•  Richland Elementary Parent Involvement Policy 2020-21


    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 2020-21

    Requirement Timeline Activity Evaluation Measure(s)
    1 Participation in parent
    involvement policy
    2020 due to COVID
    shutdown for this
    school year.
    Meet the Teacher
    Night-August 2019
    Involve parents in policy development through:
    * Site Based Decision Making Team Meetings
    * PTA Meetings (via Zoom if necessary)
    *School-wide messaging system: Blackboard,
    Social Media Sites, Parent Newsletter, website and
    * Teacher communication through email, Zoom,
    Dojo, Google Voice, Canvas, phone calls
    *Letters home
    * Campus Policy
    * Written parent suggestions
    *Sign in sheets
    *Views on newsletters, social media
    2 Participation in decision
    making for Title I
    Ongoing Involve parents in planning, implementing, and
    evaluating Title I Program:
    * SBDM Meetings
    *Parent Survey
    *Leadership Meeting
    *Teacher contact through their messaging system
    or on an assignment page in their learning platform
    *Schoolwide parent newsletter
    *Parent liaisons reaching out to parents in the
    parent’s native language
    * Meeting sign-in sheets
    * Agenda
    * Survey Results
    3 Communicate program
    information to all
    Grade Level
    Meetings and
    On-going Aug.
    2020-May 2021
    Provide information about:
    * Participation in Title I
    * Curriculum description
    * Provide copy of school-parent compact
    * State and local assessments and expectations for
    student proficiency
    *Curriculum news through newsletters and
    * Provide communications about meetings, parent
    programs and other activities in their native
    * Provide communications to parents on teacher
    * Provide communications to parents utilizing our
    digital sign
    * Provide communications to parents on campus
    Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
    * Parent sign -in sheets/Participation
    in Zoom meetings
    * Signed portion of compact/read
    * STAAR, ISIP (reading assessment),
    Campus Based Assessments,
    STAR Screener (math assessment)
    * Scheduled meetings
    *Parent feedback on Google Forms
    sent in parent newsletter
    * Copies of all letters sent home in
    English and Spanish language via
    * Copies of all principal letters sent by
    Blackboard in newsletter to parents
    on school website and social media
    * Continually updated websites and
    *Google Voice or other text messaging system
    * Messaging Provide communications to parents
    using Blackboard for emergencies and early
    closures (phone calling system)
    *Put messages on bottom of Report Cards
    *Use methods such as banners, yard signs,
    marquee, magnets and teacher communication to
    advertise social media
    4 Shared responsibility for
    student achievement
    Distribute via
    Blackboard and/or
    By Oct. 2020
    Utilize the school-parent compact:
    * Revise
    *Provide in native language
    *Recognize SELF citizens
    *Curriculum Nights (Reading, Math and Science)
    * Compacts will be distributed via
    blackboard and in school newsletter
    for online students.
    *Compacts will be given to students to
    take home for in person students
    and/or given at parent conferences
    *Teachers, Parents and students will
    sign the compact
    5 Build capacities of
    On-going Aug.
    2020-May 2021
    *Curriculum Night via Zoom and Videos posted in
    Newsletter, Social Media and Website and
    Conferences assist parents in
    * State academic content (TEKS)-Information sent
    home on how to access new TEA website for
    * State academic achievement standards (STAAR,
    ISIP, STAR screener)
    * Ways to monitor progress
    * Ways to work with teachers to improve
    * Provide training and materials to parents to help
    them work with their children via Canvas training
    and teacher training of parents
    * PTA Nights
    *Family Nights (Math, Reading and Science)
    *Kinder Round Up-Possibly Virtual
    *Access to Chromebooks, and computer learning
    programs at home for all students via Classlink
    *Access to Learning Ally at home and school for all
    students in SPED and identified with dyslexia
    *GATE Capstone presentations
    * Parent sign-in sheet for these events
    * Parent attendance
    * Student performance
    *Reports from computer programs of
    student usage in Canvas, Education
    Galaxy, SeeSaw and other computer
    * Minutes from meetings
    6 Coordinate and
    Title I parent program
    with other parent
    Programs in BISD
    On-going Aug.
    2020-May 2021
    in fall possibly
    * Coordinate parent involvement under Title I with
    English Second Language (ESL), Gifted and
    Talented (Gate), Special Education, 504, Dyslexia,
    and ASPIRE
    *ESL classes for parents provide by parent liaisons
    at BISD level
    * Minutes from meetings
    *Sign-in sheets
    7 Provide transitional
    support to parents and
    Second Semester * 5th grade visit to Richland Middle School
    * Richland Middle School visits with band
    *Coordinate a possible night for 5
    th grade parents
    to visit RMS to learn about fine arts programs and
    other special programs.
    * Utilize Counselor to coordinate parent and
    transitional activities
    * Transitional Admission Review and Dismissal
    (ARD) for
    students served in Special Education
    * Kindergarten Roundup
    * Parent sign-in sheets
    * Calendar dates recorded
    * Student participation in choir and
    band activities
    8 Provide networking
    opportunities for our
    families-TBA based on
    COVID and social
    distancing regulations
    August 2020
    September 2020
    Each 6 weeks
    2 times TBA
    Dec. 2020
    April 2021
    March 2021
    May 2021
    May 2021
    4 events
    Dec. 2020
    *Meet the Teacher Night Via Zoom and
    *Awards Assemblies via Zoom per grade level 1-5
    * Scholastic Book Fair
    *Pancakes with Santa
    *Spring Carnival
    * Public School Week
    * Kindergarten Celebration
    * 5th grade Celebration
    * Field Trip Volunteer Program
    * PTA Meetings (Sept., Nov., April, & May)
    * PTA Activity Nights
    * Field Trips
    *ASPIRE events
    * Spelling Bee
    *Choir Performances
    * Parent sign-in sheets
    * Calendar Dates recorded
    * Parent and student surveys