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Parental Involvement Policy

This policy describes how our school will partner with parents to support student academic achievement.

  1. Learning Compact. Sunset Valley Elementary (SSV) will work with parents to develop a learning compact that outlines how parents, the school, and students will share the responsibility for student academic achievement.
  2. SSV Responsibilities:
    1. Curriculum. At back-to-school night and during parent-teacher conferences, SSV will provide all parents a description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
    2. Communication. SSV will:
      1. Conduct at least two parent-teacher conferences each year;
      2. Provide frequent reports to parents on their children’s progress. This may include: progress reports, report cards, telephone calls, notes, and newsletters; and
      3. Provide parents reasonable access to staff, opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and observation of classroom activities.
    3. Parent Education.
      1. Coffee Chats. The Principal will provide monthly information sessions to parents covering a wide-range of academic and social-emotional topics. 
      2. Literacy Night. SSV will organize an annual literacy night that will provide information about the language arts curriculum by grade-level and how parents can support literacy in the home.
      3. Math Night. SSV will organize an annual math night that will provide information about the mathematics curriculum by grade-level and how parents can support the development of math skills in the home.
    4. Accessibility. The school will provide all important communications in both Spanish and English.
    5. Distribution. SSV will distribute the Parent Involvement Policy and Learning Compact to each family within the first nine-weeks of the school year.
  3. Parent Input. Parents will be given the opportunity to provide input and make recommendations regarding the Campus Improvement Plan, the Title I program, the Parent Involvement Policy, and the Learning Compact through the Campus Advisory Council, parent-teacher conferences, and at parent-teacher association (PTA) meetings.

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