Parental Involvement Policy

School Parental Involvement Policy

PART I           GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

Connally Early Childhood Center agrees to implement the following statutory requirements:

  • Consistent with section 1118, the school will work to ensure that the required school level parental involvement policies meet the requirements of section 1118 of the ESEA, and each include, as a component, a school-parent compact consistent with section 1118(d) of the ESEA.
  • Schools will notify parents of the policy in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand. The policy will be made available to the local community and updated periodically to meet the changing needs of the parents and the school.
  • In carrying out the Title I, Part A, parental involvement requirements, to the extent practicable, the school will provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports required under section 1111 of the ESEA in an understandable and uniform format and including alternative formats upon request and, to the extent practicable, in language parents understand.
  • If the school-wide program plan for Title I, Part A, developed under section 1114(b) of the ESEA, is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school will submit any parent comments with the plan when the school submits the plan to the local educational agency (school district).
  • The school will involve the parents of children served in Title I, Part A schools in decisions about how the 1 percent of Title I, Part A funds reserved for parental involvement is spent, and will ensure that not less than 95 percent of the 1 percent reserved goes directly to the schools. 
  • The school will build its own, and the parent’s capacity, for strong parental involvement, in order to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement.
  • The school will provide other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under section 1118 of the ESEA as the parents may request.
  • The school will be governed by the following statutory definition of parental involvement, and will carry out programs, activities, and procedures in accordance with this definition:

Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring—(A) that parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning;

(B) that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school;

(C) that parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child;

(D) the carrying out of other activities, such as those described in section 1118 of the ESEA.

PART II          DESCRIPTION OF HOW SCHOOLS WILL IMPLEMENT REQUIRED SCHOOL PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY COMPONENTS

  1. Connally Early Childhood Center will take the following actions to involve parents in the joint development of its school parental involvement plan under section 1118 of the ESEA:  Campus Site Base Meetings

     

  2. Connally Early Childhood Center will hold an annual meeting to inform parents of the school’s participation in Title I, Part A programs, and to explain the Title I, Part A requirements and the right of parents to be involved in Title I, Part A programs.  The school will invite all parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs to this Parent Orientation meeting.

     

  3. Connally Early Childhood Center will, at the request of parents, provide opportunities for regular meetings for parents to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions about the education of their children.

     

  4. Connally Early Childhood Center will provide materials and training to help parents work with their children to improve their children’s academic achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement.

     

  5. Connally Early Childhood Center will, with the assistance of its parents, educate its teachers, pupil services personnel, principals and other staff in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and schools. 

     

  6. Connally Early Childhood Center will ensure that information related to the school and parent-programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.

 

PART III        Parental Involvement Opportunities

 

  • Fall Parent Conferences
  • Spring Parent Conferences
  • Meet the Teacher Night
  • Parent Orientation Night
  • Parent Volunteer Recruiting Event
  • Family Literacy Events
  • Classroom Party Volunteers
  • Campus Service Projects
  • Family Attendance Contest
  • Universal Folders
  • Weekly Classroom Newsletters
  • Classroom Parent Volunteer
  • Campus Site Based Team
  • Parent Classroom Readers
  • Grandparent Events
  • PTO
  • Social Media Accounts
  • Monthly Calendar of Events
  • Pumpkin Run
  • Book Fair Family Reading Events
  • Student of the Week 
  • Field Trip Volunteers
  • Classroom Take Home Projects
  • Muffins with Mom
  • Donuts with Dad
  • Mentor to Students In Need
  • Family Connection Newsletter (English/Spanish)
  • Onsite Translators
  • Bilingual Staff
  • Principal/Parent Chat Sessions
  • Parent Surveys to Assess Parental Needs
  • Parental Training Sessions