Mayo Demonstration School of Science and Technology
Parental Involvement Policy
PART I. PURPOSE
Mayo Demonstration School shall promote parent involvement as mandated by Title I, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and work as equal partners with parents in providing quality learning experiences for every student, every day, without exception.
At Mayo Demonstration School we believe that parent involvement raises the academic achievement level of students. Additionally, parents become empowered, teacher morale improves and communities grow stronger when parents take an active role in educating their children. To this end, Mayo Demonstration School shall involve parents in the education of their children at all grade levels.
PART II. DESCRIPTION OF HOW WE WILL IMPLEMENT SCHOOL-LEVEL PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT POLICY
Mayo Demonstration School will, with the assistance of the district, provide materials and training to help parents work with their children to improve their children’s academic achievement, such as literacy training, math training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement, by incorporating Summer Reading Program, Family Math Night, and Family Literacy Night..
Mayo Demonstration School will, with the assistance of the district and parents, educate its teachers, pupil services personnel, principals and other staff, in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and Schools, by distributing weekly Mayo Message newsletter to inform parents of upcoming events, curriculum updates, volunteer opportunities; updates and emergency notifications via School Messenger, mayo.tulsaschools.org, Facebook, Twitter and parents tours. Mayo will also make available to all parents a Student and Staff Notebook.
Mayo Demonstration School will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities with Head Start, Reading First, Early Reading First, Even Start, Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters and conduct other activities such as providing a parent resource center to encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children. We will do this by: inviting parents to school activities, Mayo Mingle at the beginning of the year, Back to School nights in the fall, Student-Led Conferences in the fall and spring; family curriculum nights; and early-childhood transition activities over the summer.
Mayo Demonstration School will take the following actions to ensure that information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities, is sent to the parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand. Mayo will do this by utilizing the following: Translation to Spanish for parents upon request and use of Language Assistance Line; certified translator on staff
PART III. PLANNING
Mayo Demonstration School of Science and Technology will:
- Convene an annual meeting to explain the Title I program to parents and inform them of their right to be involved in the program.
- Offer a flexible number of meetings (the school may use Title I funds to pay related Expenses, such as child care, transportation or home visits).
- Involve parents in planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs.
- Provide timely information about Title I programs to parents; describe the curricula, the student assessments and proficiency levels students are expected to meet; respond promptly to parent suggestions and provide opportunities for regular meetings where parents can provide input.
- Provide parents with an opportunity to submit dissenting views to the district if a school’s Program is not acceptable to them.
PART IV. ADOPTION
This policy was adopted by the Mayo Demonstration School of Science and Technology on September 10, 2020, and will be in effect for the period of one year. The school will distribute this policy to all parents of participating Title I, Part A children on or before October 10, 2020.
Kenneth S. Joslin
September 10, 2020