Revised March 14, 2012
An Annual meeting will be held at the beginning of the school year to review our Title 1 program and parents rights to be involved. At our yearly Annual meeting parents will also determine the dates and times for upcoming meetings. Our Parent, Student, Teacher Compact will be developed at this time. The Parent Involvement Policy will be discussed and reviewed. All information will be translated from English to Spanish. The policy and minutes from the meeting will be posted on the schools webpage along which the meeting dates and the Title I compact.
During our Annual meeting, parents will be asked for suggested meeting times and dates. A calendar will be developed showing the set times and dates for meetings as determined by parents; copies will be shared by parents. In addition mandatory Parent Conferences are scheduled Nov. 8, 2011 and April 19, 2012 from 8:15- 8:55 and 4:00pm to 7:00 pm. Parents may also schedule conferences during the school year, by contacting the guidance department or individual teacher on an as needed basis. Information and date of meetings will be displayed on Channel 2, School Marquee and Webpage, Facebook along with sending Alert Now and Emails.
On going parent meetings will be provided throughout the school year to review ways of improving parent involvement. Their recommendations will be submitted to our School Improvement Team. The Parent Involvement Committee will develop the Parent Involvement Plan and revise the plan as needed. Our staff use the following methods to communicate with parents; E-Mail, Progress Reports, Parent Assist, Fall and Spring Parent Conferences, Individualized notes and phone call when necessary, School and Teacher Web-pages, County Television Station, flyers, Alert Now, Conferences and Informational Parent Meetings.
During the school, year parents will be informed of the curriculum via multiple sources; Curriculum Night, Conferences, Course Syllabus, Teacher Websites, Parent Assist, Senior and Junior Guidance Meeting and Alert Now. During these sessions, teachers will inform parents of quarterly course requirements, and expectation. Teachers will provide information and explanations of local and state requirements, procedures and implementation of programs, testing and remediation procedures. Parents will participate in academic activities that will enable them to properly assist their children with academic assignments.
On going meetings will be held throughout the year to allow for parent input regarding their child’s education, and provide feedback regarding our program policy. Our policy will be developed and presented at our Annual Meeting, to allow parents and staff an opportunity for continuous involvement and development of our Parental Involvement Policy. The committee will include staff members and parents. Flexible meetings will be held along with at least one weekend meeting a year.
Parent Involvement Committee:
Ms. Chundra Sansbury –Parent
Mrs. Nicole Miller –Parent and Teacher
Mr. Aaron Bailey –Parent and Teacher
Mr. Melvin Palmer –Parent and Teacher
Ms. Crystal Thompson - Parent
Mrs. Davis-Jenkins -Parent
Ms. Patrica Horne – Family Engagement Coordinator
Ms. Raquel Wilkins – Title I
Mrs. Donna Council - Parent
· Providing for parent comments:
During each parent meeting we will review and discuss any needed changes or concerns in our Parent, Student, and Teacher Compact. These meetings will occur based on Parents recommendations made during our annual meeting. In addition, we will provide parents with a survey prior to the end of the school year, to review our program. This survey allows parents to evaluate our program, goals and make suggestions. All components of the program policy that were unsatisfactory to parents will be forwarded to the Title I office. A Concern Box will be placed in the front office for parent’s suggestions, concerns and comments which will be addressed at quarterly meetings. Parents serve on the School Improvement Team and the Parent Involvement Committee which allow them to have direct involvement in the planning process that governs the school.
· Providing materials and Training:
Parent Assist-Computer Training, Junior Senior Night, Graduation Requirement meetings; Parent Family Engagement Coordinator, Literacy Night, 9th Grade Parent and Student Orientation, Job Skills- MS Office Training, and Parent Technology Control
The development of our school parent compact will be an on going process that will be routinely reviewed at parent meetings and change upon parental majority request.
Curriculum programs will provide parents with the North Carolina Goals and Objectives, local and state expectations (EOC’s), and Common Core. In addition progress reports and a calendar with the schedule of assigned dates for distribution of reports will be provided to all parents using the school web page. These progress reports will allow parents to monitor the progress of their child and assist the Teacher(s) in improving the achievement of their child. All information will be shared in language understood by all parents. All questions and concerns will be responded to in a timely fashion.
· Educating School Personnel:
Learning Team meetings, chairs will include Best Practices, which will focus on creative ways to improve parental and community involvement in order to assist staff in improving parental involvement. The entire school will receive Respect and
· Coordinating and Integrating:
Develop a 9th grade academy that is designed to guide our students. Develop a Middle School transition program, which will engage our feeder school. Provide a grade 9th one day orientation, in which students tour the building meet with their teacher, receive their class schedules and attend meeting with their parents learning about the high school process.
· Ensuring that Information is understandable:
Information related to school, programs, meeting and extra curricular activities will be designed to accommodate the linguistic needs of our parents. Written information will be in English and Spanish. Oral presentations will be translated into Spanish.
· Providing full opportunities for participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children
Information related to school, programs, meeting and extra curricular activities will be designed to accommodate the linguistic needs of our parents. Written information will be English and Spanish. Transportation will be provided as needed.