System Level Parent & Family Engagement Plan
Parental 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 that: Parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning. Parents are encouraged to be actively engaged in their child’s education at school. Parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child. The carrying out of other activities, such as those described in ESSA.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
Some opportunities for parental and family engagement include parent workshops, parent advisory committees, school council, PTO, parent volunteers, school planning meetings and parent-teacher conferences.
PARENT ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR
Social Circle Primary and Social Circle Elementary Schools share a parent engagement coordinator that coordinates parent activities. For more information, contact your child’s school. If you have any comments or suggestions, always feel free to contact PEC. This coordinator will take your feedback to the leadership team of the school and will provide helpful tips to school staff.
Every year students, parents, and school staff sign a compact or agreement. This compact outlines how parents, the entire school staff and students will share the responsibility for improved student achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the state’s high standards. This compact is revised with parent input at the end of each school year and then distributed to all parents to be signed at the beginning of the next school year.
PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT POLICY
The purpose of the school parent and family engagement policy is to ensure that strong strategies are in place to build the capacity of parents, to engage parents in an effective partnership with the school and to share and support high student academic achievement. The school and parents must jointly develop and agree on the policy. It is revised every year to meet 1 the changing needs of parents. Finally, the policy is distributed to parents in multiple ways. The school district also has a district parent and family engagement policy. It is revised every year and a copy of this document is also distributed to parents in multiple ways.
At the beginning and end of the school year, schools distribute a parent questionnaire through printed copies or online. The results of this survey are used to review the effectiveness of parent activities. Feedback from these surveys is very important. The school parent and family engagement policy and school activities are developed from feedback parents give on these surveys.
PARENT RESOURCE CENTERS
At each of the primary and Elementary schools parent resource centers available for your use to support you and the education of your children. The goal of all of the parent resource centers is to share the benefits of parent and family engagement and take advantage of available services that lead to the academic success of children. You can contact the PEC at each of these schools or visit the centers daily during school hours.
For more information contact:
- Director of Federal Programs & Student Services, Dr. Juanasha Watkins, at email@example.com or 770-464-2731
- Parent Engagement Coordinator Mrs. Yolondias Colquitt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-464-1411 or 770-464-2664