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.