Parent’s Rights

Understanding Sudbury / Parents’ Rights –  by Dionne Ekendiz

By now, we (parents and students) have all probably realized that this school isn’t as easy as it first seems. Even though our children get to do what they want all day long, they are expected to be responsible for themselves and accountable for their actions. This can sometimes lead to anger about not getting one’s way, anxiousness about having to write up a friend who has been mean, or frustration about losing a privilege.

As Sudbury staff, part of our job is to let students experience this full range of emotions while holding the boundaries of safety and respect. We thank you for trusting us with this huge responsibility. More importantly, we thank you for trusting that your children, given the freedom to do so, will behave responsibly. And we can assure you that they are!

Some parents have asked what their role in all of this is. One very important role is to support your child through this growth process. Although staff will not debrief you about your child’s day (this is part of respecting the student), you can schedule a conference with staff at any time. Please note that your child will be invited to join any conferences. Again, thank you for being such a big part of the success of our school!

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