Rupert Title I School-Parent Involvement Policy 2015-2016

Rupert Title I School-Parent Involvement Policy 2015-2016

Rupert Title I School-Parent Involvement Policy 2015-2016


Title I School Parent Involvement Policy

Rupert Elementary School


Rupert School welcomes the participation of parents in support of student learning and recognizes that parental involvement increases the opportunities for student success.  It is the policy of the Rupert School to foster and maintain on-going communication with parents concerning their opportunities for involvement, their children’s eligibility for special programs and their children’s educational progress.  To the extent practicable, Pottstown Schools shall also provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children.


In order to build an effective home-school partnership, on-going communication will be provided to parents that describes information about the school’s curriculum, state and local assessments, how progress is measured, the Title I program and how students are selected for Title I services. 


The Rupert School will:


1.  Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards as follows:


·         Intervention for students based on students’ needs

·         Reading Olympics for Students in grade Four

·         Research based Core Program


  2.  Hold parent-teacher conferences through the year

  • November 23, 24
  • February 4


3.  Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress, including:

·         Report Cards four times per year

·         Progress Reports each marking period for students receiving interventions

·         Progress Monitoring Updates for appropriate students at the end of each marking period

·         Online access to grades: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


4.  Provide parents reasonable access to staff, consisting of:

  • Back to School Night
  • Monthly Activities and Events
  • Meetings with teachers, before or after school, with 24 hour notice
  • Personal contact by phone, letter, or email
  • Conferences





5.  Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities, such as:

  • Reading Olympics                             
  • Fall Fest
  • Field Day
  • Field Trips
  • Grandparent’s Day
  • American Education Week Visitations
  • Reading Picnic
  • Latte for Ladies
  • Java for Gentlemen
  • Family Activity Nights
  • Family Literacy Nights


A minimum of one scheduled parent-teacher conference will be held to discuss with parents the progress of their child, individual student assessments, and proficiency level as well as the expectations for the grade level, School-Parent Compact and any other concerns of the teacher or parent.


Opportunities for Involvement/Volunteering


Parents will be encouraged to participate in school events and volunteer in activities such as:

  • Classroom visitations and observations
  • Classroom/School Activities
  • Room Parents
  • Friends of Rupert


These training opportunities will provide parents skills to help them work with their children:

  • Parent Activity Nights
  • Parent Literacy Nights: 9/8,9/29, 10/20, 11/10, 12/8


Title I Plan – In cases where needed, transportation, child care and home visits will be provided.


Parent Responsibilities

We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:

  • Have my child attend school everyday, ready to learn, except when sick.
  • Make sure that homework is completed.
  • Monitor my child’s television viewing.
  • Volunteer, when possible, in my child’s classroom.
  • Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my child’s education.
  • Promote positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.
  • Stay informed about my child’s education, and communicates with the school, by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district, either received by my child, or by mail, and responding, as appropriate.
  • Serve, to the extent possible, on policy advisory groups.
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