Parent Family Involvement Plan
Lonedell R-XIV School District
Lonedell Elementary and Middle School K-8
Building Parent/Family Involvement Plan
BELIEF: It is the belief of the Board of Education, the administration, and the faculty and staff of the Lonedell R-XIV School District that (1) all children will learn; (2) every child has the right to a quality education; and (3) every child has a responsibility to actively participate in their education.
VISION: To be a staff respected by the community, who provides a safe, engaging, and positive education.
MISSION: Success, Nothing Less! It is the mission of the Lonedell R-XIV School District, in partnership with the community, to teach all children, providing them with an excellent education, making them productive members of society.
The Board of Education recognizes the positive effects of parents/families’ involvement in the education of their children. The Board is committed to strong parent/family involvement in working collaboratively with district staff as knowledgeable partners in educating district students.
Lonedell R-XIVSchool District Goals
In order to implement the Board’s commitment to parent/family involvement in students’ education, the District has implemented a Parent/Family Involvement Plan with the following features:
*A committee of parents, staff, and community representatives, appointed by the Superintendent, will serve as the district’s Parent Involvement Committee. The Committee’s responsibilities will include recommendations for program development, parent/staff training and program evaluation. Program evaluation reports will be prepared and submitted to the Superintendent annually by June 1. This is in accordance to *Policy 1405 (Regulation 1405)
1. Regular two way communication between school and parents/families. Such
communication will include but not be limited to scheduled parent visits to school,
electronic communication, use of daily planners and folders, use of translators, parent volunteers, and other programs recommended by the Parent/Family Involvement Committee.
2. Assist parents in developing positive, productive parenting skills, as well as positive productive means of interacting with District administrators and staff.
3. Provide professional development opportunities for District staff to facilitate productive parent/school involvement in promoting education of District students.
4. Involve parents in meaningful activities to enhance student learning.
5. Enhance opportunities for parents/families to visit schools in a safe and open atmosphere. Such opportunities will include, but are not limited to, identifying roles for parent volunteers, providing training for volunteers and provision of family activities at school.
6. Affirmatively involve parents in school decisions which affect their children.
7. Utilize community resources to promote and strengthen school programs, family
practices, and student learning.
* The Current Parental Involvement page lists activities developed by the school to meet the goals listed above.
Title I Parent/Family Involvement (Policy 1621)
Lonedell R-XIV will jointly develop with and distribute to parents of children participating in the Title I program a written parental involvement policy agreed
upon by such parents in accordance with the requirements of federal law:
1. The policy will be available to the local community and updated periodically to
meet the changing needs of parents and the school
2. The policy contains a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff and students will share the responsibility of improved student
academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents can build
and develop a partnership to help children.
3. Lonedell R-XIV will convene a meeting annually to inform parents about Title I and to involve parents in the planning, review and improvement of Title I programs, including the planning, review and improvement of the school
parental involvement policy.
Migrant Education Program (MEP) Parent Involvement (Policy 2270)
For purposes of Board policies and regulations, the phrase migratory students shall mean students aged three (3) through twenty-one (21) who are or whose parents/guardians or spouses are migratory agricultural workers, including migratory dairy workers or migratory fishers; and who in the preceding thirty-six (36) months, in order to obtain or accompany such parents/guardians or spouses in obtaining temporary or seasonal employment in agriculture or fishing work, have moved from one school district to another.
The District will identify migrant students by including a question on the District's enrollment form. If it is indicated that a migrant student is enrolling, the parents will then be asked to complete a parent survey/family interview form provided by the State Office for Migrant-English Language Learner (MELL) Program. The Regional Migrant Center or the State Director for Migrant Education will be notified of any migrant students who are enrolled in the District. The
Regional Migrant Center will be contacted for any assistance needed for the migrant student(s).
School District personnel including secretaries, nurses, counselors, teachers and principals will be advised of the presence of eligible migrant students to ensure that equal access to all school programs is provided. Complaints concerning the placement of migrant students will be resolved by means of the District's complaint resolution procedure for homeless students (Regulation 2260).
Parents of students in the Migrant Education Program ( MEP) will be involved in and regularly consulted about the development, implementation, operation and evaluation of the Migrant Program. Parents of MEP students will receive instruction regarding their role in improving the academic achievement of their children.
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Parent Involvement
The Board of Education is committed to identifying and assessing the educational needs of students whose native or home language is other than English. The District will identify the LEP/ELL (Limited English Proficiency/English Language Learner) student by including a question on the District's enrollment form. If it is indicated that a LEP/ELL student is enrolling, he/she will be given the Wida-Access Placement Test (W-APT) to determine if the student qualifies for ELL services under state and federal law. If identified as eligible, the District will provide appropriate programs to address the needs of this student.
Students entitled to considerations under this policy include:
1. Language Minority (LM) - students who come from a background where English is not the student's first language, or where the primary language of the home is not English or both.
2. Limited English Proficient (LEP) - Students whose English language skills are
insufficient to lead to success in an English-only classroom.
The District will also take steps to ensure to the maximum extent practicable that the interests of ELL students are included in the development and implementation of District programs and services that are offered by the District to and for its student body.
Pursuant to federal law, parents of LEP students will be provided notification regarding their child’s placement in and information about the district’s LEP program. Parents will be notified of their rights regarding program content and participation.
