Parents are the first and primary educators of their children. Their continued involvement and support of their children's education is essential for academic excellence. One way to show support is to be present at school often and offer assistance in the operation of the school. Parents are encouraged to provide twenty (20) hours of service to Everest Value School throughout the school year. Not only does this provide much needed help for the school, it also sends a clear message that parents value their child's place of education. Service opportunities will be made available throughout the year, or parents may check with the office or their child's teacher. Parents are responsible for making sure their hours are tracked and recorded in the office.

While Parent Participation Hours are not legally required, they are highly encouraged at Everest Value School. Lack of participation will NOT impact your child’s admission or enrollment. The school provides several different volunteer opportunities in the mornings, throughout the day, in the evenings, and on the weekend for parents to be involved as indicated in our parent involvement policy. We honor parents who are setting an example of service and commitment to their child’s education by completing their hours of participation. Involvement in your child’s education is something that your child will cherish for a lifetime. The actions you take while they are young, will make a tremendous impact when they are older. Parents, we thank you for continuing to be active members of our community; we are all enriched by your presence!

School Policy Committee

Everest Value School will have a school policy committee that will provide direction and oversight to the school, subject to the terms and limitations specified by the board of directors. Subject to the reserved rights of the board of directors, the school policy committee shall have the authority and responsibility to formulate and approve all policies necessary to the governance of the school; provided that they are consistent with the policies adopted by the board of directors for the governance of all schools.

Membership in the School Policy Committee

The school policy committee shall be composed of the following members:

  • the principal of the school, who shall also be the chair of the committee;
  • faculty members who are elected by the faculty and who are equal in number to twenty percent (20%) of the total faculty; except that there shall not be less than one faculty member, not more than four;
  • parents who are selected according to the by-laws of the school policy committee and who are equal in number to two percent (2%) of the total registered student enrollment, except that there shall not be fewer than two parents, nor more than five;
  • classified staff, if specified in the by-laws
  • community representatives, if specified in the by-laws.

Parent/Teacher Organization

In addition to the School Policy Committee, there is a parent board which serves the more immediate needs of the school during the year. This board consists of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, School Safety Chair, Facilities Chair, and Social Activities Chair. Terms are for two years, unless elected individual cannot or does not fulfill obligations of the office. Elections for open positions are held in the fall. Meetings are held monthly (or more often if needed) during the school year. Meeting times are publicized beforehand, and agendas posted near the front office. All parents are encouraged to attend meetings; however, only board members vote on action items. Visiting parents have time at each meeting to speak of concerns about the school.

Handling Issues and Concerns

We expect parents to be involved in their child's education here at Everest Value School. You are a vital component of your child's success. It is understandable that you might have concerns about some of the elements of your child's life here. If those concerns are not addressed, they can cause friction at home or with the teacher or other students. Please do not wait long to talk with someone about your child's unhappiness. Usually things can be worked out easily and quickly. Here are some tips for resolving problems quickly and effectively:

  • Set an appointment to talk with the teacher or staff member involved first.
    • Express your concerns as calmly as possible in terms of how your child is being affected.
    • Keep an open mind.
    • Think of more than one solution to the problem.
    • Realize that we have many children that have needs, and what works at home may not be reasonable here at school.
  • If you feel that your concerns have not been met by talking with the teacher or staff member, set an appointment to see the principal or vice-principal. Usually an appointment will be available the same day you call. We want your child to succeed here, and we want each child to feel comfortable. Occasionally, the Parent Educator or another mediator will be consulted to address the problem.
  • Schoolwide issues may be addressed at any time by writing a letter or calling the principal, or by putting an item on the agenda for the next parent meeting.

The Official Parent Involvement Policy is both the Local Education Agency and School Level Policy for Everest Value School and it describes how the school will fulfill the Title I parent involvement requirements of No Child Left Behind.

If you'd like to view some of the additional policies and procedures for parents at Everest Value School, click here.

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