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Mountain View-Los Altos Union HSD |  BP  5145.6  Students

Parental Notifications   

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The Board of Trustees desires to promote effective communication between the school and the home and to keep parents/guardians informed regarding educational programs, school operations, and the legal rights of students and their parents/guardians. The Superintendent or designee shall send parents/guardians and students all notifications required by law 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)

Notice of the rights and responsibilities of parents/guardians as specified in Education Code 48980 shall be sent at the beginning of each academic year and may be provided by regular mail, in electronic form when so requested by the parent/guardian, or by any other method normally used by the district for written communication with parents/guardians. (Education Code 48981)

No activity specified in Education Code 48980 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. Such notice shall state the activity that will be undertaken and the approximate date on which the activity will occur. (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)

Whenever a student enrolls in a district school during the school year, his/her parents/guardians shall be given all required parental notifications at that time.

Notifications shall be presented in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, in a language that parents/guardians can understand.

Whenever 15 percent or more of the students enrolled in a district school speak a single primary language other than English, as determined from the California Department of Education census data collected pursuant to Education Code 52164, all notices sent to the parent/guardian of any such student shall, in addition to being written in English, be written in the primary language, and may be responded to either in English or the primary language. (Education Code 48981, 48985)

Whenever an employee learns that a student's parent/guardian is unable to understand the district's printed notifications for any reason, he/she shall inform the principal or designee, who 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

234.7 Student protections relating to immigration and citizenship status

262.3 Appeals for discrimination complaints; information regarding availability of civil remedies

310 Language acquisition programs

313 Reclassification of English learners, parental consultation

313.2 Long-term English learner, notification

440 English language proficiency assessment; instruction in English language development

8483 Before/after school program; enrollment priorities

17288 Building standards for university campuses

17611.5-17612 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

33479.3 The Eric Paredes Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act

35160.5 Extracurricular and cocurricular activities

35178.4 Notice of accreditation status

35182.5 Advertising in the classroom

35183 School dress codes; uniforms

35186 Complaints concerning deficiencies in instructional materials and facilities

35211 Driver training; district insurance, parent/guardian liability

35256 School Accountability Report Card

35258 School Accountability Report Card

35291 Rules for student discipline

37616 Consultation regarding year-round schedule

39831.5 School bus rider rules and information

44050 Employee codes of conduct, employee interactions with students

44808.5 Permission to leave school grounds

46010.1 Notice regarding excuse to obtain confidential medical services

46014 Regulations regarding absences for religious purposes

46600-46611 Interdistrict attendance agreements

48000 Minimum age of admission

48070.5 Promotion or retention of students

48204 Residency requirements

48205 Absence for personal reasons

48206.3 Students with temporary disabilities; individual instruction; definitions

48207-48208 Students with temporary disabilities in hospitals

48213 Prior notice of exclusion from attendance

48216 Immunization

48260.5 Notice regarding truancy

48262 Need for parent conference regarding truancy

48263 Referral to school attendance review board or probation department

48301 Interdistrict transfers

48350-48361 Open Enrollment Act

48354 Option to transfer from school identified under Open Enrollment Act

48357 Status of application for transfer from school identified under Open Enrollment Act

48412 Certificate of proficiency

48432.3 Voluntary enrollment in continuation education

48432.5 Involuntary transfers of students

48850-48859 Education of foster youth and homeless students

48900.1 Parental attendance required after suspension

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

48911.1 Assignment to supervised suspension classroom

48912 Closed sessions; consideration of suspension

48915.1 Expelled students; enrollment in another district

48916 Readmission procedures

48918 Rules governing expulsion procedures

48929 Transfer of student convicted of violent felony or misdemeanor

48980 Required notification at beginning of term

48980.3 Notification of pesticide use

48981 Time and means of notification

48982 Parent signature acknowledging receipt of notice

48983 Contents of notice

48984 Activities prohibited unless notice given

48985 Notices to parents in language other than English

48987 Child abuse information

49013 Use of uniform complaint procedures for complaints regarding student fees

49063 Notification of parental rights

49067 Student evaluation; student in danger of failing course

49068 Transfer of permanent enrollment and scholarship record

49069 Absolute right to access

49070 Challenging content of student record

49073 Release of directory information

49073.6 Student records, social media

49076 Access to student records

49077 Access to information concerning a student in compliance with court order

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

49452.7 Information on type 2 diabetes

49452.8 Oral health assessment

49456 Results of vision or hearing test

49471-49472 Insurance

49475 Student athletes; concussions and head injuries

Legal Reference: (continued)

