TITLE I / ESL

 

Family Engagement Guidelines

In order to achieve the level of family engagement of Falcon Ridge Public Charter School policy 2420,  these procedures guide the development of the school’s annual parental involvement plan in efforts to foster a cooperative effort among parents, school, and community.

Guidelines

Parent involvement activities developed at each school will include opportunities for:

  • Volunteering;
  • Parent education;
  • Home support for the child’s education;
  • Parent participation in school decision making.

The school system will provide opportunities for professional development and resources for staff and parents/community regarding effective parent involvement practices.  The Charter School also encourages the inclusion of family literacy when a substantial number of students have parents who do not have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent or have low levels of literacy.  

Roles and Responsibilities

Students

It is the responsibility of the student to:

  1. Cooperate with school personnel and be responsible for their behavior; 
  2. Complete all homework assignments on time;
  3. Participate to the best of their ability in all classes; 
  4. Read independently or with family on a regular basis;
  5. Let teachers, school counselors, and family know when they need help. 

Parents

It is the responsibility of the parent to:

  • Actively communicate with school staff;
  • Be aware of rules and regulations of school;
  • Take an active role in the child’s education by reinforcing at home the skills and knowledge the student has learned in school;
  • Take an active role in assuring that the child is prepared to attend school each day;
  • Utilize opportunities for participation in school activities.

Staff

It is the responsibility of staff to:

  • Work with parents to develop and implement a school plan for parent involvement;
  • Promote and encourage parent involvement activities;
  • Effectively and actively communicate with parents about skills, knowledge, and attributes students are learning in school and suggestions for reinforcement;
  • Send information to parents of Title I children in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.

Community

Community members who volunteer in the schools have the responsibility to:

  • Be aware of rules and regulations of the school;
  • Utilize opportunities for participation in school activities.

Administration

It is the responsibility of the administration to:

  • Provide coordination, technical assistance, and other support necessary to plan and implement effective parent and family involvement activities to foster improved student academic achievement and school performance;
  • Provide training and space for parent involvement activities;
  • Provide resources to support successful parent involvement practices;
  • Provide in-service education to staff regarding the value and use of contributions of parents and how to communicate and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school;
  • Send information to parents of Title I children in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.
  • Develop jointly with, agree on with, and distribute to, parents and family members of participating children a written parent and family engagement policy; and
  • Coordinate and integrate its Title I parent and family engagement strategies with the parent and family engagement strategies of the Charter School’s other relevant programs; and
  • Create and support a Parent Advisory Board comprised of a sufficient number and representative group of parents or family members served by the Charter School to adequately represent the needs of the population served by the Charter School for the purpose of developing, revising, and reviewing the Charter School’s Parent and Family Engagement Policy; and 
  • Ensure that each school in the Charter School jointly develops with the parents of Title I children a school-parent compact that describes how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and identify the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the challenging state academic standards and includes the requirements of Charter School Policy 2420.




Procedure History:

Promulgated on:  3/10/2015

Revised on:  9/12/2017

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