We will make every attempt to keep you informed through monthly "Meramec Current" newsletters, grade level newsletters, special notices, website updates, and group cast phone calls. We depend on our students to deliver our paper communications to you. All school-wide notices will be sent home with the oldest child in the family.
Parents who have a concern regarding their child should communicate first with the classroom teacher. If the matter cannot be resolved at the classroom level, it should be referred to the building principal. If the matter cannot be resolved between the principal and the parent, it should be referred to the superintendent of schools. If it cannot be resolved there, then the concern should be communicated to the Board of Education.
The very first step in this process sometimes presents a problem in that teachers have a relatively small amount of time when they are not scheduled with students (and often have conferences or other duties during this time) which does not make them readily available for conferences which have not been scheduled in advance. Therefore, in order that communication can be as fast as possible, parents are asked to telephone the school first. If the teacher is not available, he/she will return the call as soon as possible. Normally, calls received after the noon hour will be returned no later than noon the next day.
In ensuring a prompt response to calls from parents, it would help if the urgency (or non-urgency) of the matter were conveyed to the school office.
Classroom visits by parents are always permissible, and parents are encouraged to make such visits whenever they desire. We do request that the school be notified in advance as special activities sometimes alter classroom schedules. Also, such visits should not be for the purpose of conferring with teachers unless such arrangements have been made in advance.