Parent involvement policy
PENN-DELCO SCHOOL DISTRICT
TITLE 1 PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY
PARKSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Penn-Delco’s Title 1 Program endorses the mission statement of the school district:
The mission of the Penn-Delco School District is to enable all students to achieve, succeed, and excel. Our primary focus is on student achievement.
The district has implemented academic standards in an effort to stress high expectations for all students.
The Penn-Delco School District believes that in order to achieve our mission, parents need to be aware of the district’s programs and involved in support of those programs both in school and at home.
At Back to School Night in the fall all parents are provided with the curriculum for the grade level from the classroom teacher. The assessments are outlined in this presentation and again personally at parent conferences. The district elementary report card is standards based so the proficiency levels and the child’s progress toward meeting those standards are provided each trimester.
To provide additional support to the parents of the Title 1 students these resources will be provided:
- A workshop for parents will be held this fall to provide parents with ways that they can help their child at home.
- The Title 1 teacher Schoology Classroom will also provide parents with information on how to help their child at home. Included on the Schoology Classroom will be links to Internet sites that can provide additional at home ideas and activities. The Schoology Classroom will be updated regularly.
- Notifications of events and progress will be sent regularly through a classroom app.
- All teachers have an email address and voice mail so that parents can easily communicate with the Title 1 teacher at any time throughout the year with questions and concerns. Due to Covid-19 all meetings will be virtual this year.
In order to provide opportunities to discuss each student’s progress, parents are invited to conferences in the fall and the spring. Conference times are available during the school day and in the evening. There will be a written progress report for each of the trimesters which will go with the report card. Digital and hard-copy versions of the progress report will be sent home.
An annual survey will be sent home to the parents in the Title 1 Program, in both digital and hard-copy format. This survey will ask parents to provide feedback on the value of the parent conferences, the Schoology Classroom, the parent workshop, and progress reports. The survey will invite parents to offer suggestions to increase parent involvement in the program.
Parents from each Title 1 school were invited to a meeting to review the draft of the Title 1 Parent Involvement Policy. They provided input and suggestions for change. The policy will be distributed at the annual fall meeting. Your feedback is always welcome.
In subsequent years this policy will be revised as needed by meeting with Title 1 parents and reviewing the annual surveys. The Title 1 Parent Involvement Policy will be distributed to parents in a format that is understandable and in the appropriate language.