Parent Involvement Plan
Emerson Elementary School shall promote parent involvement in all schools as Mandated by Title 1, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and work as equal partners with parents in providing quality learning experiences for every student, everyday, without exception.
The Board believes and acknowledges that parent involvement raises the academic achievement level of students. Additionally, parents become empowered, teacher morale improves and communities grow stronger when parents take an active role in educating their children. To this end, schools shall involve parents in the education of their children at all grades levels. The Superintendent of his/her designee shall provide coordination, technical assistance and other support necessary to assist all schools in planning and implementing effective parent involvement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance. Public Law 107-110, No Child Left Behind: section 1118-Title 1 Parent Involvement establishes that to build capacity for parent involvement within schools, a district is to “develop jointly with, agree on with, and distribute to parents of participating children a written Parent Involvement”.
Building Parents Capacity for Involvement
The Board believes that empowering parents to insist on improvement and giving schools extra incentive to do so and by giving parents options regarding their children’s education helps the district to realize its vision to become the “District of Choice” for patrons of the community. As a result of this belief, the Board shall create an environment of supportive and collaborative parent involvement.
- Everyone can and will learn
- High expectations yield high results
- Quality learning experiences require:
- An effective teacher in every classroom
- An effective principal in every school
- A challenging curriculum
- Adequate resources
- Continuous improvement in every classroom, office and department
- Shared accountability among students, teachers, administrators, staff, parent and community
- A safe, secure, non-threatening and comfortable environment
- Families and communities are essential partners in the education process
- Every employee is personally responsible to model ethical behavior, exhibit a strong work ethic, and to achieve high performance
- Every individual has dignity and worth
- A diverse community of learners require a variety of educational opportunities
- A school-wide focus on comprehension will prepare our students for future educational goals:
- We Read to Understand
- We Respond Thoughtfully
- We Integrate the Montessori Curriculum
A. Program Information for Parents: Emerson Elementary School shall provide assistance to parents of all children in understanding such topics as the state’s academic content and achievement standards, the assessments being used, the requirements of Title 1, Part A, No Child Left Behind and how to monitor their children’s progress and work with educators to improve their achievement.
B. Educate Educators: Emerson Elementary School shall educate teachers, pupil services personnel, Principals and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and the school.
C. Parent Engagement Coordination: Emerson Elementary School shall “to the extent feasible and appropriate,” coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children.
D. Understandable Communication: Emerson Elementary School shall ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meeting and other activities is sent to the parents of all children in a format, and to extend practicable, in a language the parents can understand.
E. Other Requested Activities: Emerson Elementary School shall provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents’ request.
Reviewed: September 2018