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Frank Hughes School Parent Involvement Policy
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Friday, November 15, 2013
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Frank Hughes School

 

Parent Involvement Plan

 

 

            The mission of Frank Hughes School is to enhance learning to allow students to meet or exceed academic standards while reaching his / her highest potential in a safe and caring environment in order that they may become productive citizens.

 

            In order to comply with the requirements of the laws governing schools that receive Title 1 funds, each school must plan parent involvement activities for the parents of participating children. The following plan covers the components required.

 

•I. School Parental Involvement Policy

 

Each school shall jointly develop with, and distribute to, parents of participating children a written parental involvement policy.

 

•II. Policy Involvement

 

Frank Hughes School will convene an annual meeting, at a convenient time, to which all parents of participating children shall be invited and encouraged to attend, to inform parents of their school's participation in Title 1and to explain, its requirements, and their right to be involved.

 

All Title 1 parents will be invited to attend the annual meeting. Refreshments or meals will be offered to all that attend. A pamphlet will be sent home explaining Title 1, and all parents will be invited to attend parent/teacher conferences.

 

Frank Hughes School will offer a flexible number of meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening, and may provide, with funds provided under this part, transportation, childcare, or home visits, as such services relate to parental involvement.

 

Frank Hughes School will involve parents, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning and improvement of the Title 1 program.

 

Parents will be involved in meetings and the decision making process. Notices will be sent to encourage participation. Parents will be on the SIP committees and advisory committees. There will be communication with all parents daily through written notes or phone call.

 

Frank Hughes School will provide parents of participating children:

 

•Timely information about programs (Reminders will be sent for all Parent Involvement activities)

 

•School performance profiles

 

•Child's individual assessment results and interpretation (TCAP or DiscoveryEd, End of Course, Kuder)

 

(Send to parents the results of TCAP scores each spring. Progress Reports will be sent every 4 ½ weeks)

 

• A description and explanation of the school's curriculum (the forms of assessment used to measure progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet) (Newsletters will be sent each quarterParents receive daily notes or phone calls from teachers reporting student progress and needs.)

 

•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 as parents so desire.   (Opportunities will be provided to help parents be an asset to their child's educational program.)

 

•Timely responses to parents' suggestions

 

•If the school wide program plan is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, submit any parent comments on the plan to available email as it appears on the school website or through written response after receiving the plan at registration. (Teachers and staff are available at all times addressing parent questions and concerns.)

 

•III. Shared Responsibilities for High Student Performance

 

Frank Hughes School has a responsibility to provide a high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the children served to meet the State's student performance standards, and the ways in which each parent will be responsible for supporting their children's learning, such as monitoring attendance, homework completion, and television watching; volunteering in their child's classroom; and participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of this children and positive use of extracurricular time.

 

A Parent - Student - Teacher compact will be completed along with school registration each fall

 

Communication between teachers and parents is important to FHS. The school will maintain communication on an ongoing basis through, at a minimum:

 

•Parent - teacher conferences in elementary schools, at least annually, during which the compact shall be discussed as the compact relates to the individual child's achievement. (Parent / teacher conferences will be conducted twice a year. Teachers will discuss the home - school learning agreement with parents. Teachers will explain to parents achievement goals and expectations for their child.)

 

•Frequent reports to parents on their children's progress (Report cards sent each nine weeks. Progress reports sent every 4 ½ weeks. Phone calls and daily notes will be sent as needed.

 

•Reasonable access to staff, opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child's class, and observation of classroom activities. (Teachers are available to meet with parents. Parents are welcome in school. Make arrangements as needed with parents.)

 

•IV. Building Capacity for Involvement

 

Frank Hughes School will provide assistance to participating parents in such areas as understanding the National Education Goals, the State's content standards and State student performance standards, the provisions of sections 1111 (b) (8), State and local assessments, the requirements of this part, and how to monitor a child's progress and work with educators to improve the performance of their children as well as information on how parents can participate in decisions relating to the education of their children.(Pamphlets, is sent home explaining Terra Nova. Information on how to monitor child's progress is sent through newsletters, Discovery Ed progress reports will be discussed at PT conferences. Informal conferences held throughout the year. Parent / Teacher conferences held to help parents know what they can do. Discuss parent rights to be involved in the Title 1annual meeting. Discuss programs offered by Title 1 with participating parents in annual meeting or on an individual basis and include information in the Title 1 brochure and newsletters.

 

Frank Hughes School will provide materials and training, such as:

 

•Coordinating necessary literacy training from other sources to help parents work with their children to improve their children's achievement

 

•Training to help parents to work with their children to improve their children's achievement

 

• Send home supplemental materials to help students practice needed skills and objectives

 

•Educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between home and school

 

• Coordinate and integrate parent involvement programs and activities with Head Start, Even Start, and the public preschool programs and other programs, to the extent feasible and appropriate

 

•Develop appropriate roles for community - based organizations and businesses in parent involvement activities, including providing information about opportunities for organizations and businesses to work with parents and schools, and encouraging the formation of partnerships between elementary, middle, and secondary schools and local businesses that include a role for parents. (Work closely with businesses to provide opportunities for students to connect schools to work)

 

• Shall conduct other activities, as appropriate and feasible, such as parent resource centers and providing opportunities for parents to learn about child development and child rearing issues beginning at the birth of a child, that are designed to help parents become full partners in the education of their children

 

•Ensure, to the extent possible, that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to homes of participating children in the language used in such homes. (Translation of all materials provided concerning parental rights and pamphlets.)

 

•Involve parents in the development of training for teachers, principals, and other educators to improve the effectiveness of such training in improving instruction and services to the children of such parents

 

• Provide necessary literacy training from funds received under this part if the local educational agency has exhausted all other reasonably available sources of funding for such activities

 

•Pay reasonable and necessary expenses associated with local parental involvement activities, including transportation and childcare costs, to enable parents to participate in school - related meeting and training sessions

 

•Train and support parents to enhance the involvement of other parents

 

• Arrange meetings at a variety of times, such as in the mornings and evenings, in order to maximize the opportunities for parents to participate in school related activities

 

•Arrange for teachers or other educators, who work directly with participating children, to conduct in - home conferences with parents who are unable to attend such conferences at school

 

•Adopt and implement model approaches to improving parental involvement, such as Even Start

 

•Provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under this section as parents may request

 

• In carrying out the parental involvement requirements, local educational agencies and schools, to the extent practicable, shall provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency or with disabilities, including providing information and school profiles in a language and form such parents understand.

 

 If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email Mrs. Cindy Davis @ cindyk.davis@waynetn.net or Mrs. Beth Bayless @ beth.bayless@waynetn.net

 

 

 

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