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QCE'S Parent Involvement Policy

 

                                                      

                   

QCE's Parent Involvement Policy

 

Queens Creek Elementary believes parents are one of the most important components of our Title One Program.  We seek to involve them in all aspects of planning, reviewing, and improving our project.

 

            At the beginning of the school year, letters are sent home to notify parents of their child's eligibility which explains the Title One Program.   All parents and students at QCE will be invited to attend various events throughout the year.   They will be provided with information on upcoming events, student eligibility, and ways we encourage parent involvement.  Parents will be surveyed to determine their interest in the home/school connection.  Flexible meeting times before, during, and after school will be provided to accommodate all participants.  In the spring of each year, the Strategic Planning Team meets to construct the Title One plan for the succeeding year.

 

            Parents will be made aware of state standards, curriculum, assessments, and proficiency levels through conferences and meetings held with staff members.   Strategies will be presented to parents in a timely manner so they may help their children at home to promote success in the classroom.  Their suggestions and questions will be looked upon with the utmost importance and responses will be provided in a timely manner.  Volunteers are recruited periodically to support students in our school. 

 

A minimum of two family conferences will be scheduled each year to ensure parents, teachers, and students work together to be successful.  Compacts will be signed by all parties at the beginning of each school year.  Our ESL teacher will provide assistance to those with limited English proficiency.  Disabled parents will receive accommodations so they have a full opportunity to participate in all of our activities.  Progress reports will be sent home four times annually to keep parents informed of their students' progress.  Newsletters will be sent home with information about upcoming events and strategies to support their children at home.  Resources will be available for parents to use at home with their children upon request.                  

 

            To support these parent initiatives, one percent of the Title One budget will be set aside to fund these activities.  At the end of the school year, parents will be asked to answer a short survey which provides feedback on our program.  This in turn will help our staff make informed decisions about the effectiveness of our plan and help improve upon next year's parental involvement activities. 

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