ADAMSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY
This school parent involvement policy has been jointly developed and agreed upon with parents, teachers and administrators. Names of individuals involved in the development of this policy are on file in the Principal’s Office. The policy will be reviewed and adjusted annually to meet the changing needs of parents and the school. The policy will be distributed to parents.
Comments of parents concerning dissatisfaction with the LEA plan shall be submitted when the LEA submits the plan to the State.
An annual Open House for all parents is held each fall. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. This policy, legal requirements, the availability of information concerning teachers’ credentials and the parents’ rights to be involved are explained at this meeting. The meeting is held at a time convenient for parents. In addition to the Open House, a flexible number of meetings (minimum of two) for parents are held as needed throughout the school year.
Parents are involved in an organized, ongoing, and timely way in the planning, review and improvement of the Title I school wide program, including the school parental involvement policy through such means as conferences, meetings, written and oral communications, the Title I school wide Needs Assessment, and parent meetings.
Through such means as the Open House, Parent Teacher Conferences, parent meetings, family involvement sessions, written/oral communications, local newspaper articles, formal and informal contacts, local report cards, and State reports, parents of participating children are provided:
… timely information about the Title I school wide program;
… information about and interpretation of the school’s and the child’s performance;
… a description and explanation of the curriculum, assessment measures and
expected proficiency levels for students;
… opportunities for sharing experiences, offering suggestions, and, as appropriate,
participating in making decisions as related to the education of their children; and
… timely responses to their suggestions.
SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HIGH STUDENT PERFORMANCE
Adamsville Elementary School has jointly developed with parents a School-Parent Compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff and students 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.
The compact describes the school’s responsibility to provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables participating children to meet the State’s student performance standards and describes the ways in which each parent will be responsible for supporting his/her children’s learning.
The importance of communication between teachers and parents on an on-going basis is stressed in the compact through such means as encouraging parents to attend parent-teacher conferences and encouraging teachers to frequently report to parents information regarding their child’s progress. At Adamsville Elementary School, parents are given reasonable access to staff, are provided opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and are encouraged to observe classroom activities.
BUILDING CAPACITY FOR INVOLVEMENT
To ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the
School, parents, and the community to improve student achievement; Adamsville Elementary School through such means as written/oral communications, Partners in Education, conferences, workshops, and meetings:
…provides assistance to parents in such areas as understanding the National Education Goals, the State’s content standards and student performance standards, the State Plan, State and local assessments, parent involvement requirements, 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 they can participate in decisions relating to the education of their children;
…provides materials coordinating necessary literacy training from other sources (availability of Adult Education classes) and provides training to help parents work with their children to improve their children’s achievement;
…educates teachers, pupil services personnel, the principal and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between home and school;
…coordinates and integrates parent involvement programs and activities to the extent feasible and appropriate with Head Start, Even Start, and other programs;
…develops appropriate roles for community-based organizations and business 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 schools and local businesses that include a roles for parents;
…conducts other activities, as appropriate and feasible, that are designed to help parents become full partners in the education of their children such as a parent resource center and providing opportunities for parents to learn about child development and child rearing issues;
…ensures, to the extent possible, that information related to school and parent programs, meetings and other activities is sent to the homes of participating children in the language used in such homes (translations); and
…provides such other reasonable support (timely response) for parental involvement activities that may be requested by parents.
In carrying out parental involvement requirements, Adamsville Elementary School, to the extent practicable, provides 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 (translations).
ADAMSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SCHOOL MISSION: The mission of Adamsville Elementary School is to provide sound educational experiences so that each child can prepare for his/her future.
Parent, students, school, and community must share responsibility for improving student academic achievement.
HAND IN HAND WE CAN LEARN AND WORK TOGETHER
TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD.
AS A TEACHER: It is important that students achieve. Therefore, I will
…believe that each student can learn
…show respect for each child and his/her family
…come to class prepared to teach
…provide frequent information to parents on their child’s progress
…provide high quality curriculum and instruction
…provide an environment conducive to learning
…help each child grow to his/her fullest potential
…enforce school and classroom rules fairly and consistently
…maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents
…seek ways to involve parents in the school program
…demonstrate professional behavior and a positive attitude
AS A STUDENT: It is important to work to the best of my ability. Therefore, I will
…always try to do my best in my work and in my behavior
…work cooperatively with my classmates
…show respect for myself, my school and other people
…obey the school and the bus rules
…take pride in my school
…come prepared with my homework and my supplies
…believe that I can learn and will learn
AS A PARENT/GUARDIAN: I want my child to achieve. Therefore, I will
…see that my child attends school regularly and on time
…provide a home environment that encourages my child to learn
…insist that all homework assignments are completed
…attend parent teacher conferences
…communicate regularly with my child’s teachers
…support the school in developing positive behaviors
…talk with my child about his/her school activities every day
…encourage my child to read at home and to monitor his/her TV viewing
…volunteer time at my child’s school
…show respect and support for my child, the teacher and the school
AS A PRINCIPAL: I support this form of parent involvement. Therefore, I will
…provide necessary assistance and information to teachers and parents in order
that they may be more prepared to deal with any barriers that might hinder the
educational progress of the children
…provide an environment that allows for positive communication between the
… stress the importance of communication between teachers and parents on an
ongoing basis through such means as encouraging parents to attend parent-teacher conferences at which the compact will be discussed as it relates to each child’s progress
… give parents reasonable access to staff, opportunities to volunteer and participate in
their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities
…use the compact to evaluate staff
HAND IN HAND WE WILL WORK TOGETHER TO
CARRY OUT THE AGREEMENT OF THIS CONTRACT.
I have read and understand the Adamsville Elementary
School Parent Compact.