Clintwood Elementary School

School/Parent Involvement Policy


Clintwood Elementary School jointly developed this parental involvement policy in consultation with school personnel, community members, and parents.  This policy was adopted on August 18, 2014.  A list of committee members responsible for the writing of this policy can be found in Appendix A.   The policy was distributed to parents of participating children and to the extent practicable, providing in a language the parents can understand.  This policy shall be made available to the local community by the school's webpage or by phoning in a request to the school office at 926-6088.  If the Title I plan is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the Parent Advisory Council will submit any parent comments with the application when the plan is submitted to the state.  This parent involvement plan will be updated annually to meet the changing needs of the parents and the school.



Part 1.  POLICY INVOLVEMENT


Clintwood Elementary School will:


(1)  Convene and annual meeting on the first Open House date at Clintwood Elementary

       to which all parents of participating children shall be invited and encouraged to              

       attend, to inform parents of their school's participation in Title I and to explain the  

       requirements of  Title I and the right of the parents to be involved.

(2)  A schedule of this year's meetings can be found in Appendix B.

(3)  Invite parents to attend meetings for the planning, review, and improvement of the       school's Title I program, including the planning, review, and improvement of the       school parental involvement policy, and the joint development of the schoolwide         program plan.

(4)  Provide parents of participating children:

A.  Letters and an updated school website regarding Title I programs.

B.  Parents will be given a description and explanation of the curriculum used in                 Title I classes, and also the forms of academic assessment used to measure      student progress.  This information will be found in Appendix C.

C.  Opportunities will be made for parents to formulate suggestions and ideas      relating to the education of their students.

(5)  If the schoolwide program is not satisfactory then the parents of participating           children, the PAC will submit all parent comments on the plan when the plan is made       available to Title I of DCPS.



Part 2.  SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HIGH STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT




SCHOOL - PARENT COMPACT


Clintwood Elementary School and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (participating children), agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the school staff, and each student will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement.  Also, the means by which the school and parents will help children achieve the state's high standards.


This school - parent compact is in effect during school year 2016/17.





Dickenson County Public Schools

Clintwood Elementary School


School/Parent/Student Compact


Student's Name:  ______________________________________  School:  _________________

Parent's Name:  _______________________________________  Teacher:  ________________


1.  School's/Teacher's Responsibilities:

1.  Shall send progress report(s) home periodically.

2.  Shall schedule at least one parent/teacher conference a year, and as needed.

3.  Shall provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective     environment.

4.  Shall schedule parent meetings with due consideration to parent/family needs.



2.  Parent's Responsibilities:  (Please check)


Read together often


Volunteer in child's classroom


Use TV and computer wisely


Attend Parent Meetings


Monitor school attendance


Establish a daily family routine


Talk with your child


Monitor out of school activities


Use the public library


Be a positive role model for your child


Express high expectations and offer

praise and encouragement


Read all notices from Clintwood Elementary

or Dickenson County Public Schools and

respond appropriately


Make sure homework is complete and

returned to school


Other (specify)


Serve, to the extent possible on Title I

committees such as Parent Advisory

Council or Parent Involvement Policy






3.  Student's Responsibilities:  (Please check)


Attend school regularly


Show respect for parents, teachers, and all students


Be a good citizen


Read with an adult often


Be a good messenger between school and home


Use TV and computer wisely


Use math skills to solve problems


Do homework every day and ask for help when needed


Read for 30 minutes daily outside of school time


Other (specify)



Part 3.  BUILDING CAPACITY FOR INVOLVEMENT


To ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement, Clintwood Elementary School and DCPS Title I assisted under this part.


 (1)  Shall provide assistance to parents of children served by Clintwood Elementary         School and DCPS Title I, as appropriated, in understanding such topics as the state's         academic content standards and State student academic achievement standards,              state and local assessments, also monitor a child's progress and work with educators         to improve the achievement of the children, progress reports, evaluative           assessments listed in Appendix C.

 (2)  Shall provide materials and training to help parents work with their children to         improve individual achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as         appropriate, to foster parental involvement

 (3)  Shall educated teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff, with         the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and         how to communicate and work with parents as equal partners, implement and         coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school; phone         calls, meetings such as PAC and PIP

 (4)  Shall conduct other activities such as parent resource centers that encourage and         support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children;

 (5)  Shall ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and         other activities is sent to parents of participating children in a format that is           practicable and in a language that parents can understand; through school websites,         letters home

 (6)  May involve parent in the development of training for teachers, principals, and other        educators to improve the effectiveness of such training

 (7)  May provide necessary literacy training from funds received under this part if the         local educational agency has exhausted all other reasonably available sources of         funding for such training

 (8)  May pay reasonable and necessary expenses associated with local parental           involvement activities, including transportation and child care costs, to enable         parents to participate in school-related meetings and training sessions;

 (9)  May train parents to enhance the involvement of other parents;

(10)  May arrange school meetings at a variety of times, or conduct in-home conferences         between teachers or other educators, who work directly with participating children,           with parents who are unable to attend such conferences at school, in order to         maximize parental involvement and participation;

(11)  May adopt and implement model approaches to improving parental involvement;

(12)  May establish a division-wide parent advisory council to provide advice on all         matters related to parental involvement in programs supported under this section;

(13)  May develop appropriated roles for community-based organizations and businesses         in parent involvement activities; and

(14)  Shall provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities         under this section as parents may request.




Part 4.  ACCESSIBILITY


Clintwood Elementary School, to the extent practicable, shall provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, parents of migratory children, in a format that is practicable and in a language that parents can understand.

Appendix A


Title I


Parent Advisory Council Members






Teachers


1.  Loria Phipps - Computer Lab

2.  Anna Barton - Reading

3.  Brooke Deel - Pre K

4.  Gaye McCoy - Pre K

 



Parents


Elizabeth Dotson

Beth Slone

Miranda Mullins

Rashell Barton

Rebecca Boyd

Joy Brown

Taylor McCoy

Megan Beverly


Appendix B


Scheduled Meeting Times for Parent Advisory Council

and

Parent Involvement Policy Members




1.  August 2016

2.  October 2016

3.  February 2017

4.  April 2017


Appendix C


* List of curriculum used in Title I classes and academic assessments used to measure student                                                                progress.



Computer Lab - McGraw Hill

    Computer Literacy Lessons K - 4

    Type to Learn (4th and 5th gr. only)

    Power Typing.com (4th and 5th gr. only)

    Dance Mat Typing (3th, 4th and 5th gr. only)



Reading - Scholastic Reading Inventory (4th and 5th gr. only)

     Read Theory


Math - Scholastic Math Inventory grades 2, 3, and 4


Pals - Grades K - 3


Pre-K - Houghton Mifflin Pre-K Language Arts and Math

 Pre-K Entrance Evaluation

 Pre-K Exit Evaluation

 DCPS Gross Motor Evaluation

 DCPS Fine Motor Evaluation

 DCPS Pre-K Math Assessment

 PALS (Phonemic Awareness Literacy Screening)