General Policy Statement
Millers Creek Elementary School recognizes that parental involvement in their children's education increases student success and strengthens parent-school communications. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires the involvement of parent in Title I, Migrant and ESL programs.
Parent Involvement Goals
Millers Creek Elementary School will, in coordination with parents of participating PreK-5 children, develop programs, activities and procedures, which have the following goals:
A. To inform parents in a timely manner about program(s) for which their children qualify to be served and instructional objectives of the program(s). Information sessions for parents may include Back-to-School Night, Parent meetings, PTO Open House, Fun Times, etc.
B. To improve the effectiveness of communication with parents as equal partners and build ties between parents and the school. Consultation with parents may include use of a consultant, input from Parent Advisory meetings throughout the year, Parent-Teacher conferences, etc.
C. To implement a variety of approaches to improving parental involvement. These approaches may include parenting meetings, advisory meetings, field trips, conferences, lunch with child, newsletters, calendars, volunteering, etc.
D. To establish a partnership between the school and parents by providing assistance in understanding program standards and student achievement standards. Assistance in understanding standards may include explanation of Read to Achieve, promotion standards, grading scale information, etc.
E. To offer encouragement and opportunity for literacy training for parents throughout the year based on assessed needs or parental requests. Determining parental needs may include parent survey information to determine needs, etc.
F. To involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of programs, including the school parental involvement policy and the join development of the school-wide program.
G. To notify parents in writing at the beginning of each school year that they may receive information about teacher's qualifications. Parents may ask for and receive the following:
1. The School Report Card from the NC Department of Public Instruction.
2. Whether the teacher has met state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject matter he or she teaches;
3. Whether qualification and licensing criteria have been waived to permit the teacher to each on an emergency or other provisional basis.
4. The teacher's college major, any graduate certification or degrees the teacher has, and the field of discipline of those certificates or degrees.
5. Whether teacher assistants or similar paraprofessionals provide services to the parent's children and, if they do, their qualifications.