Search: Keyword:
District  

Title 1 Parent Involvement Policy

 

 

Habersham Success Academy

171 Raider Circle, Mount Airy, GA 30563

 

Mr. Doug Westmoreland, Director

 

 

 

 

 

PART I: GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

 

2013-2014 School Parental Involvement Policy

Revised: (10/7/2013)

 

School: Habersham Success Academy       District/LEA: Rhonda Andrews

 

In support of strengthening student academic achievement, each school that receives Title I, Part A funds must develop jointly with, agree on with, and distribute to, parents of participating children a written parental involvement policy, agreed on by such parents, that contains information required by section 1118 (b)(1) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) (school parental involvement policy).  The policy establishes the school's expectations for parental involvement and describes how the school will implement a number of specific parental involvement activities, and it is incorporated into the school's plan submitted to the local educational agency (LEA).

 

Habersham Success Academy will adhere to the following as required by law:

 

·      Involve parents, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of programs under Title I, Part A, including the planning, review, and improvement of the school parental involvement policy and the joint development of the schoolwide program plan under section 1114(b)(2) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).

·      Update the school parent involvement policy periodically to meet the changing needs of parents and the school and distribute it to the parents of participating children and make the parental involvement plan available to the local community.

·      Provide full opportunities, to the extent practicable, for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports required under section 1111 of the ESEA in an understandable and uniform format and including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, in a language parents understand.

·      If the schoolwide program plan under section 1114 (b)(2) of the ESEA is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, submit any parent comments on the plan when the school makes the plan available to the local educational agency.

·      Be governed by the following statutory definition of parental involvement and will carry out programs, activities, and procedures in accordance with this definition:

 

Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring -

 

(A) that parents play an integral role in assisting their child's learning;

(B) that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child's education at school;

(C) that parents are full partners in their child's education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child;

(D) the carrying out of other activities, such as those described in section 1118 of the ESEA.

 

PART II. DESCRIPTION OF HOW THE SCHOOL WILL IMPLEMENT REQUIRED SCHOOLWIDE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY COMPONENTS

(Template)

 

 

1.     Habersham Success Academy   will take the following actions to involve parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely manner in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs including involvement in the decisions regarding how funds for parental involvement will be used.

 

Habersham Success Academy will host parent feedback sessions to discuss the School-Parent Compact, the Parental Involvement Policy, and Title I Plan.  Habersham Success Academy will also hold an Annual Title I meeting on October 30, 2013.  All parent of eligible Title I students will be invited to attend and provide feedback.

 

 

2.     Habersham Success Academy will take the following actions to conduct an annual meeting, at a convenient time, and encourage and invite all parents of participating children to attend, to inform them about the school's Title I program, the nature of the Title I program, the parents' requirements and the school parental involvement policy, the schoolwide plan, and the school-parent compact.

 

Habersham Success Academy will post meeting notices, mail copies of informational flyers, post meeting notices on our website, and send home invitations and informational flyers home via the student.

 

 

3.       Habersham Success Academy  will take the following actions to offer a flexible number of meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening, and may provide with Title I funds, transportation, child care or home visits, as such services relate to parental involvement.

 

Habersham Success Academy will host meetings at various times.  Times could be during the school day, immediately after school, and during the evening. Parent input will be utilized in order to obtain parent preferences for the date and times of these meetings.

 

 

4.     Habersham Success Academy will take the following actions to provide parents of participating children the following:

·      Timely information about the Title I programs;

·      Description and explanation of the curriculum  in use at the school, the forms of academic assessments used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet;

·      Opportunities for regular meetings, if requested by parents, to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their child, and respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible;

 

Habersham Success Academy will host an annual Title I Parent Meeting, which will address current curriculum that is used, the assessments that will be used to measure student progress, and information about the performance levels that students are expected to meet.  Parent feedback will be gathered throughout the year in the form of surveys, informal discussions, and meeting evaluations.

 

 

 

 

5.     Habersham Success Academy will take the following actions to jointly develop with parents of participating children a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the State's high standards. 

 

 

 

 

Habersham Success Academy will host two Parent Meeting sessions in an effort to seek feedback on the school parent compact and Parental Involvement Policy/Plan.  All parent of eligible Title I students will be invited to attend and provide feedback.

These will be held (October 7, 2013 at 5:00 and 6:00 pm.  A Spanish Language Interpreter is being provided during the 6:00 pm meeting.  A draft of each of these documents will be used to gather parent feedback.

 

 

 

6.       Habersham Success Academy will build the school's and parents' capacity for strong parental involvement, in order to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school involved, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement, through the following activities specifically described below:

 

A.   Habersham Success Academy will provide assistance to parents of participating children, as appropriate, in understanding topics such as the following, by undertaking the actions described in this paragraph -

·      the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS)

·      the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI)

·      the CRCT, EOCT, GHSGT, GHSWT, ACCESS (for English Language Learners), CRCT-M, GAA, ITBS,  and CoGAT

·      how to monitor their child's progress, and frequently communicate with school representatives

 

Parent  Compact Meeting- October 7, 2103 at 5:00 pm and Parent Policy/Plan Meeting-October 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm.  The purpose for these meetings is to develop and discuss the Parent Compact and Parent Policy and Plan. 

 

Annual Title One Meeting -October 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm. The purpose of this meeting is to provide information of our school's participation in Title I, the requirements of Title I, and to explain the parent's rights under Title I.

 

Lunch and Learn- Parents are invited to attend quarterly Lunch and Learn activities at other middle schools in the county.  Dates at North Habersham will be September 24th, December 10th, and March 25th.  Topics will include child abuse reporting, Internet safety, and GA411. Each session will begin at noon.

 

Parent Education Nights- one night per quarter will be scheduled.  Topics for these Parent nights will include Powerschool and the E2020 Program.  Parents will be encouraged to come and learn about ways to monitor how their student is performing, and learn ways in which to help them be successful.

 

 

 

B.    Habersham Success Academy will provide materials and training to help parents to work with their child to improve their child's achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement, by;

 

Quarterly parent education seminars will be conducted.  Topics will include Powerschool basic training for parents, and Edgenuity training.  A Spanish Language Interpreter will be provided, and computer access will be provided.  These will be hands on learning activities.

 

 

C.    Habersham Success Academy  will provide training to educate the teachers, pupil services personnel, principal, and other staff in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school, by:

 

 

Staff will collaborate monthly on ways in which to ensure that parents and community members are consistently welcomed in the school and all functions.

 

 

D.   Habersham Success Academy will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities with Head Start, Even Start, Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers Program, and public preschool and other programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children, by:

 

Habersham Success Academy will coordinate with the other secondary schools to combine services such as the Lunch and Learn parent training seminars.  We also work with community service agencies to provide additional educational activities.

 

 

E.    Habersham Success Academy will take the following actions to ensure that information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities, is sent to the parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand:

 

 

 

 

Habersham Success Academy will mail home invitations and information, send information home with students, post invitations and information on the school website, and provide additional copies to parents when requested.  Translated documents will be provided as needed.

 

 

F.    Habersham Success Academy will provide other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under section 1118 as parents may request, by;

 

 

Habersham Success Academy will seek input from parents as to their needs and wishes for parent involvement.  Surveys will be conducted to seek guidance on the programs offered to parents.