Parent Involvement Organizations

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Carbon County School District One's Parent and Family Engagement Goals:

-Strengthen Family-School Connections

-Engage Parents in Children's Learning

-Improve Student Academic and Social Learning



How can Solid Foundation help our school community and involve parents?

Parents are a child’s first and most influential teacher. Ask any teacher what accounts for

students’ success in school, apart from the quality of instruction, and they will invariably say that

parents matter most. They are right. Research also tells us that the relationships between

parents and children, the encouragement and discipline students receive at home, powerfully

affect school learning.

 Solid Foundation can help a school community increase the ways that parents are involved as

well as the level of parental involvement. Strategies suggested through this process encourage

meaningful communication between home and school; engage parents to take an active role in

their children's learning and participate in their children's education at school. Parents and

teachers sit side-by-side, as full partners in decision-making, to assist in the education of the school community's children.


How does Solid Foundation ensure success and support continuous improvement?

In the second year of the process, the action plan is implemented. Activities at school provide

opportunities for effective parent involvement with student learning, and enhanced parent-school

communication. Refreshed school policies that work to engage and involve parents with

the school staff to ensure the success of students in school and beyond are introduced. Parent

contribution to student learning through activities at home and in the community are

acknowledged. A solid foundation has been laid----and a school community is united toward

their site-specific goals for success.

 In the third year, the cycle begins again. A new needs assessment process allows the team to

review what has been accomplished to improve student achievement through increased parent

engagement. It is a time to recognize and celebrate the good things that have been

accomplished while activating a new and continuous plan for improvement. The solid

foundation of student achievement through effective parent involvement utilizing a team

approach is secure. The team will continue to monitor its progress and refine its goals to reach high levels of success.