Parental Involvement Plan

Booneville Jr. High School

Parental Involvement Plan

 

2015-2016

Mission Statement

The mission of the Booneville Junior High School is to educate all students in an environment that emphasizes responsible citizenship and academic excellence.

Booneville Jr. High School

Parent Involvement Plan Committee

2015-2016

Beth Miesner ………………...………......Building Facilitator

Scotty Pierce………………………….…..Administrator

Brittany Tucker……………………………Teacher Representative

Rachael May…………………….……......Teacher Representative

Candy Goff ………..……………….……..Parent Representative            

Tiffany Woodhull ……………….………...Parent Representative

Angela Rhodes……………………...........Parent Representative

Natalie Dupree…………………..………..Parent Representative

Parental Involvement Plan                                                         

Booneville Junior High School recognizes that a child’s education is a responsibility shared by the school and family during the entire time the child spends in school. To support the goal of the schools to educate all students effectively, the schools and parents must work as knowledgeable partners. Parents are an integral component of a school’s ability to provide for the educational success of their children. The school endeavors to meet the diverse cultural and language needs of parents and children. Booneville Jr. High School acknowledges that engaging parents is essential to improve student achievement and our school is committed to fostering and supporting active parental involvement.

In response to this commitment to active parental involvement and in compliance with the legal requirements of Act 603 of 2003 and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Booneville Junior High School establishes the following parental involvement plan:

The Booneville Junior High School Parent Involvement Plan, established in collaboration with parents, includes programs and practices that enhance parental involvement and reflects the specific needs of students and their families.

The Parental Involvement Plan involves parents of students of all grade levels in a variety of roles. The plan recognizes that communication between home and school should be two-way, and meaningful. To encourage this communication, Booneville Jr. High School has made available a Parental Involvement Packet that is appropriate for the age and grade of each student. The packet will describe the parental involvement program. It will explain the role of the parent, student, teacher, and school and dates for events and ways for the parents to become involved in the school and their child’s education. This information will be posted on the Jr. High School webpage and will include the school calendar, upcoming events, and other information helpful to the Jr. High School parents.

To encourage communication with parents, Booneville Jr. High School schedules two parent teacher conferences per year. These conferences are scheduled near mid-quarter of each semester of the school year. Parents will also be provided an access code to view their student’s grades and assignments online through the Home Access Center. Teacher emails will also be available on the school website so parents may contact the teachers directly. Parents can follow us on Twitter and Facebook or go to the Booneville School website to see school information on all school activities.

To promote and support responsible parenting, Booneville Jr. High School will purchase books, magazines, DVD’s and other informative material regarding responsible parenting through the school library. These materials will be advertised and made available through the parent center. Parents will have an opportunity to borrow the materials for review. The Parent Center is located in the guidance office and school library, which are open to parents 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the school year and by appointment during the summer vacation. The Parent Center is a program designed to encourage, enrich, and support parents in their efforts to be more involved in their child’s education. In addition to learning materials for students, the center has learning materials for parents that will enhance and support parenting skills. A library of books and videos is available. Booneville Jr. High School will sponsor an Open House Parent Night. Topics that will be covered are:

1. Important information is on the school website.

2. What students will be learning in the classroom.

3. Important dates – progress reports, record cards and parent/teacher conferences.

4. How students will be accessed.

5. How to improve student’s school experiences make a difference in their child’s education, and volunteer opportunities for parents.

6. Resources available through counseling and from the community.

7.  Time for Questions and Suggestions.

Booneville Jr. High School will compile a volunteer resource book, listing the interests and availability of volunteers for school staff members’ use. The resource book will help match volunteers with school and club organizations. Parents will be given a “Volunteer” form in the Parent Packet. Forms will also be available through the school office throughout the school year.

To encourage parents to participate as full partners in the decisions that affect their child and family, Booneville Jr. High School will publish the school’s process for resolving parental concerns, including how to define the problem, whom to approach first, and how to develop solutions in the school handbook and on the school website.

Booneville Jr. High School will provide information for the parents of junior high school students on the decisions affecting course selection, career planning, and preparation for post-secondary opportunities. The school counselor will be available to meet with parents and their student as the student prepares their Four Year Plan for High School classes and makes course selections for the upcoming year.

Booneville Jr. High School recognizes that community resources strengthen school programs, family practices, and student learning. To take advantage of community resources, alumni from the school district will be contacted to provide advice and guidance for school improvement.

Booneville Jr. High School will support the development, implementation, and regular evaluation of the program to involve parents in the decisions and practices of the school district using, to the degree possible, the following components:

1. The principal of each school in the district will designate one certified staff member that is willing to serve as a parent facilitator to organize meaningful training for staff and parents promoting and encouraging a welcoming atmosphere to parental involvement in the school. The parent facilitator will also undertake efforts to ensure that parental participation is recognized as an asset to the school. The certified staff serving as a parental facilitator will receive supplement pay for the assigned duties as required by law.

2. Staff development opportunities as required by the State Board of Education’s Standards of Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools will be offered each year. Two hours of professional development opportunities for teachers will be offered each year. The professional development will be designed to enhance understanding of effective parental involvement strategies. The two hours may be included in the required sixty hours of staff development. Three hours of professional development opportunities will be offered to school administrators.

3. The Parental Involvement Plan for Booneville Jr. High will be reviewed and evaluated annually by the Parent Involvement Plan Committee consisting of parents and staff of Booneville Jr. High. Copies of the Parent Involvement Plan will be given to parents during Open House. Comments and suggestions for changes will be encouraged.