Moselle Elementary School
Parent Engagement Policy
Parent Involvement Policy is jointly developed with, agreed
upon with, and distributed to, all of the parents of
participating children. We will, to the extent possible,
provide full opportunities for the participation of parents
with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities
and parents of migratory children, including providing
information and school reports in a language that the parent
can understand. Furthermore, we will coordinate and integrate
parental involvement programs and activities at the school
level with other federal, state, and district programs. The
Parent Policy is presented for discussion and approval with
parents and the community during the initial annual Title I
meeting. The policy is updated as needed and reviewed
annually by a team of people – including parents, community
members, school and district administrators, and school
faculty and staff members – in order to continuously meet the
changing needs of our parents, students, and the school.
RESPONSIBILITY: PARENT-SCHOOL COMPACT
School-Parent Compact, jointly developed with, agreed upon
with and distributed to all parents, describes how parents,
students, and the entire school staff, share in the
responsibility for high student achievement. A team of
people-including parents, community members, school and
district administrators and school faculty and staff –
annually review the School Compact.
BUILDING CAPACITY FOR INVOLVEMENT
To ensure effective involvement of parents, and to
support a partnership among the parents, community and school
to improve student achievement, we will:
Assist parents in understanding Mississippi’s academic and
achievement standards by disseminating information which
includes and is not limited to pamphlets, hand-outs,
parent-teacher conferences, parent workshops, Report Cards,
Progress Reports, MCT 2 Test results, and Red Folders.
Communicate and monitor a child’s progress by Weekly Red
Folders, Progress Reports, Report Cards every nine weeks, IEP
meetings, weekly/monthly telephone calls, parent-teacher
conferences, TST meetings, Semester Test, and Checkpoint Test.
Assist parents in helping them to improve achievement of their
children through parenting workshops, ESL classes for parents,
calendars, Red Folder newsletters that provide activities and
suggestions to help their child, and Parent Teacher
Educate teachers and other staff members, with the assistance
of parents, in reaching out to, communicate with, and working
with parents through PTO meetings, conferences, workshops, and
monthly staff development.
Send information related to school and parent programs,
meetings, and other activities to the parents in a format and
language they can understand through teacher generated
newsletters, PTO meetings, school calendar, parent/student
handbook, Red Folders, and the web site.
Provide opportunities for parents to communicate with the
school through open door policy which includes Parent Teacher
Conferences, Yearly Parent Surveys, Parent workshops, Student
of the Month Programs, Grandparents Day, and other activities
throughout the school year.
Provide other activities to promote parental involvement such
as, Fall Festival, Field Day, Teacher Appreciation Week,
field trips, after school clubs, reward trips for
accomplishments, Red Ribbon Week, Book Fair, Talent Show,
parenting workshops, Volunteer and Mentoring Program,
Accelerated Reader Program, Reading Fair, Spelling Bee,
Thanksgiving Lunch, Student of the Month Programs, Drug
Education Program, Character First Program, Junior Auxiliary
Child Abuse Program, Sammy Soil, Nutrition Education Program,
and other activities offered throughout the year.
Involvement Policy has been developed jointly with parents.
Additional activities are needed to ensure parents’ full
participation in the Title I programs of each school. These
an annual meeting at a convenient time to inform parents of
the school’s participation in the Title I program, the
requirements of Title I law, and their right to be involved.
Elementary School provides information concerning Title I
programs and its requirements at a Title I meeting in
August/September. This meeting outlines the supplemental
academic services provided to students, additional staff,
continuous staff development and other ways the funds are
flexible number of meetings and parent trainings at convenient
times for parents to participate, give suggestions, and take
part in decisions regarding the instructional program of the
ongoing. PTO, Parent Workshops, etc. give Moselle Elementary
the flexibility needed to offer meetings at convenient times
for parents to give their input on Title I programs.
Opportunities are offered during the day and in the evening.
are involved in an “organized, ongoing, and timely way,” in
the planning, review and improvement of the Parent Involvement
Policy and Title I Programs. Parents will receive timely
information about Title I programs.
Involvement Policy is reviewed throughout the year at PTO
Meetings, School wide Committee Meetings, and Title I
meetings. Changes to the program, new information, as well as
a review and evaluation of the policy and programs are
included as an agenda item for these meetings.
opportunities for parents to submit comments on the plan and
the school-wide programs to change if necessary.
meeting evaluations are used to provide opportunities for
parents to offer comments and make suggestions.