Charter Requirements

Charter Requirements

Chesnut Charter Agreement - Parents and Guardians

The Chesnut Charter Parent/Guardian Agreement emphasizes involving parents in the education of their children. According to our Charter, all families attending Chesnut must meet the following requirements:

  1. Earn twelve (12) charter credits.
  2. Attend one required Parent/Guardian Conference per semester. Attendance at extra conferences is also required if requested by the teacher.
  3. Supervise the completion of homework.
  4. Adhere to the School Attendance Policy.
  5. Adhere to the School Dress Code.
  6. Adhere to drop-off and pick-up policies.
  7. Support appropriate behavior by adhering to the School Discipline Policy.

Parent Involvement Requirement

During the school year, the Charter requires each family to earn twelve (12) charter credits. Half of this obligation must be completed during the first semester. That is, you must earn six (6) charter credits before the winter holidays in December. The remaining half, or six (6), must be completed by the first week of May.

These credits may be earned by either "working" or by "attending/donating." No more than half of the obligation, or six (6) credits, may be completed by "attending/donating." At least half, a minimum of six (6), must be completed by "working."

Each family is responsible for reporting their charter activities to the Family Support Team. This can be done by entering the information directly into Chesnut's volunteer management system, OurVolts. A link to this system is available at www.chesnutcharter.com. Instructions are available online.

Charter activities must be reported within one month of completing an activity in order to earn credit for that activity. The Volunteer Coordinator will be sending a "statement of account" to each family on a regular basis. Any questions can be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Examples of "working" are:

  • Completing tasks for a teacher at home or at school, such as tracing or cutting, copying, reading to the class, stuffing the weekly Cougar Courier
  • Participating on a PTC Action team or committee
  • Volunteering as a Scout Leader or assisting with a Scout meeting or field trip
  • Helping at a PTA-sponsored event such as Clean and Beautiful Day or the Fall Dance
  • Examples of "attending/donating" are:

  • Attending PTC-sponsored events including Open House and Family Night dinner
  • Having lunch with your child
  • Attending a school event such as Honors Day
  • Donating requested items such as supplies for the school clinic or treats for a class party
  • Sending snacks to a Scout meeting
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    4576 N. Peachtree Road
    Dunwoody, Georgia 30338
    Information Line (678) 676-7100
    Direct: (678) 676-7102
    Fax: (678) 676-7110
    Email: info@chesnutcharter.com

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