Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1992

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Gregory S. Chan

Second Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson

Third Committee Member

Conrad H. Potter


A handbook orienting parents to a school is an important first step in helping parents become acquainted and ultimately involved with their child's school. A survey of literature to determine the need for a handbook was conducted. Handbooks currently in use were collected and examined to determine the categories of information typically found in orientation type handbooks. Finally, the policies, procedures, and special programs and services specific to Mukilteo Elementary School in the Mukilteo School District were examined to select the most pertinent information to include in an orientation handbook designed specifically for this school. Ideas for additional ways to communicate with parents regarding policies, procedures, and programs are discussed.