Title 1 Family Engagement Policy and Plan

   

   Weaverville Elementary School

Family Engagement Policy

2018-2019

At Weaverville Elementary, we believe the education of all children is a cooperative effort between parents and school.  While parents are the central figures in a child’s development, as well as the first teachers, it takes the combined efforts of school staff and community to meet the many needs of our students. This close collaboration ensures that students are ready every day for learning and leadership.

Weaverville Elementary School

Family Engagement Plan

2018-2019

To ensure the success of students at Weaverville Elementary, teachers, parents, and administration will actively contribute to the students’ well-being through close monitoring and communication in the following ways:

  • Administration, teachers, and parents sign a home and school leadership compact indicating their agreement to work together to ensure the success of all students.
  • In August, “Meet the Teacher” invites parents to bring their child to school to meet the new classroom teacher and learn expectations for the year.
  • Teachers communicate with parents through weekly/monthly newsletters about curriculum and events in the classroom.
  • Each nine weeks, teachers send report cards home to inform parents of their students’ academic and leadership progress. Mid-term reports are sent home in between report cards to inform parents of academic and leadership concerns and strengths.
  • Teachers schedule conferences with parents at least twice a year to share information concerning their child’s strengths and weaknesses as well as review WvES home and school leadership compact. The first conference should be held close to or after the completion of the first nine weeks to give teachers time to get to know students, try interventions, and gather data to share with parents.  If parents request an early conference, the request will be honored.  Phone conferences are held as needed and parents are encouraged to request a conference as needed.
  • Parents are encouraged to volunteer in their child’s classroom, contribute to birthday books for students, and participate in Career Day, Field Day, Spring Fling, Health Fair, Art Show, Read Across America Week, Leadership Day and other events (i.e. PTO meetings-join and become an active member)
  •  An evening Annual Meeting / Open House is held in the fall to inform parents of Title 1 policies.
  • In the spring, an informational meeting about EOG test taking strategies will be held for parents and students.
  • At the end of the school year, a transition event and/or information for rising 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders will be held to introduce students and parents to the new building, administration, teachers, and expectations for the upcoming school year.
  • Parent workshops will be held throughout the school year relevant to parent needs and feedback from parent surveys sent home in the fall. Parents will also be invited in during the school day to help them become more engaged in their child’s education
  • The Family Engagement Committee will communicate how to incorporate the Leader in Me habits at home. This committee will also send home a list of our Family Engagement opportunities for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Grade levels will send home customized Ready Rosie videos to parents/guardians that correlate to the standards being taught in the classroom twice a month.