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Zillah Intermediate School                                                                                                                              

Parent Involvement Plan

Paula Dasso, Principal

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509-829-5555

 

This plan has been developed to support Zillah School District: Engage families and the community in supporting the instructional focus and student attendance.

 

1. Annual Meeting: An annual meeting will take place at Zillah Intermediate School to inform parents of the Parent Involvement Plan.

  a. This meeting will occur in the evening so that parents will be able to attend.

  b. It will be held in September or prior to the beginning of the academic school year.

  c. Items to be shared:

    i) Student/teacher/parent handbook

    ii) Methods of communication to be used throughout the year

    iii) Activities on the calendar for upcoming year

    iv) Input for activities

2. Methods of Involving Parents: this section includes the different ways that parents have to be involved in their students’ education.

  a. Parent-Teacher conferences

  b. Volunteer in classrooms

  c. Math, Library, and similar nights

  d. Parent Teacher Association

3. What the school will provide for parents:

  a. Timely information about programs

  b. Explanation of curriculum used in school

  c. Forms of assessment

  d. Proficiency levels students are expected to attain:

4. Shared responsibilities for student success:

  a. Shared responsibility for improvement of student achievement

  b. Monitoring attendance

  c. Monitoring homework completion

  d. Monitoring television watching

  e. Volunteering in their child's classroom when appropriate

  f. Participating in activities with child when appropriate

  g. Monitoring positive use of child's extracurricular time

  h. Maintaining communication between school and parents on an ongoing basis

  i. Parent teacher conferences

  j. Frequent reports on children's progress

  k. Reasonable access to staff

5. To build capacity for parental involvement Zillah Intermediate:

  a. Will provide assistance to parents served as approprieate to understand:

    i) State academic achievement standards

    ii) State assessment standards

    iii) State assessments

    iv) How to monitor student progress and work with educators in that monitoring

  b. Will provide training opportunities to help parents improve their student's achievement when appropriate in areas such as:

    i) Literacy

    ii) Technology

  c. Will educate staff, in the value and utility of the contributions of parents AND educate staff in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners.

  d. Will ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents of eligible students in a format that the parents are able to understand.

  e. May support local parental involvement activities, including childcare, translation, or transportation of students, to enable parent involvement in school activities.

  f. May arrange flexible meeting times for staff and parents in order to maximize parental involvement and participation.

  g. May adopt and implement model approaches to improving parental involvement.

Zillah Intermediate strategies and activities for parent involvement are delineated in the following list (A-F) and table.

     Parent Involvement

          A.  Interdisciplinary Teams scheduled to make presentations at PTSA Meetings

          B.  Parent conferences for all students in the fall and spring

          C.  Parent/Teacher/Student Contracts for students at risk of failure

          D.  Newsletters

          E.  Develop strategies to make every parent comfortable entering school site

              --Front Desk

              --Front Door

          F.  State Assessment Night

              --Tips for Parents

              --How to help your child succeed

Parent Involvement

Activity

When

Who

WASL Nights

Spring

Teams/Principal./Counselors

Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences

Fall/Spring ~Oct./March

All staff/admin.

Migrant Parent Meetings

Quarterly

District/Migrant Coordinator

Parent Classroom Volunteers

Ongoing

Teams

Open House

Prior to first day

All Staff / Students