For the Parents
Parents are encouraged to share their talents with our school family. We ask that you make us aware If you have an expertise or specific knowledge that would contribute to our learners,(including our adult learners). We always look for partnerships to advance understanding in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. We believe that positive parent involvement in education supports positive student academic achievement, aspirations, and attitudes.
Our educational team views their role as an important one in helping parents educate children through guiding parental involvement. Parents are a true extension of the teachers’ curriculum at school and by the integrated home activities proposed. It will be our role to enable parents to do their job well by promoting shared responsibility and direction between our professionals and parents.
We do not have holiday room parties, but there are other ways that parents and grandparents can serve as volunteers. or do work at home to support school and child initiatives. We often need arrival and dismissal assistance, recess help, office help, academic tutoring, or special event assistance. Parents who have an interest in providing academic support to children will be trained by the educational team in place with developed materials and guidelines, and will be asked to have an updated background check available in order to work independently with learners.
Our teachers actively endorse a home to school partnership and believe your participation matters. Please be assured that any and all of your concerns will be respected and recognized for the important role you play in your child’s development. Contact your child’s teacher or any staff member involved with your child’s program to share your concern. We ask that you give your child's teacher an opportunity to understand your concerns or suggestions prior to taking your concerns to administration. If you do not feel that your concerns were heard or handled, then please contact an administrator.
SCOPE Academy offers two scheduled parent conference opportunities, but families are invited to contact their child’s classroom teacher to arrange additional times to meet if desired.
Parents are encouraged and invited to join us in informational topic meetings that will occur throughout the 2017-2018 school year. This helps us to personally learn to self-evaluate our program and continuously refine and contribute to the improvement process.
*The following pages or links have been developed to serve as a guidance document or handbook to understand important elements about our school guidelines.
You will also be asked to sign on four signature lines on a signature page that will be sent home verifying that you have read the handbook guidelines and give permission for photos and to be placed on a public roster, and have read the code of conduct document.
Opportunities for program volunteering include:
- Daily communication through REMIND with teachers or Freshgrade with the your student and their teachers
- Attending parent conferences
- Participating in parent and family activities
- Sharing special skills and family traditions with your child’s class
- Assisting with special events
- Delivering a special talent or specific skill set, or specific knowledge to classes or the school family
- Assisting teachers or the office with tasks and instruction preparation
In accordance with Licensing Rules (3301-37-04), all volunteers working with children outside of the classroom are expected to complete a BCI investigation and FBI criminal background check completed in addition to annually signing a non-guilty/non-conviction statement. Please contact the program director for information on how to complete these requirements. If you are just visiting the classroom for a day/special event, you do not have to complete the above requirements.