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School Level Parent Involvement Policy

School Level Parent Involvement Policy

LAUREL ELEMENTARY’S PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY

 

Part 1:

 

  1. Laurel Elementary School will take the following actions to involve parents in the joint development of its school parental involvement plan:
    1. Parental organization meeting to elect officers
    2. School Leadership Team to develop Annual Action Plan.
    3. Title I Parent Advisor Council (PAC) meeting.

 

Laurel Elementary School will take the following actions to involve parents in the process of school review and improvement:

    1. Parent surveys
    2. Parent on school improvement teams
    3. Parents on county improvement teams

 

  1. Laurel Elementary School will hold an annual meeting to inform parents of the school’s participation in Title I, Part A programs, and to explain the Title I, Part A requirements and the right of parents to be involved in Title I, Part A programs.  The school will convene the meeting at a time convenient for parents and will offer a flexible number of additional parental involvement meetings, such as in the morning or evening, so that as many parents as possible are able to attend.  The school will invite all parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs to this meeting, and will encourage them to attend by:
    1. Sending letters of invitation to all parents
    2. Providing school report cards
    3. Providing school level information sessions
    4. Parent-teacher contacts
    5. Providing transportation, childcare, and/or home visits when possible

 

  1. Laurel Elementary School will provide parents of participating children information in a timely manner about Title I, Part A programs that includes a description and explanation of the school’s curriculum, the forms of academic assessment used to measure children’s progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet by:
    1. Sending individual goals to parents of each student receiving services
    2. Including parents in parental involvement councils (school level and county level)
    3. Providing workshops and activities

 

  1. Laurel Elementary School will at the request of parents, provide opportunities for regular meetings for parents to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions about the education of their children.  The school will respond to any such suggestions, as soon as practicably possible, by:
    1. Meeting with parents to discuss suggestions and implementations
    2. Scheduling regular meetings

 

  1. Laurel Elementary School will provide each parent an individual student report about the performance of their child on the State assessment in at least math, language arts and reading by:
    1. A copy of SOL scores  will be provided to each parent
    2. Posting the school report card to the school system website

 

  1. Laurel Elementary School will take the following actions to provide each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned or has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified by:
    1. The principal will write a letter to parents explaining the situation
    2. Each teacher will send a letter to parents with the certification information

 

  1. Laurel Elementary School will provide assistance to parents of children served by the school, as appropriate, in understanding topics by undertaking the actions:
    1. The state’s academic content standards,
    2. The state’s student academic achievement standards,
    3. The state and local academic assessments including alternate assessments,
    4. The requirements of Title I Part A
    5. How to monitor their child’s progress
    6. How to work with educators
    7. Various reading conferences

 

  1. Laurel Elementary School will provide materials and training to help parents work with their children to improve their children’s academic achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement, by:
    1. Providing workshops at the school level
    2. Providing conferences with parents and teachers
    3. Providing educational assemblies and parent involvement activities

 

  1. Laurel Elementary School will, with the assistance of its parents, educate its teachers, pupil services personnel, principal, and other staff in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and schools, by:
    1. Providing meaningful activities within the school for parents
    2. Providing school level parent committee

 

 

  1. Laurel Elementary School will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities with VPI, and other programs.  The school will also consider other activities that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children, by:
    1. Providing parent involvement events in reading
    2. Sponsoring a workshop to provide parents access to new resources and techniques.
    3. Providing parent involvement for parents of preschoolers

 

  1. Laurel Elementary School will take the following actions to ensure that information related to the school and parent-programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand:
    1. A copy of the policy provided for each parent
    2. Parent involvement workshops, meetings, conferences
    3. Parent contacts will be made using School REACH.

 

DESCRIPTION OF HOW LAUREL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WILL IMPLEMENT REQUIRED SCHOOL PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY COMPONENTS

Part 2.

 

1.                  Laurel Elementary School will take the following actions to involve parents in the joint development of its school parental involvement plan:

 

a)      Parental organization meeting to elect officers

b)      School Leadership Team to develop Annual Action Plan.

c)      Title I Parent Advisor Council (PAC) meeting.

