Frequently Asked Questions
When does the school day begin?
School begins at 8:15 a.m.
When does the school day end?
School ends at 2:00 p.m. for grades K-3; 2:20 p.m. for grades 4-8
Are students allowed to have cell phones at school?
Yes. According to new state laws, students may have cell telephones however, they CANNOT disrupt class. Cell telephones must be turned off and put away during school hours. If a student is caught using his/her cell telephone in class, the cell telephone can and will be confiscated by the staff. A parent is the only one who will be allowed to retrieve the student’s cell telephone. Cell phones with cameras are not allowed.
Does this school offer field trips?
Yes, Frank D. Parent offers field trips from IUSD approved field trip list. Students are only able to go with a signed permission slip from his/her parent or guardian.
What is the school uniform policy?
Uniforms are mandatory for all Frank D. Parent students everyday. The uniform consists of: navy blue bottoms – slacks, skirts, jumpers, skorts, or shorts, and white, light blue, or dark blue– collared shirts or blouses, closed toes shoes or athletic shoes (no sandals) and socks. Uniform jackets and sweaters are not required.
What is the cost of lunch?
Currently lunch is free for all students at Parent School.
Is Frank D. Parent a year-round school?
No. Frank D. Parent is on the traditional school calendar that begins September and ends in June.
Does this school acknowledge Cesar Chavez, and Martin Luther King’s birthdays?
Yes, both birthdays are local holidays; there will be no school. Please check the District or School Calendar for the day the holiday will be observed.
When is progress reports issued?
Progress reports are issued every 5-6 weeks between report cards.
- All students are required to wear their school uniform daily . Students are not permitted to wear curlers, sunglasses, bare midriff tops, hats, mini dresses or skirts, white t-shirts, bandannas, hairnets, rags or sagging trousers.
- Zero tolerance for students who have weapons of any kind real, toy or replica on campus. (Suspension and/or possible Expulsion)
- Zero tolerance for fighting, physical attacks or verbal threats against students or school personnel. (Suspension and/or possible Expulsion)
- Zero tolerance for students using tobacco products, drugs or drinking alcohol beverages on campus. (Suspension and possible Expulsion)
- Zero tolerance for students engaging in any form of sexual harassment. (Suspension and/or possible Expulsion)
- Students are not allowed to bring any electronic devices or toys to school. This includes CD Players, IPODS, video games, trading cards, and/or balls etc.
- According to new state laws, students may have cell phones however, they CANNOT disrupt class. Cell phones must be turned off during class.
- Any student, who damages, writes on walls, defaces or takes school property or the property of others may be suspended.
- Students are not permitted to loiter or create disturbances on campus. Students will not be allowed to leave the classroom without permission from the teacher and a pass.
- Students are not allowed to ride bicycles, skateboards, scooters or roller skates on campus.
- Candy, gum and sunflower seeds are not allowed. The selling of candy and other items by students IS NOT ALLOWED. The school will confiscate item(s) and money.
- Food items are to remain in, and be consumed in the designated eating areas. LITTERING IS NOT ALLOWED.
In accordance with state law, all children between 6 and 18 years of age must attend school full time until the end of the term, quarter, or semester in which they become 18 years of age, or have graduated from high school.
Students should be on campus no later than 8:00 a.m. Students must attend school 85% of the school year. Three absences excused or unexcused will cause parents to receive a truancy letter. Three tardies equal one absence. Students with excessive absences will be referred to the School Attendance and Review Team (SART).
The following are considered reasons for excused absences: Personal illness (medical verification may be required); attendance at the funeral of a relative; doctor or dental appointments, however, such appointments should be made when school is not in session. When you return to school after being absent, State Law, Inglewood Unified School District and school rules require students to bring a note from a parent or guardian stating the reason for the absence.
Unexcused absences are those, which may have parental approval, i.e. vacations, emergencies, babysitting, personal reasons, etc. but are not considered as legal excused absence. Average Daily Attendance (A.D.A.) is only provided to the school for every student who is present. The State does not pay for absences excused or unexcused.
Numerous unexcused absences will be referred to the School Attendance Review Board (S.A.R.B.)
To avoid the disruption of instructional time we suggest that all students arrive at school no later than 8:00 a.m. Three tardies equal one absence. Students who are consistently absent and/or tardy will be referred to the SART/SARB Boards.
- Arrive at class on time and be prepared to work.
- Bring pencils, erasers, books, paper and any other school supplies you will need to be successful in school.
- Pay close attention to your teacher.
- Arrange to make up any work missed while absent.
- Help keep the classroom neat. At the end of the school day, pick up all trash around your desk, put all books inside your desk and place your chair on top of your desk.
- Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself. Do not disrupt the learning process by talking, hitting or teasing other students.
- No food drinks, gum, seeds, etc. are allowed in the classroom at any time.
- Follow directions.
All Students are responsible for the items stored in their backpacks. Textbooks are the responsibility of each student. Lost or stolen books must be replaced. The cost of most books is $60.00 each. We suggest students keep their backpacks within sight at ALL times. DO NOT leave backpacks by classroom walls.