Bolton Elementary School
Parent Involvement Policy
Bolton Elementary School is committed to provide each student with the tools needed to be successful in life. We understand that our families, school staff and community must work together to make this happen. The policy shows how we plan to accomplish this task.
At Bolton Elementary School, we began planning our parental involvement activities prior to the end of the 2016-2017 school year. Our focus is based on data collected during the Comprehensive Needs Assessment and reflected in our School Improvement Plan.
¨ Bolton’s School Leadership Team met several times over the Summer break to discuss activities to support and increase parental involvement/engagement.
¨ The School Improvement Team met to begin working on a new SIT Plan with parental involvement being a high priority.
¨ Staff Orientation and Planning Days were spent with the entire school staff meeting to discuss school policies, student expectations, conferencing with parents and Title I activities and procedures.
I. Flexible Meetings
Many parent meetings/activities are coordinated throughout the school year that
involve parents, students, staff and community partners. These meetings are
design to strengthen the relationship between home and school. Parent meetings
are held at two different times to make it more convenient for parents to attend.
Bi-lingual Assistants are available to help with translations at all meetings.
II. Open House, August 24, 2017. Parents and students meet their teachers and visit
their classrooms. Teachers share information regarding their overall classroom
structure curriculum and how parents can be engaged in their children’s academics
at school as well as at home. Parents also receive information regarding
transportation and Parent/Teacher/Student COMPACTS and School Policy are
both available for review and parents are encouraged to make changes if needed.
III. Title I Annual Meeting, September 28, 2017
Parents are presented with information regarding Title 1 requirements and what it
means to be a Title I school. After the adjournment of the Title I Annual Parent
Meeting, a separate Curriculum Meeting gives parents the opportunity to visit
classrooms to receive a current update of their child(ren) regarding their academic
and social learning and offer a plethora of ways to help at home.
-The School-Parent-Teacher Compact/Agreement is developed and/or reviewed at the end of the previous school year and parents are asked for their comments and a draft is presented and voted on for approval at the Title I Annual Parent Meeting.
IV. Involving Parents in an organized, ongoing and Timely Way
Progress reports will be provided to parents three times during each quarter.
Parenting education sessions will also be conducted throughout the school year to
share ways to assist parents and teachers to work together as partners. Parents
will be asked for their suggestions or recommendations at all meetings.
Connect 5: Parents are contacted with an automated telephone call with
announcements about important upcoming events. Messages are sent out every
V. Timely Communication Information
Parents will receive information on a regular basis through the weekly Thursday
packets, grade level Curriculum Nights, Parent Resource Center and quarterly
report cards. Parent’s questions and concerns will be addressed at each session
throughout the school year.
- Weekly Thursday Folders: Teacher reports, newsletters, special announcements, etc are sent home each week in the Thursday Folder. Parents are asked to review and sign that they have reviewed contents.
- Student/Parent Assistant: For parents with children in grades 3-5. The program provides parents with access to student progress reports.
- Ensuring that Information is Understandable: Due to our diverse population, it is imperative that information interpreted by for our parents. Interpreters are available throughout the day to assist as needed. They are also available for after-school activities and conferences. Information sent home is in both English and Spanish.