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Parental Notifications   

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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 any 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 notification 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. (Education Code 48981, 48985; 20 USC 6311, 6312)

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.

Policy HAYWARD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: August 3, 1992 Hayward, California

revised: October 8, 2003

revised: November 13, 2013