Landergin Parent Involvement Policy

Landergin Elementary School

Parent Involvement Policy

Updated April 27, 2017

Statement of Purpose

Landergin is committed to the goal of providing quality education for every student in our school and to establish partnerships with parent/guardians, teachers and our community with dedication to excellence in teaching and learning. Parental support for the students and the school is critical to student success. PK-5th grade goals and expectations for students of Landergin will be available to parents in the school office upon request and can be accessed on our campus and district website. We recognize that some students will need extra assistance available through various programs to reach these goals. Landergin invites parents to participate in all aspects of the school’s programs. Our ultimate goal is that home-school partnerships will help all of our Landergin students the chance to be successful.

Parent Involvement in Developing the Policy

An advisory committee consisting of parents, community/business member, a teacher, an administrative principal, the counselor, and the Parent Liaison will meet to develop our school Parent Involvement Policy. Our advisory Committee may maintain its previous members and invite new volunteers each year to join our team. Special attention will be given to recruit a diverse group of parents from Landergin to attend a meeting that is held once a year.

Brief surveys may be used to provide input from Landergin parents concerning our Parent Involvement Policy. The surveys can be printed in English and Spanish.

The Landergin Advisory Committee will be involved in the policy review and improvement. The committee will evaluate the effectiveness of the policy each year and post the updated document on the campus website and will be available during registration. The campus will revise its Parent Involvement Policy on the basis of the annual review.

Meeting for Parents

At Open House, grade level meetings will be held to provide information about expectations for their child. Other meetings may be offered at various times of the day. Landergin will provide campus Title 1 program information to all parents. Our policy will be available at Open House and in our front office. School administrators and/or our Parent Liaison will attend trainings and share information on Title 1 programs and policy requirements.

 

Home-School Compact

The Home-School Compact will:

  • Be developed jointly with parents/guardians, students and staff and reviewed each year.

  • Describe responsibilities of parents/guardians, students and school to improve student performance.

  • Describe the schools responsibility to provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment.

  • Describe ways in which parents will be responsible for supporting their student’s learning.

  • Describe student responsibilities.

  • Address the importance of establishing ongoing, good communication between teachers and parents/guardians.

A copy of the Compact will be posted on our website and given to families as they enroll.

Staff/Parent Communications

Communication with parents and students will include monthly newsletters. There will also be notices and information mailed to the home, phone calls using School Messenger System, emails, optional text messaging, postings on the Landergin website, blogs, conferences, and home visits as needed. Teachers and staff will be encouraged to communicate information to parents, to be available by phone/email, and to respond to parent requests in a timely manner. Parents are encouraged to contact the school when they have questions and/or concerns. They may also call the school and ask for an interpreter. Staff will receive training on how to improve home-school communication during staff development. Parents will be encouraged to continue their involvement in their child’s education.

Matching Programs to the Needs of Our School Community

Each year, Landergin will assess the needs of parents and students in our school community through a variety of measures, including questionnaires/surveys that are sent home, so that we can tailor our program to meet the needs of our parents. Parents can access information on the Landergin website. Parents may also be notified through mail, emails/texts, flyers and phone messages. Parents may contact the parent liaison with concerns and/or suggestions.

 

For questions/concerns, contact Shelley Rodgers at 326-4650 or email shelley.rodgers@amaisd.org