August 30, 2016
Dear Community Members,
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! This year promises to be full of fun, excitement, and learning for your child. Ben-Hem’s Community Handbook is an important part of creating a school climate that fosters a positive experience for students and families.
The community handbook you are about to review contains a wealth of information about school programs and services. The content of this handbook is intended to provide community members and families with basic functional and programmatic information and to communicate the policies, procedures, and practices of the school. There is a great deal of information and, therefore, this handbook will most often serve as a reference for you as questions come up during the year.
While this handbook will ultimately serve as a reference, it is important that families develop familiarity with the policies and procedures of the school. In doing so, you ensure that the school operates efficiently. Deviations from policy and procedure take time away from our primary responsibilities, teaching and learning.
It is my hope that the content of this handbook is both informative and useful. Everything we do is aimed at improving the service to and education of our students. If you have questions or comments regarding the information contained in this handbook please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to a great year working together for the benefit of our students.
Karen Ghilani, M.Ed
Click here to review the Ben-Hem Student Handbook