SCHOOL NAME HERE Parent Engagement Plan 2012-2013 General Expectations As a Title I school, _______ agrees to have programs, activities and procedures for the engagement of parents that are consistent with Title I Part A guidelines. To guarantee student success, partnerships between the school and families are vital. Family members participate in a variety of committees to include but not limited to: School Improvement Team, School Council, athletic and band boosters, Parent and Teacher Organization (PTO), __________________. At ______________________________, we recognize that families are the students’ primary teachers and their support is the key ingredient to provide a quality education for the students of ______________________________. Many activities are planned to bring families and school personnel together. This partnership between school and family is intended to maximize success and the potential of all students at Haralson County Middle School: __________________________________ defines parent involvement as the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities. Parent engagement is most successful when it is viewed, practiced, and promoted as a partnership between the home and school. Effective partnerships are characterized by: Mutual trust and respect Two-way communication designed to foster growth and achievement Equity in the relationship Parent Engagement Goal: The school must provide leadership and assume the responsibility for encouraging active involvement by using strategies that meet the individual needs of all families within the community by ensuring that: Parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning Parents are encouraged to be actively engaged in their child’s education at school Parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making Title I Requirements Initiatives to Meet/Exceed Requirements Parenting Provide assistance to parents in understanding the Georgia Performance Standards and the CRCT. Provide materials and parent trainings/workshops to help parents improve their children’s academic achievement Other School-Level Parenting Initiatives Communication Develop a written School-Parent Compact that is signed by teachers, students, administrators, and parents and kept at school. Ensure information is presented in a format parents can understand and in additional languages Other School-Level Communication Initiatives Volunteering Volunteers can make many valuable contributions to the schools. Other School-Level Volunteer Initiatives Learning at Home HCMS will provide materials for parents. Other School-Level Initiatives to Assist with Learning at Home Decision Making Parent Involvement Plan is developed with input from parents and available for public review. Review the effectiveness of the school parental involvement activities Other School-Level Shared Decision Making Initiatives Collaborating with Community We work with community-based organizations and businesses to collaborate and develop sustained parental involvement Other School-Level Community Collaboration Initiatives Copies of all school Program Plans, including the School Improvement Plan and Parent Engagement Plan, are located in the administrative offices and on the school website. Additional copies may be found at the District Office.
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