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Parent Involvement Plan

Parent Involvement Plan

Three decades of research have shown that when schools work together with families to support learning, children are inclined to succeed not just in school but throughout life. River Mill Academy believes that learning can best take place when there is shared effort, interest, and commitment among students, parents, and staff. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, serves as a means for helping students throughout the country achieve challenging academic standards. The NCLB Act promotes the formation of new partnerships, particularly home-school partnerships, to help address more completely the full range of student needs that impact learning. The goal of this parent involvement is to support in a more consistent and effective manner those things already in practice as well as to generate new ways of strengthening the partnership between school and home.

At River Mill Academy, the partnership between school and home will be supported by:

  • convening an annual meeting in the school to provide information to parents about the school and available programs
  • offering a flexible number of meetings, workshops, and parent conferences that assist parents in improving their children’s achievement
  • providing opportunities for all parents to participate in school activities, including parents with disabilities and limited English proficiency
  • involving parents in a organized, ongoing, and timely way in the planning, review, and evaluation of programs
  • having all parties involved sign a Principal/Teacher/Parent/Student Agreement stating how each will contribute to ensuring the student’s achievement
  • assisting parents in understanding state academic content, the North Carolina Accountability Program, state and local assessments, and student performance standards
  • communicating clearly and frequently with parents about school polices, programs, and their own children
  • educating school personnel in the value of contributions of parents and in how to communicate with and build ties between the parent and the school