rights and responsibilities pertaining to their child’s education. Please read this Annual Notification. The parent or guardian is required to acknowledge their receipt of this notice by signing and returning the signature page to the school or DISTRICT program. The parent’s or guardian’s signature is an acknowledgment that they have been informed of their rights and does not indicate the parent’s or guardian’s consent for their child to participate or not participate in any particular program listed within the Annual Notification. Some legislation requires additional notification to the parents or guardians during the school term prior to a specific activity. (A separate letter will be sent to the parents or guardians prior to any of these specified activities or classes, and the student will be excused whenever the parents or guardians file with the principal of the school a statement in writing requesting that their child not participate.) Other legislation grants certain rights that are to be spelled out in this Annual Notification. DISTRICT and its Board recognize that parent or guardian involvement in their child’s education promotes student achievement and contributes greatly to the student’s success. This Annual Notification contains information on the various ways parental involvement is both permitted and encouraged by federal and state laws, as well as DISTRICT’s policies. DISTRICT commits to providing a quality education to all of its students in a safe and healthy environment. DISTRICT looks forward to a successful and positive school year, made possible by the dedicated efforts of its administrators, teachers, paraeducators, support staff, students, and parents and guardians.