Redwood City School District's (RCSD) Parent Participation Program is a cooperative partnership of parents, teachers, and community working together to educate children throughout RCSD with a focus on the maximum development of the whole child. Each child is viewed as a unique individual with his/her own distinct style and rate of growth. An integrated, hands-on curriculum that incorporates a variety of off-site learning opportunities, while adhering to mandatory California State Standards, helps children form real-life connections to classroom learning.
Students in the Parent Participation Program grow academically, socially, and emotionally due to the ongoing and seamless partnership of the valued ideas, collaboration, leadership and support of the staff, parents, and community. The program, housed at Orion Alternative Elementary School, thrives because of its calm and positive community of mutual care and support where everyone feels connected.
Orion Alternative Elementary School, serving K-5 grades, is a school of choice for parents who want to be actively involved in their child’s education. Parents agree to participate in classroom or school activities, parent education, and school leadership activities during the year. Parents may work in the classroom or help with activities outside the classroom at a minimum of two hours a week (total of 72 hours for one child; 108 hours for two or more children). Parents can engage and participate in various opportunities based on their availability during the week and on the weekends, before and after work, and during the school day.