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Parent Involvement Plan

Title I
Parent Involvement
School year 2017-2018


Statement of Purpose

Avondale Elementary School District is committed to the goal of providing quality education for every child in this district.  We want to establish partnerships with parents and with the community.

Everyone gains if school and home work together to promote high achievement by our children.  Neither home nor school can do the job alone.

Parents play an extremely important role as children’s first teachers.  Their support for their children and for the school is critical to their children’s success.

Goals for children in the form of School-Parent Compacts/Contracts along with a School-Parent Policy/Plan will be sent home, with the expectation that all students will work toward these goals.  We recognize that some students may need the extra assistance available through the Title I program to reach these goals.  Avondale Elementary School District intends to include parents in all aspects of the Title I program.  

The goal is a school-home partnership that will help all students in the district to succeed.

Meetings for Title I Parents

Parents will be invited to an annual Title I meeting to discuss current Title I guidelines.  In addition, parent workshops and meeting will be offered at flexible times.  Parents will be notified of the meetings and translation will be provided according to need.  The workshops and meetings will be used to support academic programs, give input on policy and school improvement, address the school needs assessment and provide ideas to promote education in the home.

District Title I NCLB meetings will be held quarterly.  Parents will be asked to give input on such topics as: identifying barriers, strengths/weakness of parent involvement and develop strategies to increase participation of parents from various economic and ethnic backgrounds.

Title I School/Parent/Student Compact/Contract & Parent Involvement Policy/Plan

According to Title I regulations, each school must work with parents in developing a School-Parent- Student Compact/Contract and will contain all the required components.  This compact/contract must outline how parents, staff and students will share responsibility for promoting high student achievement.

With parent input, A Parent Involvement Policy/Plan must also be developed and distributed to parents. 

The policy/plan shall include:

1.Notice of an annual meeting

2.School and student performance result

3.Explanation of curriculum and student academic expectations 

4.Opportunities for meetings with parents to share ideas and concerns regarding student performance and achievement

5.Timely response to parental suggestions

Programs that Matches the Needs of Our Community
 
Each year, the Avondale Elementary School District will assess the needs of parents and children in our community through a variety of measures, including questionnaires sent home to parents, so that the Title I program will be tailored to meet those needs.

Workshops and other programs will be available to match the expressed needs.  Parents will be notified about meetings by their school via letter or newsletter. 

Parents may call their local school or the Title I office to express workshop topics.

Staff-Parent Communication

Communication with parents will include a Title I Handbook distributed at the first of the year and a newsletter distributed twice a year.  In addition, each school will distribute to parents, a newsletter covering their own school community notices, activities, workshops and important information regarding educational programs.

Parent-teacher conferences will be held in the fall and again in the spring of the school year.

Report Cards will be send home quarterly, progress reports will be send home four times a year in between report cards

Parents are encouraged to call their child’s teacher when they are concerned about a problem. 

Translation is available by contacting the school office.  As much as possible, publications and other notices will be made available in the language of choice.

Evaluation

Parents will have an opportunity to participate in a needs assessment process yearly.  The purpose of these questionnaires is to solicit your opinions regarding your child’s educational programs. 

Information gathered is used together with other data to yearly plan for the educational programs at your local school and the district as a whole.  The evaluation will include an assessment of how much parental involvement is increasing and what barriers to parental participation still need to be overcome.

The Avondale Elementary School District will review this policy periodically to meet the changing needs of parents and the schools.

Types of Parental Involvement

There are many ways in which parents can become involved with their children's education. 

The Avondale Elementary School District values both the at-home contributions and those that take place at school and in the community. 

Reading to children at home and talking with them at a family meal are as important as volunteering at school and serving on advisory committees. 

Many types of parental involvement are needed in a school-home-community partnership that will help all our children succeed.


Academic Services Department
 295 W. Western Avenue
Avondale, AZ  85323
(623) 772-5021