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Lower Merion School District


Essential Partners - Parents and School

All parents are expected to:

  • Recognize that the education of their child(ren) is a joint responsibility of the parents and the school community.
  • Send their children to school ready to participate and learn. Ensure that their children attend school regularly and on time.
  • Ensure that absences are excused.
  • Insist their children be dressed and groomed in a manner consistent with the student dress code.
  • Help their children understand that in a democratic society appropriate rules are required to maintain a safe, orderly environment.
  • Know school rules and help their children understand them.
  • Convey to their children a supportive attitude toward education and the district.
  • Build good relationships with teachers, other parents and their children’s friends.
  • Help their children deal effectively with peer pressure.
  • Inform school officials of changes in the home situation that may affect student conduct or performance.
  • Provide a place for study and ensure that homework assignments are completed.
  • Serve as role models for students and act in a respectful manner toward teachers, administrators and other school personnel.
  • Cooperate fully with school authorities in the investigation of Code of Conduct violations.