School Based Parental and Family Engagement Policy

Schoolfield  Elementary School 2017-2018

PART I. General Expectations   

Schoolfield Elementary                  agrees to implement the following statutory requirements:  

Schoolfield will be governed by the following statutory definition of parental engagement, and expects that its Title I schools will carry out programs, activities and procedures in accordance with this definition:

Parental engagement 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 The Division Will Implement Required Division Wide Parental and Family Engagement Policy Components  

  1. Schoolfield will take the following actions to involve parents in the joint development of its division wide parental engagement plan under section 1112 of the ESEA:

  1. Schoolfield will take the following actions to engage parents in the process of school review and improvement under section 1116 of the ESEA:  

  1. Schoolfield will receive the following necessary coordination, technical assistance, and other support to assist Title I, Part A schools in planning and implementing effective parental engagement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance:  

           4.    Schoolfield will coordinate and integrate parental engagement strategies in Part A with parental engagement strategies under the following other programs by:

         5. Schoolfield will take the following actions to conduct, with the engagement of parents, an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of this parental engagement policy in improving the quality of its Title I, Part A schools.  The evaluation will include identifying barriers to greater participation by parents in parental engagement activities (with particular attention to parents who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background).  The school division will use the findings of the evaluation about its parental engagement policy and activities to design strategies for more effective parental engagement, and to revise, if necessary (and with the involvement of parents) its parental engagement policies.

       6. Schoolfield will build the schools’ and parents’ capacity for strong parental engagement, in order to ensure effective engagement of parents and to support a partnership among the schools involved ,parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement, through the following activities specifically described below:  

A.   Schoolfield will provide assistance to parents of children served by the school in understanding:

the State’s academic content standards,

the State’s student academic achievement standards,

the State and local academic assessments including alternate assessments,

the requirements of Part A,

how to monitor their child’s progress, and

how to work with educators:

C.  The school division will, with the assistance of its schools and 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, by:  

  1. The school division will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parental engagement programs and activities with Head Start, public preschool and other 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, by:

  1. The school division will take the following actions to ensure that information related to the school and parent - programs, meetings, and other activities, is sent to the 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: