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Parent Involvement Policy


Park Creek School

Parent Involvement Policy

2018-2019

First Draft July, 2018

Staff Review August, 2018

Parent Review August, 2018

School Council Review September, 2018

Adopted October 30, 2018


Park Creek Elementary School

Parent Involvement Policy

2018-2019

PART 1: GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

Park Creek School agrees to implement the following statutory requirements:

  • Park Creek Parent Involvement Policy will be reviewed by parents, teachers, and School Council before finalized
  • Parent Involvement Policy will be available in English and can be translated in Spanish upon request
  • Parent Involvement Policy will be available for parents to review in September, 2018 during Open House
  • Park Creek School Parent Involvement Policy will be available to the local community through our School Council and through our website
  • Periodically update the School Parent Involvement Policy to meet the changing needs of parents and the school
  • Adopt the School Parent Compact as a component of Park Creek School Parent Involvement Policy
  • Agree to be governed by the following statutory definition of parental involvement and will carry out programs and activities and procedures in accordance with this definition:

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

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

d) Ensure that other activities, such as those described in section 1118 of the ESEA are carried out) McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act along with the Neglected and Delinquent Act will be carried out

PART II: DESCRIPTION OF HOW THE SCHOOL WILL IMPLEMENT REQUIRED SCHOOL PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY COMPONENTS

1. Park Creek School will take the following actions to involve parents in the joint development and joint agreement of its School Parent Involvement Policy and its school wide plan, if applicable, in an organized and timely way under section 1118 (b) of the ESEA:
a. Meetings-with parents, administrators, and teachers to discuss any concerns or suggestions
b. Notice for all school activities sent home
c. Draft prepared (July, 2018)
d. Draft will be available for review by parents August, 2018
e. Copy will be electronically sent to staff for review August, 2018
f. School Council will review policy October, 2018
g. Final draft will be available to the public by October 31, 2018
h. The parent involvement team and school faculty will review the policy in August and September, and makes suggestions for the next school year based upon information/data gathered

2. Park Creek School will take the following actions to distribute to parents of participating children and the local community, the School Parental Involvement Policy:
a. Copies of the Park Creek Parent Involvement Policy will be available to parents in writing, on school web site, and electronically upon request

3. Park Creek School will update yearly its School Parent Involvement Policy to meet the changing needs of parents and the school. Once needs are identified, in the School Improvement Plan and are reviewed, the plan will be modified.
a. Park Creek School will update its School Parental Involvement Policy as noted in Part II, to ensure multiple perspectives and opportunities for input.
b. Parents will be able to provide feedback on the policy at the September Open House and the October School Council Meeting.
c. Parent comments regarding the plan and needs identified in the School Improvement Plan process will be considered, and the plan will be modified to meet those needs.
d. School Council parents will provide input on how the 1 percent of Title 1 part A funds are spent on parental involvement.


4. Park Creek School will convene an annual meeting to inform parents of the following:
a. Park Creek School participates in Title I: (September , 2018 Open House), (October, 2018 School Council meeting) (August, 2018 electronic-mail to staff)
b. The requirements of Title I
c. Their rights to be involvedd. Their school’s participation in Title I


5. Park Creek School will hold a flexible number of meetings at varying times related to parental involvement.
a. PK-Peek
b. Family Nights
c. Open House
d. Parent meetings (grade level, sharing is caring, Title 1)
e. Student Orientation
f. School Holiday lunch
g. Parent support classes (parents learn how to support their student/s)
h. School Council meetings
i. Parent observations in classrooms
j. Exceptional Student Services parent classroom visits


6. Park Creek School will provide timely information about Title I programs to parents of participating children in a timely manner. This information will be presented in both English and Spanish.
a. Title I presentation – Open House- September, 2018
b. Title I presentation –School Council- October, 2018
c. Title I information provided to School Staff –August, 2018


7. Park Creek School will provide to 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, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
Park Creek School provides a description and explanation of the curriculum, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet in the following ways:
a. Progress Reports/Daily communication logs
b. Standards Based Report cards
c. Parent-teacher conferences-2 per year
d. Family Nights
e. RTI Meetings
f. IEP Meetings
g. ELL information sessions and meetings
h. News letters /social media (school web page/FB/DPS web page)
i. Parent meetings (Milestones/ELL-ACCESS/PK)


8. Park Creek School will provide parents of participating children opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions related to the education of their children. The school will respond to any such suggestions as soon as possible.
1. Park Creek School provides parents, of participating children, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children in the following ways:
a. Parent-teacher meetings
b. Parent–administrator meetings
c. RTI meetings
d. IEP meetings
e. ELL meetings and information sessions
f. Information sessions with school administrators
g. School Council meetings
h. Information sessions with DPS Title 1 Parent Liaison
i. Parent feedback and student interviews
j. Parent observations in classrooms


9. Park Creek School will submit to the district any parent comments if the School wide plan under section (1114) (b) (2) is not satisfactory to parents of participating children.
a. Any parent comments or concerns will be submitted to the Title I Director by the school principal and will be discussed at the next scheduled review of the plan.