 

2.                  Laurel Elementary School will take the following actions to involve parents in the process of school review and improvement: 

 

a) Parent surveys

                        b) Parent on school improvement teams

                        c) Parent Advisory Committee

 

3.                  Laurel Elementary School will hold an annual meeting to inform parents of the school’s participation in Title I, Part A programs, and to explain the Title I, Part A requirements and the right of parents to be involved in Title I, Part A programs.  The school will convene the meeting at a time convenient for parents and will offer a flexible number of additional parental involvement meetings, such as in the morning or evening, so that as many parents as possible are able to attend.  The school will invite all parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs to this meeting, and will encourage them to attend, by:

 

a)      Sending letters of invitation to all parents

b)      Providing school report cards

c)      Providing school level information sessions

d)     Parent-teacher contacts

e)      Providing transportation, childcare, and/or home visits when possible

 

4.                  Laurel Elementary School will provide parents of participating children information in a timely manner about Title I, Part A programs that includes a description and explanation of the school’s curriculum, the forms of academic assessment used to measure children’s progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet by:

 

a)      Including parents in parental involvement councils (school level and county level)

b)      Providing workshops and activities

 

5.                  Laurel Elementary School will at the request of parents, provide opportunities for regular meetings for parents to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions about the education of their children.  The school will respond to any such suggestions, as soon as practicably possible, by:

a)      Meeting with parents to discuss suggestions and implementations

b)      Scheduling regular meetings

 

6.                  Laurel Elementary School will provide each parent an individual student report about the performance of their child on the State assessment in at least math, language arts and reading by:

 

a)      A copy of SOL test scores will be provided to each parent

b)      PALS and ACCESS test scores are shared with parent

c)      Posting the school report card to the school system website

 

7.                  Laurel Elementary School will take the following actions to provide each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned or has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified by:

 

a)      The principal will write a letter to parents explaining the situation

b)      Each teacher will send a letter to parents with their certification information

c)       

8.                  Laurel Elementary School  will provide assistance to parents of children served by the school, as appropriate, in understanding topics by undertaking the actions:     

 

·         The state’s academic content standards,

·         The state’s student academic achievement standards,

·         The state and local academic assessments including alternate assessments,

·         The requirements of Title I Part A

·         How to monitor their child’s progress

·         How to work with educators

·         Various reading conferences

 

9.                  Laurel Elementary School  will provide materials and training to help parents work with their children to improve their children’s academic achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement, by: 

 

a)      Providing workshops at the school level

b)      Providing conferences with parents and teachers

c)      Providing educational assemblies and parent involvement activities

 

10.              Laurel Elementary School  will, with the assistance of its parents, educate its teachers, pupil services personnel, principal, and other staff in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and schools, by: 

 

a.)    Make school report card available to parents

b.)    Providing school level parent committees

 

11.              Laurel Elementary School  will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities with Headstart, ESL, and other programs.  The school will also conduct other activities that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children, by:

 

a)      Providing parent involvement events in reading

b)      Sponsoring a workshop to provide parents access to new resources and techniques.

c)      Providing parent involvement for parents of preschoolers

d)     Providing parental involvement events for LEP/migrant students

 

12.              Laurel Elementary School  will take the following actions to ensure that information related to the school and parent-programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand: 

 

a)      A copy of the policy provided for each parent

b)      Parent involvement workshops, meetings, conferences

c)      Materials and letters will be provided in Spanish.  Also, translators will be provided

d)     Parent contacts will be made

 

DISCRETIONARY SCHOOL PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY

COMPONENTS
PART III.     

Laurel Elementary School Parental Involvement Policy may include additional paragraphs listing and describing other discretionary activities that the school, in consultation with its parents, chooses to undertake to build parents’ capacity for involvement in the school to support their children’s academic achievement, such as the following discretionary activities:

 

·                     Involving parents in the development of training activities;

·                     Providing necessary literacy training for parents from Title I, Part A funds, as needed.

·                     Paying reasonable and necessary expenses associated with parental involvement activities, to enable parents to participate in school-related meetings and training sessions;

·                     Training parents to enhance the involvement of other parents;

·                     Arranging meetings at a variety of times, or conducting in-home conferences between teachers or other educators who work directly with participating children, arrange meetings with parents who are unable to attend conferences at school in order to maximize parental involvement and participation in their children’s education;

·                     Adopting and implementing model approaches to improving parental involvement;

·                     Establishing a school parent advisory council to provide advice on all matters related to parental involvement in Title I, Part A programs;

·                     Developing appropriate roles for community-based organizations and businesses, including faith-based organizations, in parental involvement activities.

 

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 PART IV.      ADOPTION 

 

This School Parental Involvement Policy has been developed jointly with, and agreed on with, parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs, as evidenced by meeting agendas.

 

This policy was adopted by Laurel Elementary School and will be in effect for the 2017-2018 school year.  The school has distributed this policy to all parents of participating Title I, Part A students on or before October 30, 2017. 

 

 

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