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Michie School Family Engagement Policy GENERAL This school family engagement policy has been developed and agreed upon with parents of MES children. It will be reviewed and updated annually to meet the changing needs of parents and the school. Names of individuals involved in the development of the policy are on file in the office. A copy of this policy will be distributed to parents each year. PARENTAL COMMENTS Comments by parents of participating children concerning dissatisfaction with the LEA plan shall be attached to the LEA plan when submitted to the state. POLICY INVOLVEMENT An annual meeting scheduled at a convenient time to which all parents of MES children shall be invited and encouraged to attend will be held each fall. At this meeting this policy, the availability of information concerning teachers’ credentials, legal requirements, and the parents’ rights to be involved will be explained. Additional meetings (minimum of two), as necessary, will be held for parents throughout the school year. In order to allow all parents an opportunity to attend, meetings will be held at times convenient to parents. Parents are involved in an organized, ongoing, and timely way in the planning, review, and improvement of the Title I program, including the school parental involvement policy through such means as parent meetings, Parent-Teacher conferences, written/oral communications, the formal Title I Needs Assessment, and other formal and informal meetings scheduled throughout the school year. Through such means as written and oral communications, articles in the county newspaper, a monthly newsletter, Open House, parent meetings, Parent Teacher conferences, formal and informal contacts, local report cards, and State reports, parents of participating children are provided: …timely information about the title I program; …information about and interpretation of the school’s and child’s performance; …a description and explanation of the curriculum, assessment measures and proficiency expectations for students;…opportunities to share experiences, offer suggestions, and, as appropriate, participate in decisions relating to the education of their children; and timely responses to their suggestions. SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HIGH STUDENT PERFORMANCE Michie Elementary School has jointly developed with parents a School-Parent Compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff and students share the responsibility for improved student achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the State’s high standards. The compact describes the schools responsibility to provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables participating children to meet the State’s student performance standards and describes the ways in which each parent will be responsible for supporting his/her children’s learning. The importance of communication between teachers and parents on an ongoing basis is addressed in the compact through such means as encouraging parents to attend parent-teacher conferences during which the compact will be discussed as it relates to each child’s achievement and encouraging teachers to report frequently to parents information regarding their children’s progress. At Michie Elementary School, parents are given reasonable access to staff and are invited to visit, volunteer, participate in activities whenever convenient for the parents. BUILDING CAPACITY FOR INVOLVEMENT To ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school, parents, and the community to improve student achievement, Michie Elementary School through such means as written/oral communications, School-Parent Compact, conferences, and formal and informal meetings: …provides assistance to parents in such areas as understanding the State’s content standards and student performance standards, State and local assessments, parental involvement requirements, how to monitor a child’s progress and how to work with educators to improve the performance of their children, as well as information on how to participate in decisions relating to the education of their children; …provides materials coordinating necessary literacy training from other sources (availability of Adult Education classes) and provides training to help parents work with their children to improve their children’s achievement; …educates teachers, pupil services personnel, the principal and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of parental contributions, and in how to reach out, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between home and school; …coordinates and integrates parent involvement programs and activities to the extent feasible and appropriate with Head Start, Even Start, and other programs; …develops appropriate roles for community-based organizations and businesses in parent involvement activities including providing information about opportunities for organizations and businesses to work with parents and schools, and encouraging the formation of partnerships between the school and local businesses that include a role for parents; …conducts other activities, as appropriate and feasible, that are designed to help parents become full partners in the education of their children such as a parent resource center and providing opportunities for parents to learn about child development and child rearing issues; …ensures, to the extent possible, that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities will be sent to the homes in the language used in such homes; and …provides such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities that may be requested by parents. ACCESSIBILITY In carrying out parental involvement requirements, Michie Elementary School, to the extent practicable, provides full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency or with disabilities, including providing information and school profiles in a language and form such parents understand (translations).