Title I School Parent Involvement Policy
Robert H. Lewis High School 2016-17
Each Title I school in LAUSD is required to develop a written parent involvement policy. This policy describes how the school will support and increase parent involvement. It must be developed with parents, include participation from all appropriate advisory committees, be reviewed and updated annually and be agreed upon by the School Site Council. The written parent involvement policy must include how parents will be informed of the school’s Title I program requirements.
Lewis High School has developed a written Title I parental involvement policy with input from parents. Lewis High School developed a written Title I parental involvement policy with input from parents. The Parent Involvement Policy was developed during the annual Title I meeting. It has distributed the policy to parents of Title I students. The Parent Involvement Policy was mailed home to all families and posted on the school website. The policy describes the means for carrying out the following Title I parental involvement requirements [20 USC 6318 Section 1118(c)-(f) inclusive].
Section I: PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY
To involve parents in the Title I program at Robert H. Lewis High School the following practices have been established:
- The school convenes an annual meeting to inform parents of Title I students about Title I requirements and about the right of parents to be involved in the Title I program.
Lewis High School will hold annual meeting to inform parents of their rights under Title I/III and how they can become involved in the planning, review and improvement of the Title I/III program at our school.
- The school offers a flexible number of meetings for parents, such as meetings in the morning or evening.
Lewis High School will make every effort to arrange meeting times to include as many parents as possible.
- The school involves parents of Title I students in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s Title I programs and the Title I parental involvement policy.
Lewis High School will involve parents in the planning, review and program improvement.
- The school provides parents of Title I students with timely information about Title I programs.
Lewis High School will inform parents of Title I programs at regular meetings through flyers sent home with the students.
- The school provides parents of Title I students with an explanation of the curriculum used at the school, the assessments used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
Lewis High School will inform parents of their child’s progress by mailing home progress reports, sending messages on Connect Ed to pass on important information, and providing an updated Required Course checklist for each parent to review and sign.
- If requested by parents of Title I students, the school provides opportunities for regular meetings that allow the parents to participate in decisions relating to the education of their children.
All parents of Title I students are welcome to monthly meetings to participate in decisions relating to the education of their child.
Section II: SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HIGH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
Robert H. Lewis High School distributes a school-parent compact to parents annually. The compact, which has been jointly developed with parents, outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. This policy was developed over time with the input of parents during intake meetings, Back to School/Open House, school meetings, and conferences. This policy is mailed home and provided to parents during the intake process.
The school-parent compact describes specific ways the school and families will partner to help children achieve the State’s high academic standards. It addresses the following legally required items, as well as other items suggested by parents of Title I students.
- The school’s responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables children to meet the state’s academic achievement standards
- The ways parents will be responsible for supporting their children’s learning
- The importance of ongoing communication between parents and teachers through, at a minimum, annual parent-teacher conferences; frequent reports on student progress; access to staff; opportunities for parents to volunteer and participate in their child’s class; and opportunities to observe classroom activities
Section III: BUILDING CAPACITY
Robert H. Lewis High School engages parents in meaningful interactions with the school. It supports a partnership among staff, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement. To help reach these goals, the school has established the following practices.
- The school provides parents with assistance in understanding the State’s academic content standards, assessments, and how to monitor a child’s progress and work with educators to improve the achievement of their children.
Lewis High School will assist parents to understand topics such as content and achievement standards, state/local assessments, how to monitor their child’s progress, and work with educators to improve student achievement.
- The school provides parents with materials and training to help them work with their children to improve their children's achievement.
Lewis High School will provide materials/training to help parents address the issues of truancy, drug use/abuse and any other topics parents express and interest in.
- With the assistance of parents, the school educates staff members about the value of parent contributions, and in how to reach out to, communicate with and work with parents as equal partners.
Lewis High School will continue to reach out to parents as equal partners in the success of their students.
- The school coordinates and integrates the Title I parental involvement program with other programs, and conducts other activities, such as parent resource centers, to encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children.
Parents are encouraged to attend monthly meetings, Back to School/Open House to be active members in the decisions related to the education of their children.
- The school distributes Information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities to parents in a format and language that the parents understand.
Lewis High School use all means at its disposal Connect Ed, Flyers, meetings, and phone calls to inform parents regarding activities related to their students education.
- The school provides support for parental involvement activities requested by parents.
Lewis High School provides support as requested by parents to support the educational goals of their students.
Section IV: ACCESSIBILITY
Robert H Lewis High School provides opportunities for the participation of all parents, including parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory students. Information and school reports are provided in a format and language that parents understand.
Lewis High School will provide opportunities for participation by parents with limited English proficiency and parents with disabilities. Lewis High School will provide information for parents in a format and language they can understand whenever possible.
Adapted from http://www.cde.ca.gov/la/pf/pf