RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

The administrators, teachers and staff at Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy encourage parents/guardians to become part of their child’s educational experience and the school family. An involved parent/guardian helps his/her child honor their commitment to the Academy’s high academic, ethical and service standards. We have many ways for you to help the school educate your child. We invite you to join us in this journey.

PowerSchool

At the beginning of each school year, Academy parents receive instructions on how to set up an account in PowerSchool, an online resource that allows parents to see their child’s grades, attendance, teacher assignments & notes, as well as an email account to receive progress reports. PowerSchool also allows parents to communicate with their child’s teachers via email. To access your account, click on the icon.

Community Handbook/Student Code of Conduct

At the beginning of each school year, Academy parents receive the Community Handbook and Student Code of Conduct. This helps to keep parents informed on vital information regarding the day-to-day operations of the academy, as well as specify student and family expectations.

Bullying Prevention and Intervention Policy

Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy is a loving and supportive community and we do not tolerate bullying. We take seriously all reports of bullying; any and all reports will be handled swiftly and appropriately. Reports of bullying or retaliation may be made by staff, students, parents or guardians, or others, and must be in writing. All reports should be made or related to the Dean of Students. School staff members are required to transmit any reports directly to the Dean of Students.

Meals Program

The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.

Community Eligibility Program

Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Public School is now participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). CEP is a provision from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The provision allows schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) with high poverty rates to provide breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost. CEP eliminates the burden of collecting household applications to determine eligibility for school meals, relying instead on information from other means-tested programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Parent Leadership Team

Parent activists meet once a month at the school. During these meetings, parents plan class events such as Family Math Night, Family Reading Night and Family Movie Night. They also participate in school-wide events/fund raisers such as Harvest Fest in October, holiday dinners at Thanksgiving and Christmas and the annual Holiday Bazaar in December, and the Talent Showcase in April.

Parent Univeristy

The Academy provides all parents the opportunity to take part in Parent Univeristy. Held on weekends, parents are able to take part in various workshops to help support their child academically in the home.

Wellness Program

Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy promotes a healthy school environment by supporting wellness, good nutrition, and regular physical activity as part of the total learning experience. The school supports a healthy environment where children learn and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices. DLA will contribute to the basic health status of its students by facilitating learning through the support and promotion of good nutrition and physical activity. Improved health optimizes student performance potential and ensures that no child is left behind.