Conestoga Parent Policy

Conestoga 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. Conestoga Elementary 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. Conestoga Elementary will convene an annual parent conference during the first quarter of the school year at a convenient time to inform parents of the following:

• That their child’s school participates in Title I,

• About the requirements of Title I,

• Of their rights to be involved,

• What they can do with their child at home

3. Conestoga 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 Night for incoming first graders

• Beginning of the Year brochure

•Timely Handouts

4. Conestoga 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 Night for incoming first graders

• Parent Survey

• Quarterly Report Cards

 

Part III: Shared Responsibilities for High Student Academic Achievement

1. Conestoga 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

• Parent Literacy Night for incoming first graders

• Quarterly Communication

• Beginning of the Year brochure

2. Conestoga 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. Conestoga 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. Conestoga 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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