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Roadrunner Parent Involvement Policy

posted Dec 7, 2012, 2:41 PM by Paula Mcwhirter


I.                    Roadrunner Elementary plans activities to involve parents, families and community members with their input through PTO, Site council, and outreach meetings.


·         Roadrunner clearly communicates information and school reports to our parents in both English and in Spanish and offers interpreters as needed.

·         We continually invite parents through various means to participate in the decision making processes that directly relate to our Title I Parent Involvement Plan and any funding required for these activities.

·         Parent involvement at Roadrunner Elementary will include academic learning and other activities to ensure that parents are able to assist in their student’s learning.   We provide accessibility to parents so they are directly involved in their child’s learning, be stakeholders in the decision making that impacts their child’s learning and assist in the education of their child, allowed under Title I.


II.                  Roadrunner School will implement the Parent Involvement Policy Components:


1.       Include parents in the joint development of the policy at our Site Council meeting consisting of parents, teachers, and community members.  We will draft the policy as a group, present it at our PTO meeting for comments or revisions, and then present the final draft at our Staff Reach Out meeting for final approval.

2.       Involve parents in the Continuous Improvement Plan by encouraging parents to complete and return parent satisfaction and other surveys that define our school needs and conduct Title I meetings that explain the school program and needs.

3.       Use resources to plan and implement parent involvement activities to improve student achievement and school performance through the Staff Reach Out Team, Site council, PTO, Outreach Specialist, social worker, District Office staff, and community members.

4.       Gathering and sharing information with parents and community members through; Site Council, 21st Century, and Community Reach-Out Team, newsletters, the school base website, fliers and dial-outs.  

5.       Roadrunner will evaluate the content and effectiveness of the Policy annually in terms of improving quality of the school by surveying parents and analyzing results, holding staff and parent meetings for discussion and collaboration, revise the Parent Involvement Plan for the following year based on data and finding (Site Council responsibilities).

6.       Provide assistance to parents on topics to include the following:

·         Arizona Common Core Standards

·         Arizona student assessments

·         Title I requirement

·         Ways to monitor the student’s progress

·         How to work with educators

·         How to have a successful parent-teacher conference

·         How to help students at home

·         Parenting classes

·         ELL classes

·         Volunteer opportunities

·         Communication between school and home

·         Meetings about assessments

·         Title I annual meeting

·         School newsletter

·         School website

·         Excellent family/community member experiences

·         Communication in English, Spanish and other languages as needed

·         Translator/interpreter provided for parents in the language they understand


Actions listed above will build parent, school, and community capacity as partners vested in ensuring improved academic achievement for our students and members of the Washington Elementary School District