Family Engagement

Family Engagement

USV Parent and Family Engagement Policy 2018/2019

In support of strengthening student academic achievement, Upper Scioto Valley Elementary/MS

receives Title I, Part A funds and must jointly develop with, agree upon with, and distribute to parents and family members of participating children a written parent and family engagement policy that contains information required by section 1116(b) and (c) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The policy establishes the school’s expectations for parent and family engagement and describes how the school will implement a number of specific parent and family engagement activities, and it is incorporated into the school’s plan submitted to the district.

Upper Scioto Valley Elementary/MS agrees to implement the following requirements as outlined by Section 1116:

 = Involve parents, in an organized, ongoing and timely way, in the planning, review and improvement of programs under Title I, Part A, including the planning, review and improvement of the school parent and family engagement policy.

= Update the school parent and family engagement policy periodically to meet the changing needs of parents and the school, distribute it to the parents of participating children and make the parent and family engagement policy available to the local community on the school website and in writing when requested.

= Provide full opportunities, to the extent practicable, for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports required under Section 1111 of ESSA in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request and, to the extent practicable, in a language parents understand.

= If the schoolwide program plan under Section 1114(b) of ESSA is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children meetings will be scheduled to adjust or explain the plan as needed.

= Be governed by the following statutory definition of parent and family engagement and carry out programs, activities and procedures in accordance with this definition:

 Parent and family engagement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring:

§ Parents play an integral role in assisting their children’s learning;

§ Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their children’s education at school;

            § Parents are full partners in their children’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their children
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