PART III: SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HIGH STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

1.Park Creek School will build the school’s and parents’ capacity for strong parental involvement in order to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school, parents, and the community to improve academic achievement through the following activities specifically described below:
a. Family Nights
b. Meetings with school administrators
c. Parent volunteers
d. Provide translators for school activities
e. School Council meetings
f. Provide parent resources
g. Support classes for parents (parents learn how to support their student/s)
h. Parent information in English/Spanish
i. Community parent classes
j. School messages in English/Spanish
k. Parent-teacher conferences
l. Parent information through social media


2. The school will incorporate the school-parent compact as a component of its’ School Parent Involvement Policy.
a. Park Creek School seeks to have 100% of parents and students sign and return this contract.


3. By undertaking the actions described in this paragraph, Park Creek School will, with the assistance of its district, provide assistance to parents of children served by the school in understanding topics such as the following:


a. The state’s student academic content and achievement standards
b. The state and local academic assessments including alternate assessments
c. The requirements of Title I
d. How to monitor their child’s progress
e. How to work with educators
f. How to support your child’s social and emotional needs
Park Creek School, with the assistance of the district, provides assistance to parents of the school’s students in understanding the topics listed above, in the following ways:
a. Parent-teacher conferences (including academic coaches and support teachers)
b. Meetings with administrators to discuss these and other topics
c. Written explanations and score interpretations of mandated assessments in English and Spanish
d. Presentation on requirements of Title I to the School Council and at an Open House event

4. Park Creek school will, with the assistance of its district, provide materials and training, such as literacy training and using technology, to foster parental involvement and enable parents to assist their children in improving their academic achievement by:
a. Inviting parents and families to Park Creek Family Nights, which are specifically designed to teach parents how to work with their children on academic skills with an eye to improving student achievement
b. Using Title I funds to provide materials for parents and students to take home so that parents may apply the skills they have learned during the Family Nights and work with their children on academic tasks
c. English classes and Parent University to be offered through the DPS Title I parent liaison

5. The school will, with the assistance of its district and parents, educate all staff members in how to reach out to, communicate with, and working with parents as equal partners; in the value and utility of contributions of parents; and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and the school by:
a. Implementing a School Improvement Plan with a specific parent involvement component designed to aid teachers and other staff members in reaching out to, communicating with, and working with parents as equal partners. The plan calls for encouraging parents to volunteer in the school and to participate in the parent-administrator meetings.

6. The school will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities with Head Start, Reading First, Early Reading First, and Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers program, public preschool, and other programs. The school will also conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children, by:
a. By housing three lottery funded Pre-Kindergarten classes. Park Creek will also house the DPS Head Start class and the DPS Pre-K Love class. Both programs serve students with special needs and includes parents in many activities throughout the school year.
b. By hosting activities for younger students and their parents, Park Creek is able to help transition these students into the school environment. For example, the Baby Cheetah Walk (May, 2018) brings our prospective PK students to Park Creek before the first day of school. This ensures a level of comfort for both parents and students. Park Creek hosted a school-wide orientation in August 6, 2018.
c. Park Creek’s Pre-K Love (ESS) teacher will also conduct home visits as needed to work with families throughout the school year. This class has a bilingual para-professional who will assist with parent contact, home visits, and

7. The school will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, take the following actions to ensure that information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities, is sent to the parents 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.
a. To the extent possible, written communication from Park Creek School goes home in both English and Spanish
b. Bilingual front office staff is provided to ensure that parents have a thorough understanding of school information
c. All Family Nights have either translators or bilingual instruction available for parents so they may participate fully in what is offered
d. All School Council meetings are conducted in both English and Spanish
e. Translators are available for parent conferences
f. Parent meetings with administrators are conducted in English and Spanish
g. Parent resource materials are bilingual

DISCRETIONARY SCHOOL PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY COMPONENTS

