16-17 GES Family Engagement Plan
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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Graysville Family Engagement Plan 2016-2017

 

Graysville Elementary 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 under this part and to explain the requirements of this part, and the right of the parents to be involved.

Topics for the Title I schools annual meeting:

1.     Review the existing school parental involvement policy that is written in understandable wording

2.     Go over the required components of the school parent involvement policy:

a.     Policy is developed with parental input and is distributed to parents

b.     Meetings are held at different times of the day so that more parents can attend including parent-teacher conferences, the annual meeting, and meetings as requested by the parent or teacher.

c.     Parents are involved in the planning, reviewing, and improving parent involvement programs, school parental involvement policy, and the joint development of the schoolwide program plan

d.     Provide parents with timely information

e.     Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the State’s student academic standards by assisting each child in achieving the essential academic learning requirements by adjusting instruction to accommodate student educational needs and documenting ongoing assessment of each child’s academic progress.

f.      Parent-teacher conferences are set up when requested by parents to give suggestions and be part of the decision making about their child relating to the education of their child, and respond to the suggestions as soon as possible

g.     The school-parent compact is discussed at the annual meeting

h.     The importance of communication between teachers and parents are encouraged through parent-teacher conferences, frequent child progress reports for parents, access to staff, opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and observation of classroom activities, classroom newsletters, and school calendars.

i.      Help parents understand topics such as the State’s academic content standards, State student academic achievement standards, State and local academic assessments, the requirements of parent involvement, and how to monitor a child’s progress and work with educators to improve the achievement of their children at events such as the annual meeting, parent-teacher conferences and PTO meetings.

j.      Provide materials and training to help parents work with their children to improve their children’s achievement

k.     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 parents and the school through county wide inservice opportunities.

l.      Coordinate parent involvement programs and activities with public preschool and other programs to conduct activities, such as Head Start yearly visit to Graysville Elementary School including students and parents.

m.   Materials and training are provided to help parents work with their children to improve their achievement, such as the parent resource center located in the school library and using technology to foster parental involvement including Parent Portal training.

n.     Information about school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is provided to the parents in an understandable language through classroom newsletters, school calendars, and the school website.

o.     Provide other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request; such as food, childcare, and offering parent resources during parent involvement activities.

p.     Provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports in a language such parents understand.

3.     Explain the process of obtaining parental input to periodically revise the policy during the annual meeting

4.     Explain the parents’ right to be involved in their child’s progress

5.     Describe the school activities and parent training the county offers

6.     Parents can be involved by participating on the school TSIP committee, parent advisory committee, family reading activities, computer training for parents, contacting the teacher about their child’s progress and providing input, helping with homework, discussing any problems and brainstorming solutions, discussing upcoming school events, setting career goals and discuss post-secondary training options, etc.

 

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