•  Richland Elementary Parent Involvement Policy 2017-18

    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.

    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 2017-18 Requirement Timeline Activity Evaluation Measure(s) 1 Participation in parent Sept. 2017 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 *Leadership Meeting * 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), 2017-May 2018 * 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 2017-May 2018 * Provide communications about meetings, parent * Parent sign-in sheets 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
    sign * Copies of all principal letters posted
    * Provide communications to parents on campus fan page on school website and social media
    (Facebook) * Continually updated websites and * Provide communications to parents using on Blackboard sign (phone calling system)
    4 Shared responsibility for student achievement
    Eval./Revise Utilize the school-parent compact: * Compacts will be given at meet the teacher night and/or first
    Aug. 2017 * *Develop parent-teacher conference Distribute **Distribute * Parents will sign that they have By Oct. 2017 * *Evaluate received the compact
    ** Revise
    * *Provide in native language
    *Curriculum Night
    5 Build capacities of parents On-going Aug. *Curriculum Night and Conferences assist parents in * Parent sign-in sheet for these events 2017-May 2018 understanding:
    * 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
    6 Coordinate and integrate On-going Aug. * Coordinate parent involvement under Title I with * Minutes from meetings Title I parent program 2017-May 2018 English Second Language (ESL), Gifted and Talented
    with other parent (G/T), Special Education, 504, Dyslexia, and ASPIRE
    Programs in BISD 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 band activities * Transitional Admission Review and Dismissal (ARD) for students served in Special Education
    * Kindergarten Roundup
    8 Provide networking Aug. 2017 *Meet the Teacher Night * Parent sign-in sheets opportunities for our Sept. 2017-May 2018 *Watch DOGS meetings * Calendar Dates recorded families Sept. 2017 * Grandparent's Dinner *Museum Nights * Parent and student surveys Oct. 2017 * Birdville High School Homecoming Parade *Howdy Dance
    Each 6 weeks * Awards Assemblies Provide networking 3 times * Scholastic Book Fair * Parent sign-in sheets opportunities for our Dec. 2017 *Pancakes with Santa * Calendar Dates recorded Families (continued) April 2018 *Spring Carnival
    March 2018 * Public School Week
    May 2018 * Kindergarten Celebration
    May 2018 * 5th grade Celebration
    Ongoing * Field Trip Volunteer Program 4 events * PTA Meetings (Sept., Nov., April, & May) Dec. 2017 & April 2018 * PTA Activity Nights TBA * Field Trips
    Ongoing *Aspire Activities Dec. 2017 * Spelling Bee Feb. 2018 Feb. 2018 *Battle of the Books * Parent/Student Dance
    Feb. 2018 3 times a year * Cupstacking Tournament * Choir Performances