Pomelo Community Charter School
7633 March Avenue, West Hills, CA 91304
818-887-9700

 

Parent Participation

Parent Volunteers

 

Pomelo Drive Elementary Schoolenjoys many benefits thanks to the parent volunteers who run many of the fundraisers and assist in classroom activities. Parents should be aware that all volunteers are required to sign in and out in the School Office, and must have a T.B. negative test on file in order to work in the classrooms or attend field trips. Please call us if you have any questions.

 

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL (SSC)

 

This is the school governance council. The School Site Council, or the SCC, is made up of five elected parents, two additional elected parents or community representatives, one appointed TEAM Pomelo representative, the Principal, the teachers union (UTLA) chair, the LEARN Lead Teacher, one elected classified representative, and four elected teachers.

 

The SCC responsibilities are to:

  • reach consensus on key policy decisions
  • implement or delegate authority to implement these policies
  • evaluate the effectiveness of these policies
  • maintain communication with all constituencies
  • allocate money, including School Improvement Funds received by the school excluding staff salaries, cafeteria and custodial expenses
  • implement Safe School Plan

The SCC meets monthly. Please see the Calendar for the scheduled meetings. Agenda items include reports from all committees, TEAM Pomelo, and District and School events, programs and concerns. All parents are welcome to attend the SCC meetings. Terms of office shall be for one year. Elections shall be held in early fall of each year to determine the teaching staff. Parent and Community Representatives elections are held at Back to School Night. Classified and certificated Staff also hold their elections in September.

Permanent Instructional Team

Pomelo's Instructional Team coordinates professional development to Pomelo. They
look at current teaching practices, reviews new teaching methods and has a goal to raise
student improvement. The instructional team monitors, assess and evaluates on a regular basis the implementation of Pomelo's three year Single School Plan. We are in our 2nd year of our third three-year plan.

 

Student Council

 

The California Association of Student Councils (CASC) is a student-led non-profit
organization whose purpose is to develop leadership skills and self-esteem among students throughout the State of
California. The mission of the CASC Elementary Program is to provide quality leadership training by not only teaching leadership skills, but also teaching life skills, in order to increase self-motivation and personal growth. Student representatives from third through fifth grade are elected to participate in Student Council, which is run by one or more fifth grade teacher(s).

 

PARENT CONFERENCES

 

Communication between home and school is essential. If problems arise please contact the classroom teacher so that proper action may be taken to address any concerns. Parent conferences are held in November for all students, and scheduled thereafter as needed. Please call ahead to schedule teacher conferences to assure ample time to talk with the teacher.

 

LOITERING/TRUANCY ORDINANCE

 

The Los Angeles City Council and Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have passed a Loitering/Truancy Ordinance that is presently in effect.
     In essence, the ordinance prohibits any person under the age of 18 and subject to compulsory school attendance, from loitering in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playground, or other public grounds between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on days when the student's school is in session.

The exceptions to this are as follows:

·        a student is accompanied by a parent or guardian

·        a student is on an emergency errand directed by a parent or guardian

·        a student is going or coming directly from their place of gainful employment

·        a student is going or returning from a medical appointment

·        a student has permission to leave campus for lunch and has in his/her possession a school issued permit

·        a student is going to or returning from a public meeting

 

The ordinance is being enforced through the Los Angeles City Traffic Ordinance Citation Program and the Los Angeles County board of Supervisors. Please review the attached information on the Districts Nondiscrimination.

 
 
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