Student & Parent Handbook

Student Support Services

Parent Communication and Involvement

Parents and guardians are encouraged to be active participants in all aspects of their child’s education. Our goal is to provide clear, consistent communication on all school related issues.

Phone Calls and E-mails

Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher or counselor during the school year as often as they feel necessary. A strong collaboration between home and school supports student success.

All staff members can be reached by calling 793-6130 and accessing the directory or through e-mail using the address: first initial, last name @ eastchester.k12.ny.us. For example: Mary Smith - msmith@eastchester.k12.ny.us.

Conferences

In an effort to address student needs quickly, parents, counselors, or teachers may initiate a meeting to address student issues. Those in attendance generally include the parent, student, school counselor, and all of the student’s teachers. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s assistant principal or counselor whenever a concern or need arises.

Electronic Information

The school (ehs.eastchesterschools.org) and district websites (district.eastchesterschools.org) are sources of excellent, up-to-date information. Information on specific courses, departments, and events can be accessed at these sites.

Additionally, the Eastchester School District offers its parents the opportunity to be notified by e-mail about school closings, early dismissals, calendar updates, district news, and other school-related matters. Parents can register via the school district website.

Newsletter

“Highlites” is e-mailed to parents every other month, and discusses academic, athletic, club, and classroom activities throughout the school year.

Open House/Back to School Night

All parents are encouraged to attend Back to School Night to meet with teachers and counselors. This time is set aside to provide an overview of the various courses, including academic expectations, grading policies, and general class rules and procedures.

Parent Organizations

All parents are encouraged to join our Parent Teacher Association, SEPTA, Music Boosters, or Sports Club. These meetings provide excellent opportunities to discuss school events and policies.