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Parent School Systems Menu: Parent Focus

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Although no parent expects or anticipates receiving bad news from their child's school, unexpected events do occur. During these potentially challenging times, it is important for you to be familiar with your rights as well as those of your child. Take a look at some of the most common rights that you have as a parent.

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"It takes a village to raise a child." It is more than just a saying. It is, in fact, a guiding principle of the GEAR UP program. GEAR UP was founded, in part, to help parents become partners with their children's schools; however, you, as the parent, play the most active and important role in nurturing your child's academic success. Encourage your student to stretch academically each day. Learn how here...

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Work and family obligations can sometimes be overwhelming. How are you supposed to also fit classroom visits and phone calls to teachers into your already busy schedule? As challenging as it may seem at times, your involvement in your child's education is vital to your child's academic success. Explore the many things that you can do both at home and at your child's school to get more involved.

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Because you are trying to do many things, it is nearly impossible to attend every school function; however, it is important that you stay informed of the activities that require your attendance. Find out more about some of those activities.

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Help is on the way! Check out the many academic outreach and parent education programs that exist in California to help you reach your goal of being the most effective parent you can.

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Lack of transportation may present a problem for you; however, the following suggestions may help you get your child to school activities.

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