How to Get Involved
This charter recognizes that students and schools are more successful when parents, staff, students, and the community work together to support and foster learning for students. Therefore, at Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter, the education of each child is a joint venture between the parent, student, community and school. From volunteering in the classroom to joining campus-wide committees, there are many ways to support our school community.
There are always opportunities to volunteer in the classroom, for the various planned school parties, on field trips as chaperones, or with the SFPO. The role of parent volunteers is to free the SRACS teachers to focus on motivating our children and provide them with educational experiences unique to our school. We do this by relieving the teachers and office staff time-consuming, non-teaching duties and tasks. In this way, Every hour you spend volunteering makes a huge difference!
Student Family Parent Organization (SFPO)
Our school is supported by the Student Family Parent Organization (SFPO), a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded to serve as the parent-teacher organization for the school. Led by a Board comprised of ten parent volunteers, monthly evening meetings are held in the RVMS Library and everyone is encouraged to attend.
Each year, SFPO organizes an array of events that benefit the school and its students. SFPO provides regular communication to the school community about events and happenings through their weekly email newsletter. Keep an eye out for new volunteer opportunities!
Advisory Committee (AC)
AC is a group of teachers and parents that meet monthly to work with the principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets. Other responsibilities include making decisions about parent engagement, safety, and discipline. The voting members of AC are elected and everyone is welcome to attend meetings.
One of the key responsibilities of AC is to develop the Local Control Accountability Plan or LCAP. The LCAP describes the school's overall vision for students, annual goals, and specific actions the school will take to achieve the vision and goals. AC must approve the plan, recommend it to the Santa Rosa City School Board, monitor its implementation, and evaluate the effectiveness of the planned activities at least annually.
English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
Each California public school with 21 or more English learners must form an English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). Our ELAC committee meets approximately once a month. The main function of ELAC is to advise the principal and staff on programs and services for English learners. In addition, ELAC advises the school on the following:
Development of the Local Control Accountability Plan or LCAP.
The school's program for English learners.
Development of the school's needs assessment (LCAP survey).
Administration of the school's annual language census (R30 Report).
Ways to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.