School Parent and Family Engagement Policy

The following information is available as a printable PDF for each individual school:

Central Valley Central School District
Title I, Part A School Parent and Family Engagement Policy

Central Valley School District’s elementary and middle schools receive Title I, Part A funding and agree to implement the following school parent and family engagement policy to meet the requirements of section 1116 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This policy outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards. This school parent and family engagement policy is in effect during school year 2017-2018.

School Responsibilities

Harry M. Fisher Elementary School, Barringer Road Elementary School, and Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School will:

Review/Revise/Notify and Distribute this School Parent Involvement Policy

Harry M. Fisher Elementary School, Barringer Road Elementary School, and Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School will meet annually with parents each May to review/revise the School Parent and Family Engagement Policy. Harry M. Fisher Elementary School, Barringer Road Elementary School, and Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School will send a copy of the policy home with each student and post the policy on the school web-page in September of each year. Parent meetings and school events will be posted on the school web-page. Handouts will be sent home with students and automated phone calls to parents will be used to communicate announcements. Upon request, the district will provide alternative formats and translations of this policy.

Annually hold a Title I School Meeting with Parents to:

  • Identify the eligibility/exit criteria for Title I Services
  • Identify how parents will be notified if their child is eligible for Title I services
  • Identify what the Title service will be, the provider, and frequency rate of service.
  • Identify how student progress will be monitored and how parents will be notified
  • Determine how the 1% school building allocation will be used to develop and build parent involvement and participation at Barringer Road Elementary School. Parents will be notified of the September meeting via an automated phone call.

Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards as follows:

Harry M. Fisher Elementary School, Barringer Road Elementary School, and Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School will provide professional development in the common core curriculum to its staff of highly qualified teachers. Harry M. Fisher Elementary School, Barringer Road Elementary School, and Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School will continue to employ highly qualified teaches as required by regulation. Parents will be notified annually via the website and a letter of their right to request their child’s teacher and paraprofessional’s qualifications as allowed by regulation. In addition, the school will provide training for teaching assistants and aides designed to improve classroom management and instructional skills. The school will also provide educational links to parents and staff via the district webpage. The school references the NYSED website Engage NY as a parent resource to understand the curriculum. The school hosts an annual Open House to allow parents to meet their child’s teacher and to discuss classroom topics.

Hold parent-teacher conferences (at least annually in elementary schools) during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.

Harry M. Fisher Elementary School’s, Barringer Road Elementary School’s, and Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School’s scheduled parent conference dates are held in the fall. In addition, parent conferences are scheduled at the request of the parent, teacher, school psychologist, Child Study Team, Committee on Special Education Chair, or principal throughout the school year.

Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.

Harry M. Fisher Elementary School, Barringer Road Elementary School, and Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School issue report cards every ten weeks. These documents are prepared by classroom teachers. Progress reports may be issued at the five week mark or as needed. Title I AIS teachers issue progress reports every five weeks. In addition, the Harry M. Fisher Elementary School and Barringer Road Elementary School  newsletters will discuss curriculum, testing, and classroom content. Teachers utilize phone calls, e-mail, letter/ newsletters, electronic apps (Dojo), texting, parent communication logs and meetings to communicate and are available for parent conferences during and after school. At Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School, teachers publish informational letters that discuss curriculum, testing, and classroom content.

Provide parents reasonable access to staff.

Harry M. Fisher Elementary School, Barringer Road Elementary School, and Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School provide parent conferences available during the day to fit parental scheduling needs. Parents can contact teachers directly through voice message, note, letter, e-mail and when applicable and app to schedule a parent conference in person or by phone. In addition, social workers, school psychologists and administrators are available to provide responses to inquires.

Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities.

Harry M. Fisher Elementary School, Barringer Road Elementary School, and Gregory B. Jarvis Middle School encourage parents to volunteer to chaperone fieldtrips and assist in the classroom for special events. Parents may also discuss their child’s classroom activities with his/her teacher to gain insight into instructional techniques used to teach the curriculum. Parents must agree to abide by all district policies and permission must be obtained by the principal before volunteer activities ensue. Parents are also encouraged to join their school’s parent teacher organization or association.

Parent Responsibilities

We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:

  • Monitoring attendance.
  • Making sure that homework is completed.
  • Attending parent conferences and other scheduled meetings
  • Monitoring amounts of television and electronic gaming my child watches/plays.
  • Volunteering for special events in my child’s classroom.
  • Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my children’s education.
  • Promoting positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.
  • Staying informed about my child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by my child or by mail and responding, as appropriate.
  • Serving, to the extent possible, on policy advisory groups, such as being the Title I, Part A parent representative on the school’s School Improvement Team (if applicable), the Title I Policy Advisory Committee, the District wide Policy Advisory Council, the State’s Committee of Practitioners, the School Support Team or other school advisory or policy groups.

Student Responsibilities

We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State’s high standards. Specifically, we will:

  • Do my homework every day and ask for help when I need to.
  • Read every day outside of school time (grades PK-1 at least 15 minutes, grades 2-8 at least 30 minutes).
  • Give to my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare all notices and information received by me from my school every day.
  • Limit the amount of time I spend watching TV and playing electronic games.