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Contacting Teachers and Office Check in Protocol

Please feel free to call the school and leave a message for a teacher on their voice mail if you need to reach them. You may also email them through the DJUSD email system and all teachers will include their contact information in their syllabus.  In addition, with our new School Loop system you may click on a teacher's name and email them via School Loop. Please note that district expectations are for teachers to respond to email within the work week and within 24 to 48 hours. They may be teaching a class when you email and may not be able to respond until later in the day or the next day. If you have attempted to contact a teacher and they have not responded, please let me know and I will assist.

You may also wish to set up a face to face meeting with a teacher. Our teachers are happy to accommodate meetings if you give them prior notice. If you schedule a meeting, please report to the main office where you will sign in and obtain a guest badge. The teacher will meet you in the office, or we can have someone direct you to the classroom after we confirm that they are expecting you. If you are coming as a panel member for a DaVinci presentation, we also ask that you register in the front office and obtain a guest badge. Registering in the office at all times when you are coming to campus helps us keep our school safe. 

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Parent Concerns--how are they addressed?

Our staff is here to help you! We want to  resolve concerns when they arise. At times you may have questions about the process and we will share this with you in the following section. Whenever they may be a question, concern or conflict, we try to address it at the lowest level first--student to student, student to teacher, parent to teacher etc. We  encourage direct communication as the first line of outreach--it's actually part of the guiding practice of our district in all communications.  When direct communication is not working, we then bring in other people or resources to assist. Most of the time, direct communication via email, meeting or phone call resolves an issue.  It's always good to keep perspective, gather information from all sources and keep an open mind. 

  • If you have a question for your child's teacher, please contact them directly. They can best answer questions regarding homework, grades, curriculum for that class. 

 

  • If you have a concern about a teacher/student interaction, we also ask that you contact the teacher directly first to address the issue. If the issue is not resolved then we ask that you contact the counselor or administrator to assist. 

 

  • If you have a concern about a student to student interaction, please contact the counselor or assistant principal and they will assist.

 

  • Other concerns can be brought to the attention of the office staff or administration.

 

  • Questions or concerns regarding scheduling, counselling, social interactions etc. can be brought to the attention of our Counselor, Camica Edwards. 

 

  • Questions about attendance, absences, lockers, and homework requests may be brought to the attention of Julie Ser, our Attendance Secretary at extension 101.

 

  • For questions regarding the library/books or textbooks, please contact the librarian, Leslie McCutcheon at extension 157.

 

  • For questions regarding school policy or discipline you may contact the Assistant Principal  (John Campbell) or the Principal (Scott Thomsen) and make appointments via Deziree Sutliff, the Site Administrative Secretary at extension 102.