Parental Rights

Parental Rights
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Parents/guardians of pupils enrolled at GHC have the right to work together in a mutually supportive and respectful partnership to help their child succeed. Parents/guardians, subject to certain conditions and notifications, have the right to:

  • Observe the classroom(s) in which their student is enrolled.
  • Meet with their student’s teacher(s), counselor, and/or administrative director.
  • Volunteer, under the supervision of GHC employees, their time and resources for the improvement of school facilities and programs. However, please note that in order to keep all students safe and in consideration of the best interest of the school, GHC requires volunteers to processed through Human Resources which includes being fingerprinted and providing documentation of current TB clearance. The parent volunteer packet can be downloaded from the school’s website or in the TK-8 Office.
  • Be notified if their student is absent from school without permission.
  • Receive the results of their student’s performance on standardized and statewide tests and information on the performance of the school.
  • Have a school environment for their student that is safe and supportive of learning.
  • Examine the curriculum materials of the class(es) in which their student is enrolled.
  • Be informed of their student’s progress in school and of the appropriate school personnel whom they should contact if problems arise with their student.
  • Access school records of their student and to question anything that they feel is inaccurate, misleading or is a violation of the student's privacy rights and to receive a response from the school.
  • Receive information concerning the academic performance standards, proficiencies, or skills their student is expected to accomplish.
  • Be informed in advance about school rules, attendance policies, dress codes, and procedures for visiting the school. Information is contained in this handbook.
  • Receive information about any psychological testing the school does involving their student and to deny permission to give the test.
  • Participate as a member of a school committee, governing board, or parent organization, in accordance with any rules and regulations governing membership in these groups.
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