How can parents become involved?
Research shows that strong parental involvement leads to student success at school. Parents interested in partnering with the school are encouraged to contact the school for additional information regarding:
- Parental involvement policies
- School-parent compact
- Parent night events
- School Site Council, ELMAC, & PTA
- Parent volunteer opportunities
Report Cards And Conferences
Report cards are sent home at the end of each trimester. Also, students receive a progress report at the mid-point of each trimester. Individual conferences for parents and teachers are scheduled at the end of the first and second trimesters. We also encourage parents to meet with teachers any time during the year. If you wish to meet with your child’s teacher and/or the principal, please contact the school office at (310) 533-4506 for an appointment so you can receive the time and privacy needed.
School Site Council
The School Site Council (SSC) is the centerpiece of site based decision-making. Council members work together to develop, implement and evaluate school policies, programs, procedures and budgets. A primary objective of our school is to develop a closer relationship between the school and community. The School Site Council is comprised of staff, parents and community representatives. This group is crucial in the ongoing improvement of our instructional program. Elections for SSC positions are held annually. Each member holds office for a two year term. The meetings are open to interested community members. School Site Council meets monthly. Decisions are publicized monthly in the Principal’s Newsletter and posted near the display case by the office.
English Language Multicultural Advisory Committee (ELMAC)
ELMAC is an elected group of individuals from the Fern school community. ELMAC is a vital link between the school and the parents of English Language Learners (ELL). This advisory committee is intended to provide a forum for sharing information with parents, as well as to allow a regular means for parents to communicate their needs, concerns, and suggestions to the school.