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    Richland Elementary 

    Parent Involvement Policy

    2016-17

     

     

    OVERVIEW

    As per Public Law 107-110, the No Child Left Behind Act, Richland Elementary has adopted the following policy to ensure that the staff coordinates all possible programs to provide quality services to our children and families. This policy affords parents substantial and meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children.

     

    Our goal is to maximize opportunities for all parents to participate in ways that will help all children to be successful in meeting the State’s academic content and academic achievement standards. In addition, we strive to provide opportunities for parents to assist us in maximizing our students’ potential to become successful citizens upon completion of their public school careers. 

     

    To reach our goal, the staff and representative parents have drafted the following policy outlining the ways in which parents are encouraged to participate in the life of the school and the ways we will reach out to parents.  

     

     

    REQUEST FOR SUGGESTIONS

    The staff at Richland Elementary invites parents to offer suggestions for improving our efforts to involve parents in meaningful ways. Please call Kerri Sands at (817) 547-2000 or email at Kerri.Sands@birdvilleschools.net to give us your suggestions or to discuss opportunities for you to work directly with us.

     

    Richland Elementary Involvement Strategies

      

    Requirement

    Timeline

    Activity

    Evaluation Measure(s)

    1

    Participation in parent

    Sept. 2016

    Involve parents in policy development through:

    * Campus Policy

      

    involvement policy

     

    * SBDM Meetings

    * Written parent suggestions

      

      

      

     

    development

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PTA Meetings

    Letter home

    *Suggestion Box

     

     

     

     

     

    2

    Participation in decision

     Ongoing

    Involve parents in planning, implementing, and

    * Site-based meeting sign-ins

      

    making for Title I 

     

    evaluating Title I Program:

    * Agenda

      

     Program

     

    * SBDM Meetings

    * STAAR results

      

     

     

     

     

    *Parent Survey

     

    * Survey Results

     

    3

    Communicate program

    Grade Level

    Provide information about:

     

      

    information to all

    Meetings and 

    * Participation in Title I

    * Parent sign -in sheets

      

    parents

    Conferences 

    * Curriculum description

    * Signed portion of compact

      

     

    On-going Aug. 

    * Provide copy of school-parent compact (conference)

    * STAAR, ISIP (reading assessment),

      

     

     2016-May 2017

    * State and local assessments and expectations for

       Campus Based Assessments, 

      

      

     

     

      student proficiency

       STAR Screener (math assessment) 

      

     

     

     

    On-going Aug. 

     

     * Curriculum news through newsletters and websites

     

    * Scheduled meetings

      

      

     

     

    2016-May 2017

     

     

     

    Parent sign-in sheets

    Parent feedback

      

      

     

     

     

    On-going Aug.

     

    * Provide communications about meetings, parent

     

    * Copies of all letters sent home in 

      

     

    2016-May 2017

       programs and other activities in their native language 

       native language

      

     

     

    * Provide communications to parents on teacher websites

    * Copies of all principal letters posted

      

     

     

    * Provide communications to parents utilizing our digital

       on principal website

      

     

     

       sign

    * Continually updated websites and

      

      

      

      

     

     

     

     

      

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Provide communications to parents on campus fan page 

      (Facebook)

    Provide communications to parents using School 

      Messenger (phone calling system)

     

       sign

     

     

      

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    4

    Shared responsibility for

    Eval./Revise

    Utilize the school-parent compact:

    * Compacts will be given at first

     

    student achievement

    Sept. 2016

    * Develop

       parent-teacher conference

     

     

    Distribute 

    * Distribute

    * Parents will sign that they have

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Oct. 2017

     

     

     

    Evaluate

    Revise

    Provide in native language

    Curriculum Night

       received the compact

     

     

     

    5

    Build capacities of parents

    On-going Aug. 

    Curriculum Night and Conferences assist parents in 

    * Parent sign-in sheet for these events

     

     

    2016-May 2017

    understanding:

    * Parent attendance

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    *                     State academic content (TEKS)

    *                     State academic achievement standards (STAAR, ISIP,

    STAR screener)

    *                     Ways to monitor progress

    *                     Ways to work with teachers to improve achievement * Provide training and materials to parents to help them    work with their children

    *                     PTA Nights

    *Family Nights (Museum Night)

    *Kinder Round Up

    *Rosie Ready for PreK parents

    * Student performance

     

     

     

     

     

     

    6

    Coordinate and integrate

    On-going Aug. 

    * Coordinate parent involvement under Title I with 

    * Minutes from meetings

     

    Title I parent program 

    2016-May 2017

       English Second Language (ESL),  Gifted and Talented

     

     

     

    with other parent  programs

     

     

      (G/T), Special Education, 504, Dyslexia, and Aspire

     

     

     

    7

    Provide transitional

    Second Semester

    * 5th grade visit to Richland Middle School

    * Parent sign-in sheets

     

    support to parents and

     

    * Richland Middle School visits with band instruments

    * Calendar dates recorded

     

    students

     

    * Utilize Counselor to coordinate parent and student

    * Student participation in choir and

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       transitional activities

    *                     Transitional Admission Review and Dismissal (ARD) for    students served in Special Education 

    *                     Kindergarten Roundup

       band activities

     

     

     

    8

    Provide networking 

    Aug.2016

    * Meet the Teacher Night

    * Parent sign-in sheets

     

    opportunities for our

    Aug.2016

    * BooHoo/WooHoo Breakfast 

    * Calendar Dates recorded

     

    families

    Sept. 2016

    * Grandparent's Dinner

    * Parent and student surveys

     

     

    Oct. 2016

    * Birdville High School Homecoming Parade

     

     

     

    Each 6 weeks

    * Awards Assemblies

     

     

    Provide networking 

    3 times 

    * Scholastic Book Fair

     

     

    opportunities for our

    December 2016

    *Pancakes with Santa

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Families (continued)

     

     

     

     

    April 2017

    March 2017

    May 2017

    May 2017

    Ongoing

    *Spring Carnival

     

     

     

     

     

    * Public School Week

    * Kindergarten Celebration

    * 5th grade Celebration

    * Field Trip Volunteer Program 

     

     

    4 events

    * PTA Meetings (Sept., Nov., April,  & May)

     

      

      

    December 2016 & April 2017

    * PTA Activity Nights

      

     

     

    TBA

    * Field Trips

     

     

     

    Ongoing

    *Aspire Activities

     

     

     

    December 2016

    * Spelling Bee

     

     

     

    February 2017

    February 2017

     

    *Battle of the Books

     

     

     

    3 times a year

    * Valentine Dance

     

    *Cupstacking Tournament

    *Choir Performances