Parenting Policy

Plantersville Elementary School

Title I Parent Involvement Policy

School Policy

 

            Plantersville Elementary School, a Title I school, and the parents of participating children, have jointly developed a written parental involvement policy. This policy describes the means for carrying out the requirements as stated in the Title I guidelines and reflects the Title I guidelines that were in effect at the time it was written.

            A major goal of the Plantersville Elementary School's Title I program is to encourage greater involvement of parents in the education of their children in partnership with Title I and their school. The following outline is in compliance with legal requirements and in accordance with our philosophy of nurturing parents toward recognizing and fulfilling that responsibility. Likewise, this statement represents input from parents and will be made available to all parents of Title I children.

 

  • 1. All parents will be invited to attend an annual meeting at the school during the first several months of the new school year for discussion of specifics concerning the instructional objectives and methods of the program. Written minutes of the meeting and sign-in attendance sheets will be kept. Follow up efforts will be made through telephone calls, direct mailing and/or optional evening meetings. Parents of children added during the year will be provided with a packet of information explaining the program when they register and enroll their children at Plantersville Elementary.

 

  • 2. A flexible number of meetings will be offered on various days and times. Transportation, childcare or home visits may be provided if requested.

 

  • 3. Parents will be involved in an organized, ongoing and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of programs under Title I through the use of the following:

 

  • a. Needs assessment surveys;
  • b. Questionnaires;
  • c. School Improvement Council (SIC) Advisory Board meetings;
  • d. Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meetings; and
  • e. Parent workshops and seminars.

 

  • 4. Parents of participating children will be provided with:

 

  • a. Timely information about Title I programs through the use of regularly scheduled or specially called meetings, monthly newsletter articles, SIC annual report, the school marquee bulletin board notices, brochures, conferences, monthly parent involvement letters and/or parent workshops or seminars.

 

  • b. School performance profiles required under section 116(a) (3) and their child's individual student assessment results, including an interpretation of such results, as required under section 1111(b) (H). This will be done by using interim reports, report cards, parent conferences, home reports about school and district standardized test results, and/or parent workshops and seminars.

 

  • c. A description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet. These will be provided at annual Curriculum Nights, through home reports, telephone calls, conferences, and/or home visits.

 

  • d. Opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions, share experiences with other parents, and participate as appropriate in decisions relating to the education of their children if such parents so desire. These meetings may occur at PTO, SIC, conferences, workshops, seminars and/or home visits.

 

  • 5. If the school-wide program plan is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school shall provide an opportunity for parents to comment on the plan and then submit those comments when the school makes the plan available to the Local Educational Agency. Opportunities for parent comments will be provided on annual needs assessment surveys or program evaluation questionnaires.

 

  • 6. The school policy will be reviewed annually to determine if revisions or updates are necessary to meet the changing needs of parents and the school. Needs assessment surveys, parent questionnaires, program evaluations and/or comment sheets will be used for this update.

 

  • 7. A school-parent compact will be jointly developed with parents, which will outline how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the State's high standards. This school-parent compact will be sent home during the first week of each school year and will be signed by the student, parent, teacher, and principal and kept on file at the school.