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. 



    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 2018-19





    Evaluation Measure(s)


    Participation in parent

    Sept. 2018

    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

    *Leadership Meeting

    * 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),



     2018-May 2019

    * 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



    2018-May 2019

    * Provide communications about meetings, parent





       programs and other activities in their native language

    * Parent feedback




    * Provide communications to parents on teacher websites

    * Copies of all letters sent home in




    * Provide communications to parents utilizing our digital

       English and Spanish language





    * Provide communications to parents using Blackboard. (phone calling system)

    * Copies of all principal letters posted




    * Provide communications to parents on campus social media accounts. (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

    on school website and social media





    * Continually updated websites and

































    Shared responsibility for student achievement


    Utilize the school-parent compact:

    * Compacts will be given at meet the teacher night and/or first



    Aug. 2018

    * *Develop

       parent-teacher conference





    * Parents will sign that they have



    By Oct. 2018

    * *Evaluate

       received the compact




    ** Revise





    * *Provide in native language



    *Curriculum Night



    Build capacities of parents

    On-going Aug.

    *Curriculum Night and Conferences assist parents in

    * Parent sign-in sheet for these events



    2018-May 2019






    * State academic content (TEKS)-Information sent home on how to access new TEA website for parents

    * Parent attendance

    * Student performance




    * State academic achievement standards (STAAR, ISIP, STAR screener)

     *Reports from computer programs of      student usage




    * 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

    *Access to computer programs at home for all students such          as RAZ kids

    *Access to Learning Ally at home and school for all students in SPED and identified with dyslexia



    Coordinate and integrate

    On-going Aug.

    * Coordinate parent involvement under Title I with

    * Minutes from meetings


    Title I parent program

    2018-May 2019

       English Second Language (ESL),  Gifted and Talented



    with other parent


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


    Programs in BISD



    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

       band activities




    * Transitional Admission Review and Dismissal (ARD) for


       students served in Special Education





    * Kindergarten Roundup



    Provide networking

    Aug. 2018

    *Meet the Teacher Night

    * Parent sign-in sheets


    opportunities for our

    Sept. 2018-May 2019

    *Watch DOGS meetings

    * Calendar Dates recorded



    Sept.  2018

    * Grandparent's Dinner

    *Museum Nights

    * Parent and student surveys


    Oct. 2018

    * Birdville High School Homecoming Parade

    *Howdy Dance




    Each 6 weeks

    * Awards Assemblies



    Provide networking

    September 2018, February, 2018, May 2018

    * Scholastic Book Fair

     * Parent sign-in sheets


    opportunities for our

    Dec. 2018

    *Pancakes with Santa

     * Calendar Dates recorded


    Families (continued)

    April 2019

    *Spring Carnival




    March 2019

    * Public School Week




    May 2019

    * Kindergarten Celebration




    May 2019

    * 5th grade Celebration





    * Field Trip Volunteer Program




    4 events

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




    Dec. 2018 & April 2019

    * PTA Activity Nights




    * Field Trips





    *Aspire Activities




    Dec. 2018

    * Spelling Bee




    Feb. 2019

    Feb. 2019

    *Battle of the Books

    * Parent/Student Dance




    Feb. 2019

    3 times a year

    * Cupstacking Tournament

    * Choir Performances