1. Parenting
The district’s PK resource coordinator and social worker provide informal opportunities for parents to learn parenting skills. The parent resources related to parenting skills are available to all parents in both English/Spanish.
2. Communicating
a. Teachers keep parent contact logs so there is a record of parent-teacher conversations.
b. To the extent possible, written communication from Park Creek School goes home in both English/Spanish
c. Bilingual front office staff are available to ensure that parents have a thorough understanding of school information
d. All Family Nights have either translators or bilingual instruction available for parents
e. All School Council meetings are conducted in both English/Spanish
f. Translators are available for parent conferences
g. Parent meetings with administrators are conducted in English/Spanish
h. A DPS electronic school messenger system contacts parents regarding upcoming events in Spanish/English
3. Volunteering
The Park Creek School Improvement Plan addresses a specific plan, goals, and incentives for increasing parent volunteers in the school setting. During the Parent Title 1 meeting in September a parent volunteer sheet will be distributed to parents to sign up as volunteers.
4. Learning at Home
Some of the Park Creek Family Nights are specifically designed to give parents the skills and resources they need to help their children at home. For example, the Family Literacy Night will focus on learning about reading and writing and how to support your student at home. Other family nights will also focus on skills that can also carry over at home.
5. Decision Making
Park Creek School has a School Council. Parents are involved in this organization, which give regular feedback to the school regarding diverse issues, such as the Title I plan, parent involvement and the daily routines of the school. Parental feedback is welcomed and adjustments are made as needed.
6. Collaborating with community
Park Creek School has the support of several community organizations and businesses. Park Creek is supported by a full time nurse from the Whitfield County Health Department. Junior Achievement, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Home Depot, Kroger, and Box1 inc. are active in supporting Park Creek School.

PART IV: ADOPTION

Park Creek School’s Parental Involvement Policy has been developed jointly with, and agreed upon by, parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs, as evidenced by:

This policy was adopted by Park Creek School on February 9, 2009 and will be in effect for subsequent years. The school will distribute this policy to all parents of participating Title I, Part A students. Park Creek School’s notification to parents of this policy will be in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, a copy of this policy will be provided to parents in a language parents can understand.

Title I compact English

Printable copy of the Title I compact

Title I Compact in English

What is a School Parent Compact? What is a School-Parent Compact? Park Creek School, students, and families participating in the Title I, Part A program agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement as well as describe how school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve more.

Jointly Developed Parents, teachers, and community stake holders reviewed this compact compact. Discussions are held each year to review and update the compact based on student and school needs. If you would like to volunteer to participate in the future, please contact Lisa Edwards at 706-428-7700.

Activities to Build Partnerships In order to build a partnership with parents, Park Creek School will employee bilingual individuals who will assist with parent communication. Both school secretaries are bilingual. This allows information to be communicated to parents in a timely manner. Park Creek will host family nights throughout the year as well as parent-teacher conferences.

Communication about Student Learning Park Creek School is committed to maintaining a two way communication with families through the school year regarding students’ learning progress and academic achievements. Some of the ways you can expect us to reach you are:

  • Progress reports and report cards
  • Parent-teacher conferences
  • Updates on the school Website
  • Workshops and parenting classes
  • Flyers home
  • Family nights
  • Parent classroom observations

Our Goals For Student Achievement Educate all students in learning environments that are safe, drug free, and conducive to learning

  • By 2019, Dalton Public Schools students’ scores will improve by 3% in English Language Arts on the EOG.
  • By 2019, Dalton Public Schools students’ scores will improve by 3% in Reading on the EOG.
  • By 2019, Dalton Public Schools students’ scores will improve by 3% in Math on the EOG. School

Goals

  • Regular review of student data
  • Academic coaches will provide support for students and teachers

School/Teacher Responsibility Teachers at Park Creek support student learning and provide high quality curriculum and instruction. The school will provide families support by :

  • Providing information to parents (student folder, phone calls, email, Facebook, Class Dojo, web site)
  • Providing time to meet with parents
  • Providing family nights (Literacy night, Science night, Open House)
  • Providing academic reports to parents on a regular basis

Family Responsibility Ways in which parents can support their children:

  • Attend school sponsored informational sessions
  • Check student planners/folders daily
  • Monitor student work/technology
  • Attend parent conferences
  • Check report cards and progress reports
  • Read notes/letters sent home
  • Sign Reading log every night


Student Responsibility Student success is very important at Park Creek School –the following list indicates how staff members link academic achievement and citizenship with home connections:

  • Pad cart helpers,*club representation,
  • classroom/school helper,
  • maintain clean school,
  • return classwork,
  • ROAR behavior,
  • attend school events with family,
  • support local charities,
  • read every night, and do homework

If you would like to volunteer, participate and/or observe in the classroom, please contact us at (706) 428-7700 or email lisa.edwards@dalton.k12.ga.us.





