Parent and Family Engagement Policy

Angus Valley Elementary

Principal Angela Hobson

Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy

Welcome to Angus Valley Elementary! We are very excited to begin a new year with your child and want to encourage you to become very involved in your child’s educational process. Our school is dedicated to the philosophy that parent and family engagement is integral to the success of each student.  A strong partnership between the school and home is essential if a quality educational program is to be provided to all Angus Valley students. Consequently, parents and interested community members are actively recruited to work as partners toward the academic success of our students.  At Angus Valley, all of our teachers and staff are highly qualified and continue to attend professional development activities that aid in helping our students become successful academically, socially, and emotionally.  

Angus Valley Elementary will put into operation programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents consistent with Section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Those programs, activities, and procedures will be planned and operated with meaningful consultation with parents of participating children.

  • The Title I Committee will consist of school personnel, parents, and community stakeholders. The committee will be responsible for writing and revising the Parent and Family Engagement Policy, as needed, or at a minimum of once a year.  This policy will be posted on the Angus Valley website, included in each student’s agenda, and available on site for all parents and community members to review.

  • The school will conduct a community “Back to School/Meet the Teacher/Title I Annual Parent Information Night” providing space for community organizations to present information on resources providing support in the surrounding neighborhood, informing parents of opportunities to become involved in the school, providing parents with information and explanations of essential skills for success, explaining academic assessments used to measure progress, sharing expectations of student behavior and procedures, and introducing staff to parents and guardians.  

  • A Parent/Student/Teacher/Principal Compact will be signed in the fall by the parent, student, teacher, and principal outlining the responsibility of each partner.

  • The school will provide parents with a copy of their child’s Academic Progress Plan (APP), if applicable.

  • The school will regularly inform parents of specific strategies to assist their child’s learning. This may be done through         Title I Reading/Family Nights, emails, daily agendas, letters, special conferences, parent meetings, newsletters, telephone calls, and website notices (district wide, school wide, grade level, and specific teachers).

  • The school will provide correspondence explaining Title I services and contact information for Title I staff.

  • The school will regularly inform parents of information relating to school meetings, parent programs, and associated activities, including Parents’ Right-To-Know information.

  • The school will create a Parent/Volunteer Roster supplied, updated, and maintained by the PTO.

  • The school will encourage parent and family engagement through participation in the school’s Title I Reading/Family Nights and other scheduled activities throughout the school year.

  • The school will provide parents with timely student assessment data from grade-appropriate measurements and communicate any concerns relating to progress as soon as possible.  

  • The school will recruit parents for engagement in professional development opportunities, conferences, committees, and other related activities designed to enhance the role of parents in supporting the educational needs of their child.

  • The school will 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 an understandable format, as required under Section 1111 of the ESEA.  

  • A school report card will be distributed to each family.

  • The school will provide access to staff and administrators in a timely manner. 

  • Some of the activities we offer for our parents include, but are not limited to: two Parent-Teacher Conferences, two Parent Information Nights, Grade Level Programs and Team Meetings, Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), Book Fairs (Donuts for Dads, Muffins for Moms, Grandparent Visits), Miracle Mile Marathon, Title I Committee Meetings, Fifth Grade Camp, Healthy and Safe School Committee Meetings, two Parent Title I Nights, Accelerated Reader (AR) Program, Friday Morning Sandite Salute Assemblies, Angus Student-Performing Showcases, Special Olympics, Grandparent’s Day, Parent-Teacher Tutoring, Veteran’s Day Celebration, and Community Projects, among others.

Our faculty also has many ways in which to communicate regularly with parents. Some of our forms of communication include: School Messenger (District Phone System), School Connect (District App with current activities), Weekly Teacher Newsletters, Monthly Principal Newsletters, Weekly Event Flyers, District Website, School Website, Kindergarten through 5th Grade Agendas, Peachjar (flyers sent through email), and School Marque.