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Parent Involvement
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The Board of Education recognizes that parents and guardians are their child’s most influential teachers. Continuous parental involvement in a child’s education contributes greatly to achievement and a positive school environment.

To maximize the potential of parent involvement on campus, each school:

  • Develops programs and activities that enable parents to actively participate in their child’s education.
  • Helps parents develop skills and home environments that supports their child’s growth as responsible members of society.
  • Provides parents with techniques and strategies to improve their child’s academic success and help learning at home.
  • Initiates consistent and effective two-way communication between the home and school so parents know when and how to support classroom learning activities.
  • Provides training to teachers, administrators, and other school staff that fosters effective and culturally sensitive communication with the home.
  • Encourages parents/guardians to serve as volunteers in the schools, attend student performances and school meetings, and participate in site and advisory councils. 

Please contact your school to find out how you can get more involved.

Tips for Helping Your Child Succeed
The district encourages parents to ask about their child’s progress throughout the school year. Parents can ask for progress reports on how well your child is doing in school rather than waiting for one each quarter.  Please contact your child’s teacher or principal to get information about your student’s academic performance.

There are several things parents can do that help children succeed in school:

  • Spend time at school. Interact with teachers and administrators.
  • Make sure your child gets enough sleep, eats breakfast, wears appropriate clothes and arrives at school on time.
  • Make books a part of your child’s everyday life.  Read to your student or encourage them to read independently.
  • Insist that your students treat teachers, administrator, staff and other adults with respect.  Talk to your student about obeying school rules.
  • Contact your child’s teacher when you have a question, concern or complaint.
  • Participate in your school’s parent club.
  • Attend school site council meetings.
  • Attend parent/teacher conferences.
  • Carefully review your child’s report cards, school newsletters and other information from the school.
  • Ask the teacher for help well before the test.
  • Discuss with your child upcoming tests.  Encourage them to do their best.
  • Reinforce the importance of homework.  Talk to them about turning assignments in on-time.
  • Volunteer at your child’s school.


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