Title I compact Spanish

¿Qué es School-Parent Compact? La escuela Park Creek, los estudiantes y las familias que participan en el programa Título I, Parte A, acuerdan que este compacto describe cómo los padres, todo el personal escolar y los estudiantes compartirán la responsabilidad de mejorar los logros académicos de los estudiantes y describirán cómo la escuela y los padres construirán y desarrollarán una asociación que ayudará a los niños a lograr más en los altos estándares del estado.

Desarrollado conjuntamente Los padres, maestros y participantes de la comunidad revisaron este compacto compacto. Los debates se llevan a cabo cada año para revisar y actualizar el compacto en función de las necesidades de los estudiantes y la escuela. Si desea ser voluntario para participar en el futuro, contáctese con Lisa Edwards at 706-428-7700

Actividades para construir alianzas Con el fin de construir una asociación con los padres, la escuela Park Creek contará con empleados bilingües que ayudarán con la comunicación con los padres. Ambas secretarias de la escuela son bilingües. Esto permite que la información se comunique a los padres de manera oportuna. Park Creek será anfitrión de noches familiares durante todo el año, así como conferencias de padres y maestros.

Comunicación sobre el aprendizaje de los Estudiantes La escuela Park Creek está comprometida a mantener una comunicación bidireccional con las familias durante el año escolar con respecto al progreso de aprendizaje y los logros académicos de los estudiantes. Algunas de las formas en que puede esperar que lo contactemos son:

  • Informes de progreso y boleta de califica ciones
  • Conferencias de padres y profesores
  • Actualizaciones en el sitio web de la escuela
  • Talleres y clases para padres
  • Volantes inicio
  • Noches familiares
  • Observaciones por los padres en clase


Nuestras metas para el logro estudiantil Eduque a todos los estudiantes en ambientes de aprendizaje que sean seguros, libres de drogas y propicios para el aprendizaje

  • Para 2019, los puntajes de los estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas de Dalton mejorarán en un 3% en Artes del Lenguaje Inglés en el EOG.
  • Para 2019, los puntajes de los estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas de Dalton mejorarán en un 3% en Lectura en el EOG.
  • Para 2019, los puntajes de los estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas de Dalton mejorarán en un 3% en Matemáticas en el EOG.

Metas de la Escuela

  • Revisión regular de los datos del estudiante
  • Los entrenadores académicos brindarán apoyo a estudiantes y profesores

School/Teacher Responsibility Los maestros de Park Creek apoyan el aprendizaje de los estudiantes y proporcionan un plan de estudios de alta calidad e instrucción. La escuela brindará apoyo a las familias mediante :

  • Proporcionar información a los padres (carpeta de estudiantes, llamadas telefónicas, correo electrónico, Facebook, Class Dojo, sitio web)
  • Proporcionar tiempo para reunirse con los padres
  • Proporcionar noches familiares (Noche de alfabetización, Noche de ciencias, Bienvenida a la escuela)
  • Proporcionar informes académicos a

Family Responsibility Maneras en que los padres pueden apoyar a sus hijos:

  • Asistir a sesiones informativas patrocinadas por la escuela Verifique los planificadores / carpetas de los estudiantes diariamente
  • Monitorear el trabajo / la tecnología del estudiante
  • Asista a las conferencias de padres
  • Verificar boletas de calificaciones e informes de progreso
  • Leer notas / cartas enviadas a casa Registrarse registro de lectura todas las noches

Responsabilidades del Estudiantes El éxito estudiantil es muy importante en la escuela Park Creek; la siguiente lista indica cómo los miembros del personal vinculan los logros académicos y la ciudadanía con las conexiones domiciliarias:

  • ayudantes de carrito de iPad,
  • representación de club,
  • ayudante de salón / escuela,
  • mantener la escuela limpia,
  • trabajo de clase de retorno
  • Comportamiento de ROAR,
  • asistir a eventos escolares con la familia,
  • apoyar organizaciones benéficas locales,
  • leer todas las noches, y hacer los deberes.

Si desea ser voluntario, participar y / o observar en el aula, contáctenos al (706) 428-7700 Lisa Edwards.