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Kings Creek School Parental and Family Engagement Involvement Policy
Opportunity for Revision presented on May 15, 2018
Kings Creek School staff wants to build relationships early with children and parents. Parent and family engagement in school and academics is critical for a child’s success in school and life. We welcome and encourage parent and family engagement. Our ESSA Parental and Family Engagement Policy includes the following:
- Parent Orientation will be in late August/early September to provide parents with the opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback, and receive resources in each grade level. An in depth description of exactly what ESSA does for our school will also be shared along with academic resources to best support students at home.
- The ESSA Plan for the following year will be discussed at the closing Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting each year as well as in subsequent meetings as needed. ESSA information along with invitations to participate in our school’s Parent and Family Engagement Policy will be shared at each Parent Advisory Council meeting. Feedback from Parent Surveys will be considered in the program and overall school planning.
- Invitations for PAC Meetings, PTO Meetings, SIT Meetings, Parent/Teacher Conferences, and Special Assemblies will be delivered via the School Sign, School Webpage, BlackBoard Connect Message Center, S’More Newsletter, and School Facebook Page to keep parents informed in advance of opportunities to have an active role in their child’s education.
- Parent conference days are scheduled around each report card release.
- Parents can participate in the School Improvement Team (SIT), the PTO Executive Board, the PTO general membership, and the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) on a regular and ongoing basis to give feedback, ask questions, and participate in school leadership.
- Parents can volunteer to work inside the school tutoring reading and math to support the Title I plan.
- Parents sign an Accountability Pledge (Compact) at the beginning of each school year that indicates a shared responsibility for high student academic achievement.
- At least one ESSA Reading Night is scheduled every academic year to foster growth and increased reading success through parental and family engagement.
- At least one ESSA Math Night is scheduled every academic year to foster growth and increased math success through parental and family engagement.
- The Parent Volunteer Coordinator will assist teachers and volunteers by facilitating needed services at the school.
- A school electronic newsletter is sent home monthly with information about curriculum, student activities, and a message from the principal. The newsletter will also be linked on our school’s homepage and shared on the school’s Facebook page. Teachers will share the newsletters through ClassDojo and Remind.
- Rising kindergartners that have potential challenges in reading and math are invited to participate in “Rising Stars,” a program during the summer that helps give children a jump-start on education.
- All rising 3rd through 8th grade students are invited to Math and Reading Summer Enrichment four Mondays over the summer. This opportunity is free and is designed to help keep students engaged and interested in learning in a risk free, safe, and caring environment.
- Translators are enlisted for interpretations as specific needs arise
- BlackBoard Connect (the automated phone message system) messages are sent home, in English and Spanish, to parents on a regular basis with information regarding academics, student activities, and opportunities.
- Other activities, programs, committees, volunteer opportunities, and information will be offered by the staff and volunteer coordinator as appropriate throughout the year.
Information about ESSA programs, services, and benefits to students can be obtained from school staff upon request. The ESSA Plan is on file in the principal’s office. The ESSA Plan is completed in the spring at the time the ESSA Parent and Family Engagement Surveys are completed by parents. This gives each parent an opportunity for input as the school wide plan is being developed.
The staff at Kings Creek School remains committed to ensuring student success in partnership with parents and the community. Many opportunities to volunteer and offer input will be given to parents each academic year. Parents are encouraged to participate as fully as possible in their child’s education. We are a family that strives to provide the safest and best learning environment for our children. We are Viking Strong!
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