Board Policy #S-5145.6

New Haven Unified School District

Parent Notifications

The Governing Board recognizes that notifications are essential to effective communication between the school and the home. The Superintendent or designee shall send students and parents/guardians all notifications required by law, including notifications about their legal rights, and other notifications he/she believes will promote parental understanding and involvement.

(cf. 5020 – Parent Rights and Responsibilities)
(cf. 5022 – Student and Family Privacy Rights)
(cf. 6020 – Parent Involvement)

The notice required pursuant to Education Code 48980 shall be sent at the beginning of each academic year and may be provided either by regular mail, in electronic form when so requested by the parent/guardian, or by any other method normally used to communicate with parents/guardians in writing. (Education Code 48981, 48982)

If any activity specified in Education Code 48980 will be undertaken by any school during the forthcoming school term, the notice shall state that fact and the approximate date on which any such activity will occur. No such activity shall be undertaken with respect to any particular student unless his/her parent/guardian has been informed of such action through the annual notification or other separate special notification. (Education Code 48983-48984)

The annual notifications shall include a request that the parent/guardian sign the notice and return it to the school or, if the notice is provided in electronic format, that the parent/guardian submit a signed acknowledgment of receipt of the notice to the school. The parent/guardian's signature is an acknowledgment of receipt of the information but does not indicate that consent to participate in any particular program has been given or withheld. (Education Code 48982)

Notifications to parents/guardians shall be written both in English and in the family's primary language when so required by law. Whenever an employee learns that a student's parent/guardian is, for any reason, unable to understand the district's printed notifications, the principal or designee shall work with the parent/guardian to establish other appropriate means of communication.

Legal Reference:

221.5 Prohibited sex discrimination
231.5 Sexual harassment policy
262.3 Appeals; information re: availability of civil remedies
310 Structured English Immersion Program
17288 Students: school buildings
17612 Notification of pesticide use
32221.5 Insurance for athletic team members
32255-32255.6 Right to refuse harmful or destructive use of animals
32390 Fingerprint program; contracts; funding; consent of parent/guardian
35178.4 Notice of accreditation status
35183 School dress codes; uniforms
35186 Complaints concerning deficiencies in instructional materials and facilities
35256 School accountability report card
35291 Rules
37616 Consultation
39831.5 School bus rider rules and information
44808.5 Permission to leave school grounds
46010.1 Notice re: excuse to obtain confidential medical services
46014 Regulations regarding absences for religious purposes
46600-46611 Interdistrict attendance agreements especially:
46601 Failure to approve interdistrict attendance
48000 Minimum age of admission
48070.5 Promotion or retention of students
48205 Absence for personal reasons
48206.3 Students with temporary disabilities; individual instruction; definitions
48207 Students with temporary disabilities in hospitals outside of school district
48208 Students with temporary disabilities in qualifying hospitals
48216 Immunization
48260.5 Notice to parent re truancy
48263 Referral to SARB or probation department
48432.5 Involuntary transfers of students
48904 Liability of parent/guardian for willful student misconduct
48904.3 Withholding grades, diplomas, or transcripts
48906 Notification of release of student to peace officer
48911 Notification in case of suspension
48912 Closed sessions; consideration of suspension
48915.1 Expelled individuals: enrollment in another district
48916 Readmission procedures
48918 Rules governing expulsion procedures
48980 Required notification at beginning of term
48980.3 Notification of pesticide use
48981 Time and means of notification
48982 Signature; return to school; effect of signature
48983 Contents of notice
48984 Activities prohibited unless notice given
48985 Notices to parents in language other than English
48987 Child abuse information
49063 Notification of parents of their rights
49067 Regulations regarding student's achievement
49068 Transfer of permanent enrollment and scholarship record
49069 Absolute right to access
49070 Challenging content of records
49073 Release of directory information
49076 Access to student records
49077 Access to information concerning a student in compliance with court order
49091.14 Prospectus
49332 Notifications of retention of object by school personnel; release
49403 Cooperation in control of communicable disease and immunization
49423 Administration of prescribed medication for student
49451 Physical examinations: parent's refusal to consent
49452.5 Screening for scoliosis
49452.8 Oral health assessment
49456 Report to parent
49480 Continuing medication regimen for nonepisodic conditions
49510-49520 Duffy-Moscone Family Nutrition Education and Services Act of 1970
51513 Personal beliefs
51938 Right of parent/guardian re: notice HIV/AIDS and sexual health instruction
52164.1 Census-taking methods; determination of primary language; assessment of language skills 52164.3 Notice of reassessment of language skills
52173 Consultation with parents or guardians; notice to parents or guardians; withdrawal of student
52244 Advanced Placement Program
54444.2 Migrant education programs; parent involvement
56301 Child-find system; policies re: written notification rights
56321 Special education: proposed assessment plan
56329 Written notice of right to findings; independent assessment
56341.1 Individualized education program for student
56341.5 Individualized education program team meetings
56343.5 IEP meetings
56346 Parental notice and consent to special education program
58501 Alternative schools: notice required prior to establishment
60641 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program
60850 High school exit examination
60852.4 High school exit examination waiver for disabled student

1596.857 Right to enter child care facility
120365 Immunizations
120370 Immunizations
120375 Immunizations
120440 Sharing immunization information
124100 School districts and private schools; information to parents

627.5 Hearing request following denial or revocation of registration

18976.5 Parental notice; right of refusal to participate

863 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program
3052 Behavioral intervention
3831 General standards (Gifted and Talented Program)
4622 Notice requirements and recipients
4631 Responsibilities of the local agency
11303 Reclassification of English language learners
11309 Parental exception waivers
11523 Notice of proficiency examinations
18066 Policies and procedures absences for child care

1232g Family Educational and Privacy Rights Act
1415 Procedural safeguards
1681-1688 Title IX, discrimination based on sex or blindness
6311 State plans
6312 Local education agency plans
6316 Academic assessment and local education agency school improvement
6318 Parental involvement
7908 Armed forces recruiter access to students

2000d -2000d-7, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964

99.7 Student records, annual notification
99.34 Student records, disclosure to other educational agencies
104.36 Procedural safeguards
106.9 Dissemination of policy, nondiscrimination on basis of sex
300.322 Parent participation
300.502 Independent educational evaluation
300.503 Prior written notice
300.504 Procedural safeguards notice
300.508 Due process complaint
300.530 Discipline procedures

763.93 Management plans

First Reading
February 1, 1994
June 19, 2007
April 15, 2014

Second Reading
March 1, 1994
July 10, 2007
May 6, 2014