Peck Elementary School believes that all parents, teachers, and other school staff have an important partnership in the academic success of every student. We recognize that parental involvement increases student success and we encourage the participation of parents/guardians in support of student learning.
Consistent with section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and NCLB, the school will work to ensure that the required parental involvement policy meets all requirements. We will provide this information to all parents in an understandable and uniform format, and if needed, in a language that the parents/guardians can understand.
At Peck Elementary School the following actions will be taken to involve parents in the joint partnership of student achievement:
- Parents will be involved in the development of the policy in partnership with the Title 1 Coordinator or designated team. Development discussions will be in person or through online communication.
- Parents will be encouraged to be members of the school improvement team and parent involvement team, and the school will extend invitations to all parents to participate as volunteers.
- Parents will be involved in decisions about how the Title I, Part A funds reserved for parental involvement is spent.
- Peck Elementary School will inform parents of the school’s participation in Title I, Part A programs, and explain the requirements and the right of parents to be involved in programs. This will occur at least two times per year; at the open house in the fall, and again in the spring during a Title 1 parent meeting. The school will make every effort to hold the open house and meetings at a time convenient for parents so that as many parents as possible are able to attend.
- A school/home compact (which will be updated in the 2015-2016 school year) will be created in partnership with parents and school staff. The compact may include expectations of staff, students, and parents in regard to progress, supporting learning at home, supporting learning at school, accountability for academic progress, and celebration of successes.
- Communication between school and home will happen in a variety of ways. These communications will emphasize how parents can help students succeed, formulate suggestions, and participate in decisions about the education of their children as appropriate.
- Open house within the first two weeks of the school year.
- Two parent/teacher conferences per year.
- Personal communications via face-to-face, email, phone, letters, and any other means necessary.
- Progress reports and report cards. These will include information regarding curriculum, local academic assessments, and expected grade level standards.
- Individual student reports about the performance on state and local assessments.
- Communication folders.
- Student agenda book.
- Classroom newsletters and/or class websites.
- Parent meetings as requested.
- Home visits when needed.
- Parents with children receiving out of classroom reading intervention in reading through Title1, Part A will be notified of their child’s placement and progress.
- Peck Elementary will provide ongoing professional development for all staff in how to effectively communicate and work with parents as partners. Staff will be trained at staff meetings, on professional development days, and through other conference offerings.
- Parents will receive opportunities to attend parent workshops provided by Title 1, Part A funds. Materials and training will be provided 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 and build ties between parents and the school community.
- Peck Elementary will provide a work place in the school building where the Parent Teacher Committee may work on volunteer activities.
- Peck Elementary will notify parents when their child has been assigned or has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.
- If the school-wide program plan for Title I, Part A, is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, Peck Elementary will submit any parent comments when the school submits the plan to the Superintendent of Center Line Public Schools.
The policy will be made available to the local community through the school website, and updated periodically to meet the changing needs of parents and the school. A copy will also be kept in the school office and the administration office of Center Line Public Schools.
Approved by the Parent Involvement Team and School Staff