The District will provide communication opportunities for parent/community members through the website, direct mailings, notices to parents, the use of available local media, activities at school, school/classroom newsletters, School Reach and report cards/progress.
In order to accomplish this goal, the school will be proactive in our communication with parents. Communication formats used by the district include:
1. School Handbook
2. Local Newspaper
6. Parent Teacher Organization
7. Parent conferences
8. Letters to Parents
9. Daily folders K-4th grade
10. Daily Planners 5th-8th grade
11. Weekly School Reach calls
12. Weekly conduct cards 5th-8th
13. (Future use) Texting parents with pertinent information
PARENT AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
The District will involve parents/community members through parent/teacher conferences, open house, volunteer programs, chaperoning field trips, PTO, Bobcat Boosters, Parents as First Teachers, and community events, career day.
Community Involvement in Decision Making
The Board of Education recognizes that many residents of the District may be especially qualified to take an active part in school affairs because of their training, experience, or personal characteristics and encourages them to take an active part in school affairs. The Board shall give substantial weight to the advice it receives from individuals and community groups interested in the District's schools, but shall use its own judgment in arriving at decisions.
Parent Involvement Guidelines School Responsibilities- The Lonedell R-XIV
School District will:
- Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards as follows:
- The district will identify and unpack power standards in all core areas.
- The district will develop common formative and summative assessments in all areas.
- The district will use assessments to drive instruction.
- The district will provide professional development opportunities to teachers and staff that address curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices related to student achievement.
- Teachers will implement learned instructional strategies that will enhance student understanding and engagement.
- All staff will meet in their respective PLC groups weekly to discuss student data, progress and interventions, curriculum, assessment, and shared leadership of the districts vision of providing a safe, engaging and positive education for all students.
- Develop additional and extended academic programs for additional learning.
- Hold parent-teacher conferences (at least annually in elementary schools) during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.
- A school wide Open House/Meet the Teachers Night will be scheduled the first week of school each year.
- A Parent Teacher conference will be scheduled after the 2nd and 3rd quarter of each school year.
- Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.
- 5th – 8th grade - Conduct cards will be used for weekly progress of both academics and behavior
- K-4th grade – Daily folders will be sent home for current updates/communication with parents.
- The teachers will send Progress Reports (mid-quarter) and Report cards at the end of each quarter. Report cards are to be signed by parent and returned within one week.
- Provide parents reasonable access to staff.
- Teachers are available before and after school for telephone conversations as well as during plan time.
Arrangements can be with individual teachers for meetings and email access.
- Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities.
- Parents/Grandparents/community is encouraged to participate and volunteer in all school activities. The following must be completed:
- Complete and return the Volunteer Registration and Survey Application.
- Submit a copy of your Social Security Card (This needs to be submitted each year with the MO DHSS Registration Form)
- Submit the $10 Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services registration fee (first time only).
- View the film “Smarter Adults, Safer Children” Training Video.
We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:
• Making sure my child receives the proper amount of sleep, a good meal, has proper school supplies, and attends school every day.
• Making sure that my child spends the proper amount of time in home study and preparation for his/her class.
• Volunteering in my child’s classroom and taking interest in school activities and organizations.
• Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my children’s education.
• Promoting positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.
• Staying informed about my child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by my child or by mail and responding, as appropriate.
• Meeting with my child’s teacher (s) and inquire about his/her progress in school work; contacting the teacher/principal with any concerns about problems that may have an adverse affect upon my child.XW
I, as a student of Lonedell R-XIV, will share the responsibility to improve my academic achievement and achieve the State’s high standards. Specifically, I will:
• Do my homework every day and ask for help when needed.
• Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time.
• Give to my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare all notices and information received by me from my school every day.
Follow the classroom and school rules to keep me safe and productive.
Parent visitation, pick-up procedures, and classroom visitation
Lonedell R-XIV School has developed guidelines for parent visitation, pick-up
procedures, and classroom visitation. Lonedell R-XIV School District does not
have policies or procedures that would discourage a parent from visiting a school.
Parents are encouraged to maintain a presence when visiting their child’s building or classroom that allows for the educational environment to be positive. Parent input and questions are welcomed by the school district. The appropriate personnel are available to parents if a meeting is scheduled. (See School-Parent Compact).
Upon entering the school:
School and Classroom Visitation- Visitors will report to the Elementary Office where he/she will sign in, give destination, and receive a name tag which will be visibly placed on clothing. Visitors will also sign out when leaving the building.
Pick-up procedures – Parent/Guardian will be given a pick-up card and pass code needed for pick-up of students. This procedure will be closely monitored and can be set up by the secretaries in the Elementary office.
Parent, community, and school Volunteer Program
The District encourages participation of parents and citizens of the community to volunteer in the school in order to serve as additional resources to the teachers and students. Prior to serving as a volunteer, each individual must follow the Parent Involvement Guidelines (See above).
Program Implementation & Coordination
The principal of Lonedell R-XIV will act as the facilitator for this undertaking. The principal will organize and manage parent involvement in the school with the help of individual parents/staff/community. Management of the program will ensure that parental participation is recognized as an asset to the school.
It is the goal of Lonedell R-XIV School District to assure an ongoing partnership between the parents, the community, and the school. The district believes such a partnership is fundamental to the academic and social success of students. It is the district’s hope that this partnership will produce an atmosphere of community involvement that has a positive impact on the lives of our students.
Revised May, 2012