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Parental Involvement Policy
This policy describes how our school will partner with parents to support student academic achievement.
- 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.
- SSV Responsibilities:
- 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.
- Communication. SSV will:
- Conduct at least two parent-teacher conferences each year;
- Provide frequent reports to parents on their children’s progress. This may include: progress reports, report cards, telephone calls, notes, and newsletters; and
- Provide parents reasonable access to staff, opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and observation of classroom activities.
- Parent Education.
- Coffee Chats. The Principal will provide monthly information sessions to parents covering a wide-range of academic and social-emotional topics.
- 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.
- 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.
- Accessibility. The school will provide all important communications in both Spanish and English.
- Distribution. SSV will distribute the Parent Involvement Policy and Learning Compact to each family within the first nine-weeks of the school year.
- 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.