Parental Involvement Guidelines

A child’s education is a responsibility shared by the school and family.  To support the goals of the school to educate all students effectively, the school staff and parents must work as knowledgeable partners.  The efforts will be comprehensive and coordinated in nature and will include, but not be limited to, the following;

Communication: Parents will be encouraged to establish and maintain close contact with the school.  Staff will keep parents informed of their child’s progress and concerns by sending notes home, e-mail, telephone calls, conferences, progress reports, and report cards.  Parents are encouraged to check the John Stark Regional High School Powerschool website for additional information on their child’s progress.   In addition, school, class, and Title 1 newsletters will be used to inform parents of events and programs.

Parents Information Nights: These may include a Fall Back to School/class visitation, and/or Title 1 Parent Nights.

How can parents support literacy at home?

Parents play a key role in developing their child’s reading skills.  Here are some tips to help your child at home:

  • Model positive reading attitudes at home,
  • Have children re-read familiar stories so they can practice fluency and rate,
  • Read and follow directions in manuals and recipe books,
  • Read and write letters together,
  • Read travel brochures/maps together,
  • Read aloud something of interest from the newspaper, or talk about a story which really fascinates you,
  • Continue to read aloud as a regular routine in your home,
  • Show your child the process by which you select books- the use of the title, the cover, the back cover blurb, or skimming or scanning a book,
  • Provide you child with the time, space and materials necessary to complete homework,
  • Talk with the classroom teachers on a regular basis to get up-to-date information about your child’s progress and ideas for supporting literacy at home.