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Parent Involvement

Parent-School Communications       |       Visitors and Volunteers

Daytime Class Visits/Classroom Interruptions      |      Uniform Complaint Procedure

 

 

PARENT-SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS
 
Thursday Folder   
Every Thursday your child will be bringing home a special Thursday Folder.  This is a Districtwide parent communication tool.  Notices, reminders, and other communications are distributed on Thursday and sent home in this folder, which is to be returned to school the following day.  This folder will be used all year.  
 
Parent Handbook/Calendar
The Parent Handbook is produced and published by the school.  It is provided free of charge to all families at Edison and is sent home to each family in the Thursday Folder the first week of school.  The Handbook contains important information, including the school calendar, school rules and discipline policy, administrative policies, a description of special programs and services offered to students and their families and a directory of school organizations and groups. Telephone numbers are to be used for school-related business only and are not to be used for solicitations of any other kind. 
 

Parent Involvement Policy
A parent involvement policy explains how the school district or the school itself supports the important role of parents in the education of their children. Every school district that receives Title I money must have a parent involvement policy. Parent/School compacts are a component of the parent involvement policy.

Click here to view the Parent Involvement Policy

Click here to view the Parent/School Compact

 
Parent University

Parent University Classes are available to all parents throughout the school year on various parenting and safety topics. See the link below to view the schedule.

Click here to view the Parent University Class Schedule

 

Parent Conferences

A parent may schedule a conference with the teacher at anytime by calling the school and leaving a message for the teacher or downloading the parent conference request form below and returning it to the school office. Parents may also email their child's teacher directly using the thomasedisonschool.org website where every teacher has a web page.

Click here to download the parent conference request form (English)

Click here to download the parent conference request form (Spanish)

Visitors
All visitors and volunteers are required to check in at the school office when arriving on campus.  A visitor’s pass must be clearly displayed and worn at all times while on campus. Parents/guests may make an appointment with the teacher and the principal to visit a classroom for up to 20 minutes.  Generally, a staff person accompanies visitors while making an observation/visitation.
 
Volunteers
All parents are welcome to become volunteers at Edison.  There are a variety of ways in which parents can assist the school.  A brief training is offered to parents in which they will learn the basics i.e. how to use copy machines, where to find supplies, etc.  Volunteers are asked to check in at the office when arriving on campus.  They will be given a visitor's pass which is to be clearly displayed while on campus.  A current Tuberculosis test result must be on file at the school before a volunteer may begin working with students. Edison Elementary encourages volunteers to be an active part in the school.  Volunteers help in classrooms, the library, at the lunch shelter and on the playground.  Please note that not all teachers use classroom volunteers and it is their right to decide if they would like to have parents volunteering in the classroom.  Please contact the school office for more information.
 
If you would like to be a Room Parent, please contact Mrs. Alves at calves@gusd.net or the school office for more information.
 
 

 
Daytime Class Visits/Classroom Interruptions
In fairness to the children, and also by order of the Superintendent of Schools, classroom interruptions will be kept at a minimum.  All arrangements should be made before the child leaves home in the morning.  Therefore, unless there is a dire emergency, the office will NOT relay a message to your child.  Please plan ahead and let your child know where he or she is to go after school if there is a change of plans.  Students are responsible for bringing their homework, instruments and library books with them in the morning.  This is an important lesson for them to learn.  The only acceptable classroom interruption is when you are taking your child home early for the day and the office has to call them from the classroom.  Classrooms will not be called the last 15 minutes of the school day for any reason.  Please do not come to the office at the end of the day and ask for your child.  You must wait at the Kenilworth gate with all other parents. 
 
 

 

Uniform Complaint Procedure

As required by law, the District has an adopted “Uniform Complaint Policy and Procedures” for specified programs or activities which receive state or federal funding.  These programs require a formal complaint procedure for any alleged acts of discrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, religion, age, sex, color, or physical or mental disability.  This procedure includes a process for filing, investigation, and resolution of a complaint from an individual or an agency alleging a violation.  Any complaints must be filed with the Superintendent of GUSD no later than six months from the date of the alleged discrimination occurred or the date the person filing the complaint first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged discrimination.