Plan de participación de los padres y la familia (Spanish Version)
Working Together – A School-Parent Compact
A child’s education succeeds best when there is a strong partnership between home and school, a partnership that thrives on communication.
The school will:
- Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables each student to meet Texas academic achievement standards according to the expectations set by the student’s Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee.
- Hold Parent-Teacher conferences during the annual Family Day, or at other times requested by the parent, during which elements of this compact will be discussed as related to student achievement.
- Provide parents opportunities to volunteer in their child’s class and to observe classroom activities. Parents may contact their child’s Assistant Principal to schedule times to volunteer or observe in class and the Residential Director to volunteer or observe in dormitories.
Your involvement in this partnership may include:
- Encouraging your child to put a high priority on education and working with your child to make the most of the educational opportunities the school provides.
- Becoming familiar with your child’s school activities and with the academic programs offered by the school. Discuss with your child’s teacher/advisor or school counselor any questions you may have about the options and opportunities available to your child. Monitor your child’s academic progress and contact teachers as needed.
- Attending scheduled conferences and requesting additional conferences as needed. To schedule a telephone or in-person conference with a teacher, residential instructor, school counselor, or principal, please call or email the staff member or call the school office at 512-206-9167.
- Contacting your child’s teacher or the school counselor if you are concerned with your child’s emotional or mental well-being.
- Becoming a volunteer. Parents may contact their child’s Assistant Principal to schedule times to volunteer or observe in class and the Residential Director to volunteer or observe in dormitories.
- Participating in events of the school’s family organization, Family Lynx.
- Offering to serve on the school’s planning committee, the Instructional Planning Council, assisting with the development of educational goals to improve student achievement. For further information, contact the Principal.
- Offering to serve on the School Health Advisory Council, assisting the school in ensuring that community values are reflected in health education instruction. For further information, contact the Principal.
- Attending Board meetings to learn more about school operations.
Parent Notice – Title I Federal Grant Programs
The school accepts Title I federal grant funds for improving basic programs to enable all students to meet Texas academic achievement standards according to the expectations set by each student’s Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee. The funds, authorized by Public Law 107-110, support the school in implementing a school-wide program of services that are included in TSBVI’s Annual Improvement Plan and may be consolidated with funds from other federal, state, and local sources. All parents will be mailed a copy of the school’s Annual Report and will be invited by mail to the annual meetings of the Instructional Planning Council and Board when the Annual Improvement Plan progress is reviewed and plans for improvement are discussed.
Parent Involvement Policy
The school’s Title I Program, in coordination with the development of the school’s Annual Improvement Plan, shall be planned and implemented with meaningful consultation with parents. This consultation shall be organized, ongoing, and timely in relation to decisions about the plan. The school shall:
- Convene an annual meeting, to which all parents are invited, to inform parents of the school’s programs and of the parent’s rights to be involved.
- Offer multiple meeting times: the annual meetings of the Instructional Planning Council and Board when Annual Improvement Plan progress is reviewed and plans for improvement are discussed.
- Involve parents in an organized, ongoing and timely way in the planning, review and improvement of programs.
- Provide parents of participating students:
- Timely information about programs (ongoing communication with teachers and residential instructors, Wildcat Times newsletter and Annual Report).
- School performance profiles (Annual Report) and students’ individual assessment results (STAAR and individual evaluations).
- A description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet (Parent and Student Handbook).
- If the parents desire, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions, share experiences with other parents, and participate in decisions relating to the education of their children (Family Lynx organization, events sponsored by TSBVI Outreach, and ARD Committee meetings);
- A copy of the policy with opportunity for feedback with the annual parent survey; and
- Timely responses to parents’ suggestions.
Ongoing Assessment of Parent Involvement Policy and Initiatives
The assessment opportunities below will allow the school to annually evaluate, with the involvement of parents, the effectiveness of parent involvement initiatives and the level of responsiveness to parents’ concerns.
Examples of assessment opportunities include but are not limited to:
- Responses to the annual parent survey, including review and evaluation of the Parent Involvement Policy
- Attendance at the annual Family Day parent-teacher conferences
- Attendance at Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Committee meetings
- Attendance at annual meetings of the Instructional Planning Council and Board to review, plan and develop the Annual Improvement Plan