Parent Involvement

Discovery Parent Involvement Policy 2018-2019

Discovery’s Title I staff communicates with parents

Title I staff will hold a program information meeting for all parents/guardians of students in the Title I program. This meeting will include:

· Testing, admission criteria, exit criteria

· Explanation of curriculum

· How student progress is monitored and communicated to parents

· The level of achievement expected of the children

· Information on Parent Education events that will give ideas for parents to help their children with math

· Website page links for parent and student use

· Review of the Title I Compact

Additional meetings

· Student-led conferences are conducted by all Discovery Primary staff in both October and March. The district and school send out announcements for this important activity, and it is on the district calendar. Title I teachers attend these conferences and share the Title I Compact. Parents can choose times for conferences, and they may be either within or outside of the scheduled conference day times. Interpreters are available if needed. If a family is unable to attend, a phone conference can easily be set up, and paperwork is mailed home.

· We offer two Title I parent education events. The purpose of these events is to provide parents with information about how to help students in math. These meetings are held on November 15, 2016 and February 21, 2017. Alternative times before school and during the day are offered in case parents are unable to attend the evening event. Your child will carry home notices from our program about the dates.

· Parents are encouraged to meet with the Title I staff at any time to discuss the program and decisions related to their child’s needs. Contact may be made by parent or school in any of the following ways: letter or note, phone call, email, face to face meeting, or through the classroom teacher.

Other communication

· Meeting dates and agendas are on the Title I page within the Discovery website.

· Parents are asked for suggestions about further content for the Title I web page.

· The Title I pages on the website will be introduced at each parent orientation meeting.

· The school will provide interpreters, at no cost to families, whenever possible to make sure parents are able to communicate in a way that is easiest for them.

Parents help plan and revise

· The Parent Advisory Committee, which consists of any parent who wishes to join, will meet in June 3, 2017 to review the Title I compact and Parent Involvement Plan and recommend changes. Parents can give input in person, by phone, letter, or e-mail. Input is for the following year’s plan and compact.

· In addition to the Parent Advisory Committee, a program survey will be sent out to all parents of Title I students in spring 2017. Survey comments will be used to make improvements to the program the following year.

Parents are informed of progress and expectations

· A Title I compact for each student will be reviewed and signed during October conferences. A student learning goal will be set during the conference.

· Title I curriculum is explained at the program information meetings and at conferences

· Student testing, progress monitoring, and expected level of achievement are explained at the parent information meetings, as well as at conferences and upon request.

· Parents will receive a monthly “skills sheet” which explains the skills covered that month, additional activities to practice those skills at home, and a newsletter that has additional information and suggestions for home activities.

· Parents receive math testing results with an explanation of the measures and scores in September, January, and June.

Parents participate in decisions

· Parents may request meetings at any time to discuss a child’s progress or to make revisions in that child’s program. Additionally, opportunities for this are provided at conferences and parent education events.

Title I Staff Work Together with Parents to Develop a Top Quality Program

· Parent suggestions are always welcomed. Title I staff will do their best to incorporate any suggestions that will make a better program for all participating students.