49480 Continuing medication regimen for nonepisodic conditions

49510-49520 Duffy-Moscone Family Nutrition Education and Services Act of 1970

49557.5 Child Hunger Prevention and Fair Treatment Act of 2017; notice of negative balance in meal account

51225.1 Exemption from district graduation requirements

51225.2 Course credits; foster youth, homeless youth, former juvenile court school students and military-connected students

51225.3 Graduation requirements; courses that satisfy college entrance criteria

51229 Course of study for grades 7-12

51513 Personal beliefs; privacy

51938 HIV/AIDS and sexual health instruction

52164 Language census

52164.1 Census-taking methods; determination of primary language; assessment of language skills

52164.3 Reassessment of English learners; notification of results

54444.2 Migrant education programs; parent involvement

56301 Child-find system; policies regarding written notification rights

56321 Special education: proposed assessment plan

56321.5-56321.6 Notice of parent rights pertaining to special education

56329 Written notice of right to findings; independent assessment

56341.1 Development of individualized education program; right to audio record meeting

56341.5 Individualized education program team meetings

56343.5 Individualized education program meetings

56521.1 Behavioral intervention

58501 Alternative schools; notice required prior to establishment

60615 Exemption from state assessment

60641 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

69432.9 Submission of grade point average to Cal Grant program


1798.29 District records, breach of security


1596.857 Right to enter child care facility

104420 Tobacco use prevention

104855 Availability of topical fluoride treatment

116277 Lead testing of school drinking water

120365-120375 Immunizations

120440 Sharing immunization information

124100-124105 Health screening and immunizations


626.81 Notice of permission granted to sex offender to volunteer on campus

627.5 Hearing request following denial or revocation of registration


852 Exemptions from state assessments

863 Reports of state assessment results

3052 Behavioral intervention

4622 Notification of uniform complaint procedures

4631 Uniform complaint procedures; notification of decision and right to appeal

4702 Student transfer from school identified under Open Enrollment Act

4917 Notification of sexual harassment policy

11303 Reclassification of English learners

11511.5 English language proficiency assessment; test results

11523 Notice of proficiency examinations

18066 Child care policies regarding excused and unexcused absences

18094-18095 Notice of Action; child care services

18114 Notice of delinquent fees; child care services

18118-18119 Notice of Action; child care services


2951 Hearing tests

6040 Time period to obtain needed immunizations


1232g Family Educational and Privacy Rights Act

1232h Privacy rights

1415 Procedural safeguards

6311 State plan

6312 Local educational agency plans

6318 Parent and family engagement

7908 Armed forces recruiter access to students


1758 Child nutrition programs

11431-11435 McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act


245.5 Eligibility criteria for free and reduced-price meals

245.6a Verification of eligibility for free and reduced-price meals


99.7 Student records, annual notification

99.30 Disclosure of personally identifiable information

99.34 Student records, disclosure to other educational agencies

99.37 Disclosure of directory information

104.32 District responsibility to provide free appropriate public education

104.36 Procedural safeguards

104.8 Nondiscrimination

106.9 Dissemination of policy, nondiscrimination on basis of sex

200.48 Teacher qualifications

300.300 Parent consent for special education evaluation

300.322 Parent participation in IEP team meetings

300.502 Independent educational evaluation of student with disability

300.503 Prior written notice regarding identification, evaluation, or placement of student with disability

300.504 Procedural safeguards notice for students with disabilities

300.508 Due process complaint

300.530 Discipline procedures


763.84 Asbestos inspections, response actions and post-response actions

763.93 Asbestos management plans

Management Resources:


Unpaid Meal Charges: Guidance and Q&A, SP 23-2017, March 2017

Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement -- Nutrition Programs and Services, FNS Instruction 113-1, 2005


U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service:


adopted: December 10, 2018 Mountain View, California