School Advisory Committee (SAC) – The SAC is composed of eight voting members, four parents elected by the school community and four teachers. The School Liaison Officer and Elementary Principal also serve on the committee. Elected members serve a two-year term. The purpose of the committee is to discuss school matters of interest and concern within the community and make recommendations for policy changes as necessary. SAC meetings are held quarterly throughout the school year in the Elementary School Information Center. A suggestion box is available in the front of the school for your convenience for sending items of interest to the SAC committee.
Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) – The Vicenza Elementary/High School PTSA serves as a catalyst for making special things happen for students. The PTSA strives to support programs and opportunities not available through other channels.
Regularly scheduled executive board meetings provide opportunities for parents to become involved, active, and helpful to our children. Announcements for PTSA meetings are sent home at the beginning of each month in a regular school parent newsletter. The school office can direct you to a PTSA officer regarding your questions and concerns.
Parent Volunteers are always welcome in our classrooms. If you are interested, please contact your child’s teacher, the school offices, or our school parent volunteer coordinator.
Every Wednesday, your child will bring home a two-pocket “Wednesday Folder” containing information about upcoming class and school-wide events. Please keep the information and have your child return the folder to his or her classroom teacher the following day.
A Parent Newsletter, the All-Star Standard, including school calendar and lunch menu is e-mailed to every family each Friday. The letter contains useful information such as dates of school programs and meetings, schedule changes, and school closure dates.
A School Open House is scheduled around the start of school in September. Rather than a parent-teacher conference, this is a time for parents to see where their child spends his or her school day. Teachers will explain their instructional programs, expectations, classroom management, and grading system to the parents. Parent-Teacher Conferences are held for all students at the end of the first quarter. Additionally, portfolio conferences are led by students with their parents at the end of the 3rd marking period.