Parent Involvement Policy 2016-2017
Statement of Purpose
Whittier is committed to providing a quality education for every student. We are working hard to establish a partnership between parents, teachers and community to create an environment that has high expectations and student achievement.
We have established and posted grade level goals that reflect high expectations and student success. We recognize that some students may need additional assistance through various programs to reach their goal.
We encourage all parents to be involved in the success of their child through this partnership.
Developing the Parent Involvement Policy
Whittier has a Site Based Decision Making Team consisting of teachers, administrators, parents and community members that meet and develop the Parent Involvement Policy. Input used to develop the policy is gathered from data from the state, district and school as well as surveys from the parents. Surveys were printed in Spanish and English to meet the needs of parents.
A parent meeting (Back to School Night – Open House) is scheduled in the fall to inform parents of Title I requirements and programs, parent conferences, home-school compact, grade level expectations and parent involvement activities.
Home-School Compact 2016-2017
Whittier has developed a Home-School Compact that details the responsibilities of the parent, the student and the teacher(s) to insure success for the student. The compact is signed by the teacher, the student and the parent (during parent conferences).
Matching Programs to the Needs of our Community
Each year we will access the needs of parents and students from data from the school, district and state as well as surveys (in Spanish and English). Programs and activities will be developed from the data collected to meet those needs identified.
Staff and Parent Communication
The staff has been trained in ways to effectively communicate with parents. Communications with parents will include monthly newsletters, parent conferences, home visits, phone contacts, written communications, and e-mails. Academic progress will be communicated every three (3) weeks by Progress Reports or Report Cards.
The Site Based Decision Making Team will review and evaluate aspects of the Parent Involvement Policy and make adjustments and revisions annually.
*Reviewed. No Changes Required.