Parents are informed about school and community activities/resources, which include special education needs, through the use of the school newsletter, parent quick phone link and school web site (http://www2.milwaukee.k12.wi.us). AB Credit Union has an office in the school building. High school students are hired to work for AB Credit. They sit in on AB Credit Board Meetings. Breakfast and lunch are served. There is a freshman orientation day in July where we share academic as well as behavioral expectations. We offer parents educational activities that include: Middle Breakfast Forum, donuts with Dad, muffins with Mom, Title One District sponsored conferences and financial informational meetings. WCLL informs parent of student progress through report cards, alert letters and parent/teacher conferences. Conferences are held at both south and north side locations to accommodate parents' transportation needs. Additional conferences are available through the PST process as requested by teachers and/or parents. At WCLL there is a welcoming school atmosphere through teach/staff presence in the hallways, positive verbal interactions and greetings, as well as visual displays of academic progress.