Longfellow Elementary School
Parent Involvement Policy
Title 1 1118
Longfellow Elementary School invites and encourages parents to be a
part of the Longfellow learning community by becoming involved in
their child’s education.
We will provide the following to all parents:
We will schedule an annual meeting to explain the Title 1 program and
inform parents of their right to be involved in the program.
We will schedule a flexible number of meetings and/or Parent Forums and
will provide translating as needed throughout the school year.
We will involve parents,for the purpose of improving academic achievement,
in planning, reviewing and improving the Title 1 program at Longfellow.
We will provide information in English and Spanish about the Title 1
programs, curriculum and student assessments and proficiency levels
students are expected to meet.
We will offer opportunities to provide parental/guardian input and will
respond to suggestions.
The National Standards have been utilized to guide our planning:
Standard 1: Communication
Longfellow teachers will prepare and send home a daily assignment calendar
which is to be signed by the parents every evening. The assignment calendar
also has a section for comments that is available for the teacher and the
parents to write in. There is also a progress report page at the end of each
month. Teachers will make regular, positive phone calls or written messages
to all parents. The Falcon Flyer parent newsletter is sent home on a monthly
Standard 2: Parenting
Longfellow provides a Parent Center in Room 3 where the Home/School
Liaison oversees and provides the following:
o Information and referrals to community services and resources
o Home visits when applicable
o Coordinate parent volunteers on campus
o Offer parenting classes
o Provide parents with resource materials (available for checkout);
parenting videos, reading books, and educational games
o Resource for school uniforms
o Interpretative services for teachers and monolingual families at our
Longfellow also has the Longfellow Family Literacy Program. This program
provides the following services for parents: English language instruction,
Parent/Child time, and Parenting Skills instruction. Teachers provide night
classes in English instruction as well. Active parenting classes (i.e. Parent
University) will be provided at Longfellow or other MPS locations for
parents. Longfellow will hold at least 2 parent/teacher conferences
throughout the school year.
Standard 3: Student Learning
Longfellow teachers will facilitate evening events (i.e. curriculum events,
open houses, etc.) highlighting student learning and achievement to promote
parental involvement. Before and After School Tutoring will be provided.
Standard 4: Volunteering
Volunteers are encouraged and welcomed at Longfellow. Parents are
encouraged to contact Longfellow’s Home/School Liaison for more
information about volunteering. Longfellow Parent Volunteer Forms will be
available in the office and classrooms during Meet the Teacher and Back to
School Curriculum Nights. Parents who complete parent volunteer forms
will be contacted either by the classroom teacher or the Home/School
Liaison to organize a volunteer schedule.
Standard 5: School Decision Making and Advocacy
Longfellow staff will develop strong relationships with parents and
encourage them to participate in decision making through PTO, SIAC, and
Parent Forums. Parents will be involved in the completion of the Needs
Assessment. Each year, parents and/or guardians will be asked to complete
a Parent Quality Survey for written input.
Standard 6: Collaborating with the Community
Longfellow staff will seek to develop and strengthen community and
corporation partnerships with churches and businesses in and around
Longfellow Elementary School.