Student and Parent Handbook
2012 - 2013 School Year
A NOTE TO OUR SLCS FAMILIES AND STUDENTS
On behalf of the Saint Louis Charter School Board and Team, we would like to welcome you to Saint Louis Charter School’s (SLCS) 12th year! Because communication between school and home is crucial to the success of students, we have created The SLCS Family & School Success Plan and Student/Parent Handbook to help you and your child understand how SLCS functions and how we can effectively communicate with each other.
Elementary and Middle school are an exciting but challenging time for students and families. During this time of rapid developmental change we want to encourage students to take responsibility for finding out information, seeking extra help from a teacher when necessary, discussing problems with their teacher, and taking information home. Sometimes students at this age need assistance for all of this to happen so we count on you to alert us if your child is having trouble, just as we will call you to discuss any concerns that we might have. Students, we encourage and expect you to be an active part of your education and share your daily activities, homework, planners and notes with your parents/guardians. This stage in education is also a time where students make mistakes. We understand that students can make mistakes; adults make them too! All the adults at SLCS are eager to help you to learn and grow in the next few years and become a positive member of our community.
Elementary and Middle School is also a time when it’s important that students are willing to take academic risks. We want to create a safe and positive environment where children can try new things without fear of teasing or failure. We also want to encourage children to treat others with respect and honesty and to take increasing responsibility for their actions.In addition, we want to encourage everyone to accept each person as a unique individual and a significant part of the community. Families should continue to play a crucial role in a child’s growth and development: ask questions, become an active participant in the school community, talk to your child daily about the future. Parents/Guardians, you know your child best; trust your instincts. We want to work in partnership with you to bring out the best in your child.
At SLCS we care about you and value your input, and are willing to answer questions or help in any way we can. This handbook will serve as a tool for you as you journey through the school year. We look forward to working with you as members of a team that will help students to experience great academic success! We are thrilled to have you as a member of the SLCS community!