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Parent Roles, Responsibilities and Concerns


  • Provide a quiet place for your child to study each evening.
  • Encourage your child to complete homework every day.
  • Check to see that your child does the assigned homework.
  • Make sure your child gets plenty of rest.
  • Spend 15 to 30 minutes per day reading with your child.
  • Try to schedule out-of-school appointments after school hours or on days when we are out of school. (School calendar provided.)
  • Please make sure your child arrives to school on time every day.
  • High tardiness and absenteeism rates lead to poor academic achievement.


Parents who have questions or concerns regarding their child’s education are urged to contact the appropriate school personnel. The classroom practitioner should be the first person contacted regarding the concern. If a solution is not reached, parents can contact the Professional School Counselor, Assistant Principal and then the Principal for additional assistance. More specific information about who to contact can be found on our First Responders page. In the event that the staff at Melwood Elementary School cannot answer your questions to your satisfaction, we will assist you with contacting the appropriate personnel at a higher administrative level. All decisions made at the school are made in the best interest of the scholars.