Enrolling a child at Sedona Charter School requires parents to make a strong commitment to the education of their child. Sedona Charter School believes that education takes place both at home and in the school. Therefore, parents and the school must be active partners in the education of the child. The partnership is intended to be a friendly, supportive, common effort designed to enhance the development of the whole child. The partnership responsibilities are outlined below. As Sedona Charter School staff, Governing Council, and families work together to fulfill these responsibilities, we will create an extraordinary educational environment for our children.
Sedona Charter School Responsibilities
- Provide and develop an academic program that fulfills the goals expressed in Sedona Charter School’s mission and goals statement.
- Together with parents, the teacher will develop or update the child’s educational plan and related student, teacher, and parent responsibilities on a regular basis.
- Provide programs for parents on the school’s philosophy and teaching methods.
- Ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the children at school. We will meet or exceed all federal and state requirements.
- Provide advice and encouragement toward developing a home atmosphere conductive to nurturing a love of learning.
- Welcome parent visits.
- Notify families of any perceived failure to fulfill their obligations of the agreement.
- Notify families of any disciplinary action regarding their child.
- Participate in the Sedona Charter School’s orientation program to thoroughly understand the school’s philosophy and policies. – The school believes children develop best when their family and school share a strong and consistent set of values. Our shared values include: Honesty, integrity, responsibility, self-discipline, compassion, courage, perseverance, loyalty, faith, work, and friendship.
- Provide a home setting that stimulates a love of learning.
- Support your child in ensuring that he or she completes homework appropriately and on schedule.
- Spend at least one hour per year observing your child’s classroom.
- Complete and return the annual spring Parent/Student Satisfaction Survey.
- Volunteer for the school. (See below).
- Conduct activities with your child that develop his/her personal skills and values. – Use methods that are compatible with those of the school. In partnership with your child’s Principal Educator, develop, update, and implement an education plan that defines the activities you will conduct in the home during the school year. (See below.)
- Involve your family in activities that contribute to your child’s development as an active citizen of the local community. (See below.)
- On a committee
- In the classroom or office
- To organize and chaperone field trips
- To donate materials or art supplies, or funds for materials
- To make materials at home
- Your expertise; anywhere!
Conduct activities like:
- Reading with your child
- Trips to the library
- Trips to museums, art galleries, exhibits
- Cooking, preparing shopping lists, banking
- Sharing current events
- Managing time; TV schedules
Involve your family in:
- The school’s community
- Kid’s vote
- Community service organizations (food drives, etc.)
- Other activities and organizations that benefit our school and community