expect to be involved in school decisions that affect you
We recognize the importance of involving the members of our school community in the development of our programs and services because this engagement is the basis for building a strong, flourishing and inclusive school community.
As a member of the SCS community, you should expect to be involved in school decisions that affect you. Furthermore, your involvement in deliberations about what is important to you, like how the school community grows and develops, is absolutely essential to more informed board and management decisions and better service delivery. Effective community engagement taps into the collective knowledge and wisdom of our membership and contributes to building a more connected and resilient school community.
Your participation in the life of the school is an asset to be valued and encouraged. We will work hard to provide a range of opportunities for members to be knowledgeable about the issues facing the school’s board and management and to be actively involved in the cultural and civic life of our community.
Parent Partnership Program
If John F. Kennedy had been an SCS parent, he may have expounded “ask not what your school can do for you, ask what you can do for your school”. Active parent partnership is all about what you can do for your school. It is critical to the success of SCS for so many reasons – from fostering engagement to reducing operating expenses to providing an outlet for creativity based on giftings. We are pleased to provide the Parent Partnership Program to help you satisfy your service commitment while hopefully providing you with opportunities to connect to areas of the school where you may have a special interest.
What does not qualify for Parent Partnership?
- School-run or curricular activities
- Chaperoning field trips
- Helping in your child’s classroom
- Helping with an Outdoor Ed. program in which your child is participating
- Speaking in chapel or in class
- Assisting with mission projects
For the 2017-2018 school year, the annual service commitment expected of each parent is 8 hours. We understand circumstances arise during the year which may make it difficult for some parents to fulfill this commitment so, rather than trying to collect “buyout” money after the fact, we require a cheque post-dated for June 1, 2018 at the start of the school year from each parentfor the $400 buyout amount. This cheque will only be deposited at the end of the school year in the event a parent has not fulfilled his or her service commitment. Refunds will be issued on a pro-rated basis to compensate for partial contributions of service.
One-hour service credit is granted for each society membership meeting attended.
You must register online no later than November 30, 2017. Without your registration, we will assume you wish to "buy out" and, without further notice, will deposit your $400 buyout cheque on June 1, 2018.