Parental and Family Engagement

YOU ARE INVITED! 

The Greene County Board of Education, administrators, faculty and staff believe that the education of children is a cooperative effort between parents and schools. Parents are our children's first teachers and involvement by parents improves the educational achievement of our children. We believe that the involvement of parents increases the effectiveness of our programs and contributes significantly to the success of our children. We strive to involve parents in activities throughout the school year.

We invite parents to each "Open House" during the school year. The purposes of these meetings are to discuss programs provided by the schools, to discuss academic expectations of the schools, and to inform parents of their children's progress. The faculty and staff also ask for parental input in the design and implementation of our school improvement efforts and any new or revised program plans.

We also believe in providing parent training/involvement sessions in regards to helping parents help children, discipline, various components of the school system, policies and procedures, and any other parental interests. Schools make a concerted effort to invite parents to visit classrooms and to volunteer in school activities. Student performances and exhibits are scheduled throughout the school year to showcase the students' accomplishments. Parent-School compacts are developed and signed to show commitment to high expectations and support for student achievement.

Our communications to promote parental involvement are varied and include our native Spanish speakers:

  • school program/newsletters published periodically
  • Wednesday Folders go home weekly for grades K-8
  • e-flyers sent through Peachjar
  • a parent/student handbook provided by each school
  • notes/letters are sent to parents as the need arises
  • student code of conduct for Greene County students
  • district and individual school websites are updated regularly with timely information and links for parents
  • parent surveys

The principals at our Title I schools have established Parent Advisory Councils that meet periodically during the school year to review school activities, policies and procedures and to provide parental input in planning the total school program focused on student safety and student success!

We need our parents and our community members to help us meet our goal of being a model 21st Century school system focused on student achievement in order for all students to graduate prepared for college, the workforce, and life as global citizens.
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