Welcome to the Parent Coordinator Page!!
Meet Your Parent Coordinator
Parent coordinators are an important part of your school community. They are responsible for:
creating a welcoming school environment for parents
working with the principal to address parent issues and concerns at the school
- conducting outreach to engage parents in their children’s education
- strengthening parent involvement in their children’s education
As a member of the school staff supervised by the school principal, the parent coordinator partners with and supports the work of their Parent Association/Parent Teacher Association,
School Leadership Team, community groups, and parent advisory councils.
Mrs. Marisa Franco
718-605-1189 ext 2700
You should note that students who were eligible for free meals during the 206-17 school year can continue to receive free meals until October 21, unless new eligibility has been determined. On October 24, the carryover of eligibility from the previous year expires, and your school must rely exclusively on meals eligibility for the current school year.
My Student Account
You now have a way to access key information about your child's progress in school. With a NYC Schools Account, you will be able to view your child's attendance, report card grades, and general student information in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet.
You can register for a NYC Schools account or log in HERE.
Parents’ Rights and Responsibilities
The New York City Department of Education recognizes that children excel when parents work closely with teachers and principals to develop strong partnerships. As partners in education, parents, guardians, and other family members have certain rights and responsibilities.
All Families Have the Following Rights:
- The right to a free public school education for their children.
- The right to be given access to information about their children’s performance and the educational programs and opportunities available to them and their children.
- The right to be actively involved in the education of their children.
- The right to file complaints and appeals.
- The right to translation and interpretation services in order to communicate effectively with the Department, in accordance with Chancellor's Regulation A663
All Parents Have the Following Responsibilities:
- The responsibility to send their children to school ready to learn.
- The responsibility to ensure that their children attend school regularly and arrive on time.
- The responsibility to be aware of their children’s work, progress, and problems.
- The responsibility to keep in touch with their children’s teachers and principal.
- The responsibility to respond to communications from their children’s school.
- The responsibility to attend important meetings and conferences.
- The responsibility to treat all school staff members with courtesy and respect.
We Encourage Parents To:
- Set high expectations for their children.
- Help out at schools by volunteering time, skills, or resources.
- Get involved in Parent Associations or Parent-Teacher Associations.
- Take part in school and community programs.
School Involvement for Parents
Children do better in school when their parents are actively involved. Parent involvement is more than just receiving information about what is happening in the school. Parents have many opportunities to take on leadership roles and to have influence in school communities. Here are just a few of the ways that family members can get involved in schools:
Joining the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is the main way to get involved at school. The PTA is a body comprised of parents of students. Each PTA develops its own bylaws, elects officers, and holds regular monthly meetings. Every public school in New York City must have one.
The PTA helps parents learn about the school, share ideas, and enrich the school. The specific roles of the PTA depend on the school and its members, but among its responsibilities are selecting members for the Community and Citywide Education Councils and organizing fundraisers, workshops, and family events.
The president of every PTA in a School District is a member of the District Presidents’ Council. The presidents of each Presidents’ Council, or their designees, serve on the Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Council (CPAC).
School Leadership Team
Parents, teachers, and administrators work together on the School Leadership Team (SLT) to make important decisions about the school. The SLT’s core responsibility is developing the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) that is aligned with the school's budget.
Community Education Councils (CEC)
There are 32 Community Education Councils (CEC) in New York City. Each CEC oversees a Community School District that includes public elementary, intermediate, and junior high schools. Each CEC has 11 voting members including nine parents of students in public elementary, intermediate and/or junior high schools in the district. There are two additional voting members who are appointed by the borough presidents and must be residents of or own or operate a business in the district. A non-voting high school senior residing in the district and who is an elected student leader will be appointed by the community superintendent. Beginning in the spring of 2005, parent selections and borough president appointments will take place every two years.
Head Lice Information
What do you do if your child has head lice? Do you need to know how to check for lice? Want to avoid getting lice? Review the information posted here:
Head lice occurs commonly among school-age children. Head lice are not a sign of poor hygiene and anyone can get them. Lice do not transmit infections and do not endanger a person’s health.
Lice pass from person to person by direct contact or by sharing clothing with lice on them. Head lice cause itching, commonly at the back of the head and neck or behind the ears. Many effective creams and shampoos are available over the counter or by prescription from your doctor.
You can help the school by checking your child's head regularly. Remind your child never to wear other children's hats, coats and /or hair bands and combs.
Keep long hair up or tied back
If your child does get lice, please contact the school. Do not send him or her back to school until treatment is complete and your child is lice-free.
IF YOUR CHILD HAS HAD LICE, HE/SHE MAY NOT RETURN TO SCHOOL UNTIL THE PRINCIPAL'S DESIGNEE HAS CHECKED AND DETERMINED THAT THEY ARE CLEAR TO RETURN.
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