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5124 Reporting to Parents_ Guardians

NORTHFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION FILE CODE: 5124 Northfield, New Jersey Monitored

X Mandated Policy X Other Reasons


The Northfield Board of Education directs the establishment of a system of reporting student progress that shall include written reports, student-teacher conferences, and parent/guardian-teacher conferences. If the parent/guardian’s primary language is other than English, translation shall be provided whenever possible.

The Superintendent of Schools shall develop procedures for reporting student progress which:

A. Use various methods of reporting appropriate to grade level and curriculum content;

B. Ensure that both student and parent/guardian receive ample warning of a pending grade of “failure” or one that would adversely affect the student’s status;

C. Enable the scheduling of parent/guardian-teacher conferences in such places and at such times as will ensure the greatest degree of participation by parents/guardians;

D. Specify the issuance of report cards at intervals of not less than four times during the school year and issuance of deficiency notices as required during the school year;

E. Ensure the continual review and improvement of methods of reporting student progress to parents/guardians and involve students, staff and parents/guardians in that review.

A record shall be kept indicating the legal custodian of each student, so that reports can be made to and conferences arranged with the proper person.

Parental Notification

The Superintendent of Schools shall develop regulations to ensure that parents/guardians are notified in all instances when the law and/or the best interests of the student and the district require it.

Adopted: June 2, 1997 NJSBA Review/Update: November 2009; December 2010 Readopted: October 24, 2011

Key Words

Parents/Guardians; Reporting to Parents/Guardians; Role of Parents/Guardians

Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:7E-2 through -5 School report card program

  1. 18A:11-1 General mandatory powers and duties
  2. 18A:35-4.9 Student promotion and remediation; policies and procedures
  3. 18A:40A-12 Reporting of students under influence or believed to be using anabolic steroids; examination report, return home; treatment; evaluation of possible need and referral
  4. 18A:54-20 Powers of board (county vocational schools)

File Code: 5124 REPORTING TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS (continued)

  1. 6A:8-4.3 Accountability
  2. 6A:8-4.5 Public reporting
  3. 6A:8-5.1 Graduation requirements
  4. 6A:14-1.1 et seq. Special Education See particularly:
  5. 6A:14-1.1, -2.3, -2.4, -2.5, -2.6, -3.5, -7.9
  6. 6A:15-1.1 et seq. Bilingual Education See particularly:
  7. 6A:15-1.13, -1.15
  8. 6A:16-1.4 District policies and procedures
  9. 6A:30-1.1 et seq. Evaluation of the Performance of School Districts
  10. 6A:32-7.1(d, k) General considerations
  11. 6A:32-12.1 Reporting requirements

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Pub. L. 107-110, 20 U.S.C.A. 6301 et seq.


Cross References: *1000/1010 Concepts and roles in community relations; goals and objectives

*1120 Board of education meetings

*1250 Visitors

*2224 Nondiscrimination/affirmative action

*3542.31 Free or reduced-price lunches/milk

*5020 Role of parents/guardians

*5113 Absences and excuses

*5114 Suspension and expulsion

*5120 Assessment of individual needs

*5125 Student records

*5126 Awards for achievement

*5131 Conduct/discipline

*5131.6 Drugs, alcohol, tobacco (substance abuse)

*5141 Health

*5141.3 Health examinations and immunizations

*5142 Student safety

*5145.12 Search and seizure

*5200 Nonpublic school students

*6010 Goals and objectives

*6142.1 Family life education

*6142.2 English as a second language; bilingual/bicultural

*6145 Extracurricular activities

*6145.1/6145.2 Intramural competition; interscholastic competition

*6146 Graduation requirements

*6164.2 Guidance services

*6164.4 Child study team

*6171.1 Remedial instruction

*6171.3 At-risk and Title 1

*6171.4 Special education

*6173 Home instruction

6174 Summer school

6178 Early childhood education/preschool

*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.

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