Easterly Parkway Elementary School
Parent & Family Engagement Policy
Easterly Parkway Elementary School will implement required school parental involvement policy components as follows: Easterly Parkway Elementary School will do the following things with the parents to involve parents in order to carry out the requirements of Section 118(b).
*Teachers and parents will work together during Parent Advisory Council Meetings and through the use of Parent Advisory Council Surveys to develop a policy that everyone can agree to carry out.
*We will create a document that everyone can understand. If parents need to be informed in another language or by other means, the school will take appropriate steps to ensure that the parents are able to understand the documents or conversations.
*We will distribute the document to all parents of Title I students. The document will also be part of the Title I Teachers’ that service Easterly Parkway Elementary School websites.
*We will make it available to the community and update it when necessary depending on the needs of the parents. Easterly Parkway Elementary School will involve the parents in the planning, review and improvement of the school’s Parent Involvement Policy.
*Parents will be asked for their input into the Parent Involvement Policy through the Parent Survey sent home at the beginning of every year and the end of the year Parent Survey.
*Parents will be asked for their input into the Parent Involvement Policy during the annual Back To School Title I Night that is held in September every year.
*Parents will be invited to the Fall Parent Advisory Council meeting to help revise the Parent Involvement Policy to reflect the current needs of the parents.
Easterly Parkway Elementary School will hold parent meetings at different times of the year, week and day.
*Through the Parent Survey that is given to parents at the beginning of the year parents are asked to give their opinion on which time of year, day of week, and time of day is most convenient for them to meet.
*Parents are always offered an alternative time to meet with the teachers if there are not able to make the original meeting but would still like to attend.
*Parents are also notified that there are funds to cover reasonable and necessary expenses such as transportation, child care, or home visit expenses to enable parents to participate in the school-related meetings and training sessions.
Easterly Parkway Elementary School will inform parents how they can be involved in the planning, review and improvement of Gray’s Woods Elementary School’s Title I program and about timely information about the Title I program.
*Parents will be informed of this during our Back to School Title I Night, Parent Advisory Council meetings, the school-related meeting and training sessions.
*Parents will also be informed through emails and the Easterly Parkway Elementary School Title I teachers’ website.
Easterly Parkway Elementary School will describe how the school will provide parents of participating children with a description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
*The annual Back to School Title I parent meeting
*The parent/student/teacher goal setting conference.
*Individual parent/teacher conferences
*Title I parent meetings throughout the year
Easterly Parkway Elementary School will describe how the school will provide assistance to parents in understanding the State’s academic content standards and student achievement standards, local academic assessments and how to monitor a child’s progress and work with teachers to improve the achievement of their children.
*Parent training workshops
*Title I teachers’ websites that have links to other helpful resources for parents
Easterly Parkway Elementary School will provide, if requested by parents, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children, and respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible.
*Title I Back to School Meetings
*Parent surveys at the beginning and end of year
Easterly Parkway Elementary School will jointly develop with parents a school-parent compact and outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and students will share in the responsibility for improved student achievement.
*A goal will be created during the goal setting conferences in the Fall and Spring.
*The goal will outline how the parent, student, and teachers will help the students meet their goals and will be signed by all of the participants.
Easterly Parkway Elementary School will describe how the school provides materials and training to help parents to work with their children to improve their children’s achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parent involvement.
*Through emails, websites, and workshops Easterly Parkway Elementary School will provide parents with information on how to better help their children improve in school.