In acknowledging the vital role of parental involvement in student achievement, the F. J. DeLaine Elementary School has developed the following Parent Involvement Policy

  • Parents will be invited on an annual basis to participate in the planning, review and improvement of this Parent Involvement Policy.  The plan will be made available to the local community and updated periodically to meet the changing needs of our parents and the school.
  • Early in each school year, the school will hold an annual meeting to inform parents of F. J. DeLaine Elementary School’s participation in the Title I program.  During this meeting, parents will be informed of the requirements of the program and their right to be involved.
  • To assist with their involvement in our program, parent meetings related to Title I as well as parent conferences will be held at different times during the day.  Title I funds may also be used to pay reasonable and necessary expenses associated with participation in school activities, including transportation, childcare or home visit expenses so that parents may fully participate in school-related meetings and training sessions.
  • As part of the Title I process, parents may participate as members of the Title I Planning Team.  As a member of this team, parents will review performance measures such as test score, identify strengths and challenges of the school, prioritize the needs of the school, and develop a plan to address those needs.  Parents may also participate in periodic meetings to review and improve F. J. DeLaine Elementary School’s Title I school-wide program.
  • To keep parents informed of the activities and progress of F. J. DeLaine Elementary School (via school communications, such as newsletters, progress reports, parent conferences, website, etc.).
  • A description and explanation of the curriculum in use at F. J. DeLaine Elementary School may also be found with the Curriculum Coach.  Student progress will be measured quarterly to determine student growth.  Students at F. J. DeLaine Elementary School are expected to meet a proficiency level of above average.
  • F. J. DeLaine Elementary School will provide periodic workshops and send home helpful handouts to assist parents in understanding the State’s academic content, standards, and student achievement standards, interpreting local academic assessments, provide useful information on the best ways to monitor progress and work with teachers to improve the achievement of their children.
  • Workshops and other training materials will also be provided to help parents work with their children to improve their achievement, such as literacy training and using technology.
  • Parents may also participate in providing suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions related to the education of their children.  These suggestions may be made at:  (scheduled meetings, suggestion box, and open door), and the school will respond by letter, phone call or newsletter as soon as practicably possible.
  • Finally, as a community school, parents, students and the entire staff of F. J. DeLaine Elementary School will develop, distribute and sign a School-Parent Compact outlining the role of each participant and acknowledging their agreement and responsibility for improved student achievement at F. J. DeLaine Elementary School.