Parent Involvement Organizations
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.