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Title I Parent Engagement Policy


Fairforest Middle School

Parent Engagement Policy

2020-2021 School Year



  1. POLICY ENGAGEMENT 

The Parent Engagement Policy is jointly developed with, agreed upon with, and  distributed to, all of the parents of participating children. We will to the extent possible,  provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English  proficiency, parents with disabilities and parents of migratory children, including  providing information and school reports in a language that the parent can understand.  Furthermore, we will coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and  activities at the school level with other federal, state, and district programs. The Parent  Policy will be presented for discussion and approval with parents and the community.  The Policy will be updated as needed and reviewed annually by a team of people – including parents, community members, school and district administrators, and school  faculty and staff members – in order to continuously meet the changing needs of our  parents, students, and the school. 

  1. SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES: PARENT – SCHOOL COMPACT 

The School-Parent Compact, jointly developed with, agreed upon with and distributed to  all parents, will describe how parents, students, and the entire school staff, will share in  the responsibility for high student achievement. A team of people-including parents,  community members, school and district administrators and school faculty and staff-will  annually review the School Compact. 

III. BUILDING CAPACITY FOR INVOLVEMENT/ENGAGEMENT 

To ensure effective involvement/engagement of parents, and to support a partnership  among the parents, community and school to improve student achievement, we will: 

  1. assist parents in understanding SC’s academic and achievement standards by  disseminating pamphlets, hand-outs, parent-teacher conferences, parent workshops,  and Open Houses. 
  2. communicate and monitor a child’s progress by interim report cards, quarterly report  cards, IEP meetings, weekly/monthly telephone calls, parent-teacher conferences,  Star reports, dissemination state assessment information and a letter offering an  explanation. 
  3. assist parents in helping them to improve achievement of their children through  parent meetings, adult education, newsletter that provide activities and suggestions.
  4. educate teachers and other staff members, with the assistance of parents, in reaching  out to, communicating with, and working with parents through PTO, SIC,  conferences, workshops, and staff development. 
  5. send information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities  to the parents in a format and language they can understand through school  messenger, social media pages, paper flyers, PTO meetings, school improvement  council, school calendar, and family parent/student handbook. 
  6. provide opportunities for parents to communicate with the school through open door  policy to meet with principal and/or teachers, and parenting workshops. 

**** If at any time you would like to provide the school with suggestions on how we can better  involve parents, please do not hesitate to contact us. You may send comments/questions directly  to Darrell Belgrave via email (belgrada@spart6.org), note, and/or phone call (864-576-1270).