Richland Elementary 

    Parent Involvement Policy





    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.  




    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





    Evaluation Measure(s)


    Participation in parent

    Sept. 2016

    Involve parents in policy development through:

    * Campus Policy


    involvement policy


    * SBDM Meetings

    * Written parent suggestions













    PTA Meetings

    Letter home

    *Suggestion Box







    Participation in decision


    Involve parents in planning, implementing, and

    * Site-based meeting sign-ins


    making for Title I 


    evaluating Title I Program:

    * Agenda




    * SBDM Meetings

    * STAAR results






    *Parent Survey


    * Survey Results



    Communicate program

    Grade Level

    Provide information about:



    information to all

    Meetings and 

    * Participation in Title I

    * Parent sign -in sheets




    * 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





    * Continually updated websites and
















    Provide communications to parents on campus fan page 


    Provide communications to parents using School 

      Messenger (phone calling system)














    Shared responsibility for


    Utilize the school-parent compact:

    * Compacts will be given at first


    student achievement

    Sept. 2016

    * Develop

       parent-teacher conference




    * Distribute

    * Parents will sign that they have









    Oct. 2017






    Provide in native language

    Curriculum Night

       received the compact





    Build capacities of parents

    On-going Aug. 

    Curriculum Night and Conferences assist parents in 

    * Parent sign-in sheet for these events



    2016-May 2017


    * 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








    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





    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




    * 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





    Provide networking 


    * Meet the Teacher Night

    * Parent sign-in sheets


    opportunities for our


    * BooHoo/WooHoo Breakfast 

    * Calendar Dates recorded



    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


    *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





    * Field Trips





    *Aspire Activities




    December 2016

    * Spelling Bee




    February 2017

    February 2017


    *Battle of the Books




    3 times a year

    * Valentine Dance


    *Cupstacking Tournament

    *Choir Performances