Central Manor Parent Policy

Central Manor Elementary

School Parental Involvement Policy

Part I: General Expectations

Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring-

a. That parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning;

b. That parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school;

c. That parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making to assist in the education of their child;

d. The carrying out of other activities, such as those described in section 1118 of the ESEA.

Part II: Description of How the School Will Implement Required School Parental Involvement Policy Components

  1. Central Manor will take the following actions to involve parents in the joint development and joint agreement of its School Parental Involvement Policy and its targeted plan, if applicable, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way.  The following will be disseminated to parents for review through conference information, handouts and on the district web page.

• District Parental Involvement Policy

• School Parental Involvement Policy

• School-Parent Compact

• Parent Conference information

2. Central Manor will offer three parent conferences, one during each of the months of November, February and May.  

November conference will focus on the following:

• Identifying Central Manor as a Title 1 targeted school.

• Explaining the requirements of Title One participation.

• Informing parents of their rights to be involved,

•Providing ways parents can help their child at home

 

February Conferences will focus on:

• Discussing child’s progress.

• Explaining results from recent assessments.

• Discussing any program changes, updating parent involvement.

•Providing additional ways parents can help their child at home

 

May Conferences will focus on:

• Discussing child’s progress.

• Explaining results from recent assessments.

• Discussing opportunities for continued literacy activities in the summer (summer library, garden literacy program)

•Providing additional ways parents can help their child maintain skills and be prepared for the next school year.

 

3. Central Manor Elementary will provide timely information about Title I programs to parents of participating children in a timely manner:

• Parent-Teacher Conferences;

• “Back to School” Night

• School Web Site

• Parent Literacy Nights

• Beginning of the Year Packets

•Timely Handouts

4. Central Manor Elementary will provide parents of participating children a description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, the proficiency levels students are expected to meet, and an opportunity for parents of participating children to provide suggestions as practicably possible through:

• Parent-Teacher Conferences

• Title I Annual Meetings

• Parent Literacy Nights

• Parent Survey

• Quarterly Report Cards

 

Part III: Shared Responsibilities for High Student Academic Achievement

1. Central Manor Elementary will build the schools’ and parent’s capacity for strong parental involvement, in order to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school involved, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement, through the following activities specifically described below:

  • “Back to School” Night
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences: November, February, May and additional ones if needed.
  • Parent Literacy Nights
    • Kindergarten Parent Literacy Night is open to all incoming kindergarten students.  Students will participate in many hands-on activities.   Families will learn about growing gardens and growing as learners.  The kindergarten night includes a special session for parents introducing them to the Central Manor learning community.  Take-home bags of at-home activities and a student made snack are part of this exciting evening.  Themes may vary year to year, including the Ready Freddy kindergarten readiness program and Growing Readers, a Central Manor original theme tied to our school garden.
    • Grade One Literacy Night is open to identified current Title One students.  Families are invited to dinner with teachers (in the past our themes have included Hot Diggety Dog night and Tacos with Teachers.  Focuses include: helping your child at home, understanding the writing and reading connection, building a lifetime love of reading and connecting reading and writing to everyday routines.

• Quarterly Report Cards

• Periodic progress updates

• Beginning of the Year Packets that include reading activities and materials to help make reading fun!

2. Central Manor Elementary will incorporate the school-parent compact as a component of its School Parental Involvement Policy and will be disseminated in a beginning of the year contact.

3. Central Manor Elementary will, with the assistance of the district, provide assistance to parents of children served by the school in understanding topics such as the following:

• The State’s academic content standards;

• The State’s student academic achievement standards;

• The State and Local Academic Assessments including alternate assessments;

• How to monitor their child’s progress

• How to work with educators and their children

4. Central Manor Elementary will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, ensure that information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities, is sent to the parent 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.

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