Parent/Student Handbook: Golden Oak Montessori’s policies are outlined in the Parent/Student Handbook provided to families at the beginning of each school year. Please refer to the handbook to find information on a variety of topics and please feel free to contact the office if you need further assistance.
Attendance: If your child is absent, please call the Office at (510) 931-7868 and press Option 2. Leave a message with your child’s name, the reason for the absence, the date of the absence, and your name and relationship to the student so we can verify it is indeed a parent/guardian notifying of the absence. Alternately you can email your child’s teacher or send a note to your child’s teacher upon your child’s return to school. For more information, review the Attendance Policy or visit our Attendance - Frequently Asked Questions page.
Title IX, Harassment, Intimidation, Discrimination, and Bullying Policy: The Title IX, Harassment, Intimidation, Discrimination and Bullying Policy prohibits any acts of discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying. Any student who feels she/he is a target of such behavior should immediately contact a teacher, Head of School, or other school staff person, or a family member so that she/he can get assistance. While submission of a verbal complaint is considered official, the reporting party is encouraged to complete a Complaint Form and submit to Gena Engelfried, the Head of School.
Parent Concerns: If you have a concern about your child’s experience at school, please speak with your student’s teacher. After speaking with the teacher, if you feel more discussion is needed, please make an appointment with the Head of School. If a resolution is still not achieved, the Parent/Student Handbook outlines in further detail the additional information summarized below.
Dispute Resolution Process
Golden Oak is committed to an open atmosphere in which any concern, suggestion, or complaint (issue) will receive a timely and respectful response. The Parent/Student Handbook outlines the Dispute Resolution Process which is to be used when a problem or concern has been brought to the attention of the responsible party, but the outcome or proposed solution is not to both parties’ satisfaction.
Uniform Complaint Procedure
Golden Oak Montessori is primarily responsible for compliance with federal and state laws. If the complaint or issue relates to a protected class of issues as defined by the California Department of Education, or requirement to pay a fee for a school sponsored activity, then the complainant can also choose to use the Uniform Complaint Procedure. A printed copy of the Uniform Complaint Procedure can also be provided free of charge by the school’s office.
If you have questions about a particular school policy, please contact the office at 510.931.7868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.