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Expectations of Students, Parents/Guardians and Families


It is essential for students to attend school daily in order to acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to become college and career-ready. Regular student participation in daily classroom activities plays a significant role in student’s school success.

Students are expected to attend school regularly and on time. District policy and state law require daily school attendance for those between the ages of 5 and 18, or until graduation from high school.


Students are expected to achieve academically. They are expected to:

  • Strive to fulfill their academic potential.
  • Actively participate in the educational process.
  • Actively participate in community activities.

Social Responsibility

Students are expected to be good members of the community. They are expected to:

  • Model and promote Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship
  • Respect authority, property, and the rights of others.
  • Maintain a safe school environment and in their larger community.

Learning Environment

Every student is responsible for helping maintain a safe, orderly, and educationally focused learning environment. Students are expected to:

  • Attend school every day and be on time for every class.
  • Resolve differences with others in a positive, non-violent way.
  • Remain drug, alcohol, and tobacco free.
  • Adhere to the school dress code.
  • Respect school property and the property of others.
  • Respect fellow students and all school staff members.
  • Comply with the standards of behavior for their classrooms, their school, and our district.

Parents & Families

School officials are partners with parents and families in educating all children. Every parent, guardian and family member of the school community shares in the responsibility for educating children in a safe and productive environment. You share in this responsibility when you:

  • Make sure your student(s) attend(s) school, on time, every day.
  • Support your student in doing their homework and studying at home.
  • Make learning a priority.
  • Attend parent-teacher student led conferences to discuss your student’s progress and how you can support their success.


  • Keep your contact information up to date at the school, including but not limited to, emergency and medical information.
    • Be sure to inform the school of any special healthcare need, including the need for medication during the school day
    • Complete the required paperwork for any medication sent to school with your child
  • Maintain regular communication with your children’s teachers, school administrators, and other school staff members.
  • Stay informed of your child’s ongoing scholastic achievement and progress, and advocate for your child’s learning needs.
  • Sign up for and use Parent Vue to get information about your child’s attendance, assignments, and much more.
  • Visit the Food and Nutrition Services page to manage your child’s meal account, view school menus, nutrition, and allergen information.
  • Use the Peachjar App for current events and information from your child’s school
  • Familiarize yourself with the Sick Day Guidelines on the APS Nursing Services website

Social Responsibility

  • Understand and follow district rules and the rules of your child’s school.
  • Support school administrators in enforcing these rules.
  • Support the school and the Board of Education in maintaining high expectations of all students.
  • Keep the school informed of your current contact information by notifying the school of any change of address or phone numbers.
  • Time permitting, volunteer at your child’s school. Schools have many areas in which parents can assist. Volunteers must have a current background check.