The Role of Parents As Partners and Participants in Our Community
Education at St. Anne’s School of Annapolis is centered upon each child – not each child in isolation, but rather each child seen in relation with other children, with the family, with the teachers, with the environment of the school, with the community and with the wider society. Parents are important partners in their children’s education and, therefore, in the program. Parents are an active part of their children's learning experience and, at the same time, help ensure the welfare of all children in the school.
To build a healthy and vibrant community, we need you. Your participation is essential and can take many forms. We invite you to participate in the day-to-day interaction during work in the classroom by responding to requests for volunteerism or making your talents and interests known to the school. We ask you to bring your questions and discussion points of educational topics and issues related to young children to your child’s teacher and Program Directors. We invite you to special events, excursions, and celebrations. We welcome you to contact us at any time and learn as much as possible about the dynamic program of which your child is a part, so that your child may have the optimal experience here.
When parents are living in separate households due to separation or divorce, our school policy is to send copies of all newsletters, progress reports and other school information to both households. The school’s front office will make arrangements with teachers to send materials electronically. The school requests that parents attend conferences together.
If students are to be picked up by only one parent regularly or on certain days, the school must receive a copy of the contract or court order stating who is permitted to pick up the student.
The school encourages families to work out differences concerning the student and school outside the school arena. The school strives to treat all parties equally. The child’s welfare is the most important concern to the school.
Power of Attorney
The school provides a form through which parents/guardians can give the Head of School, or her designate, permission to authorize emergency medical care in the event that parents cannot be contacted. This form is required for any school trips. If parents prefer not to give year-long authority, it is their responsibility to provide permission for each field trip in a timely manner.
Sexual Harassment is not tolerated at St. Anne’s School of Annapolis. It is the school’s policy that no member of the community—faculty, staff or student—may sexually harass another. Sexual harassment is defined as an infringement upon the individual’s right to work and study in an environment free from inappropriate attention to his or her gender.