Parent Involvement Plan
I. Plan Involvement
The Parent Involvement Plan is jointly developed with, agreed upon with, and distributed to, all of the parents of participating children. We will provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency and parents with disabilities. Furthermore, we will coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities at the school level with other federal, state, and district programs. Our school involves parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely way in the planning, review, and improvement of programs for parent involvement and the School Level Parent Involvement Plan through the Parent and Community Task Force. The Parent Involvement Plan will be presented for discussion and approval with parents and community during Meet the Teacher Night. All parents are encouraged to provide input for the Title I school wide project. Bolivar Elementary will provide an annual meeting to inform parents of the school’s participation with Title I, the requirements of Title I, and the right of parents to be involved in the school.
II. Shared Responsibility: School-Parent Compact
The School-Parent Compact is designed by a committee of parents and school staff and outlines how parents, school staff, and students share the responsibility for improving learning. The Parent Involvement Advisory Committee will review the compact annually.
III. Building Capacity for Involvement
In an effort to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the stakeholders for student achievement, we will provide:
continuous and timely communication to assist parents in understanding Tennessee’s academic and achievement standards by disseminating grade level objectives and conducting parent-teacher conferences, parent workshops, surveys, Meet the Teacher Night, Family Fun Science Night, Reading and Math Nights, P.I.E. meetings, Muffins with Moms, Doughnuts with Dads, and Grandparents’ Day.
Each student will also receive a handbook or a planner. All invitations will be sent in a timely manner with an additional follow-up reminder. Every effort will be made to communicate with parents in a format and language that is free of educational jargon and easily understandable by all. Parents and community members are always welcome at Bolivar Elementary School.