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Parent Involvement Policy

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The Kansas State School Board of Education endorses the six National Standards for Family-School Partnerships (NSFSP) to promote parent involvement in all Kansas schools.  We are incorporating these standards into our parent involvement in USD #416.  The standards are listed below:

WELCOMING ALL FAMILIES IN THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY

  1. Office staff will be friendly and willing to help parents and community members in a positive way.
  2. Signs are posted to help parents, students, and community members navigate through the school.
  3. Student work is shown in halls and exhibited in a user friendly way.
  4. An annual meeting will be available for all parents to attend to discuss parental involvement and requirements through Title I.  Parents will be encouraged to attend.
  5. An Open House will be held each year to invite parents and students in to the school before school starts.
  6. Parents are invited to lunch two times per year as well as newsletters describing that parents, grandparents, etc. are welcome any day to join a child for lunch.

COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY

  1. Daily communication will be conducted through student agendas.  Email is also used for formal communication.
  2. Weekly announcements from the school office will be sent home as well as available on the school website.
  3. Information for each classroom is available on the website and hard copies sent home when requested.
  4. The school principal will send out postcards for positive news.
  5. Teachers are to contact parents by phone, after school and/or at home (around town) with positive news regarding their child(ren).
  6. Assessment results are offered and shared with parents and community.

SUPPORTING STUDENTS SUCCESS

  1. Skyward - Family Access is available and encouraged for parents to use.  They can look up information such as grades and attendance as well as lunch balances and notes.
  2. Parent Teacher Conferences are held once a year.
  3. Reading packets are sent home starting mid-year Kindergarten.  Parents are expected to listen to their child read nightly.
  4. Teachers will let parents know when all office notes will come home (routine). Parents are to check student folders/agendas and sign off that they received the information.

SPEAKING UP FOR EVERY CHILD

  1. Site Council is offered four times a year and parents are encouraged to attend.
  2. PTO meets at least bi-monthly.  They encourage all parents to attend and become active in their child(ren)'s education.

SHARING POWER

  1. Site Council is offered four times a year and parents are encouraged to attend.
  2. PTO meets at least bi-monthly.  They encourage all parents to attend and become active in their child(ren)'s education.
  3. Surveys are sent out in the spring each year to collect information on how to provide better services to our students.
  4. Each year Kindergarten teachers meet with the local early childhood agencies to discuss curriculum and students's needs.
  5. USD #416 offers to 3-5 year old children, services such as speech, SPED pre-school, and help with cognitive delays.

COLLABORATING WITH COMMUNITY

  1. Free dental screenings are held annually for all students.
  2. The Lions Club offers vision screening and assistance with glasses.
  3. Local businesses donate rewards to our students at our awards assemblies.
  4. Volunteers are welcome.
  5. Foster Grandparent Program is established.