Parent and Family Engagement

  • Parent's Right to Know, Parent and Family Engagement, and School Compact and Parent and Family Engagement

    As a parent of a student enrolled at a Title I school, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers and instructional assistants who work with your child.  Federal law allows you to ask for the following information about your child's classroom teachers and requires the District to give you this information in a timely manner:

    • whether the teacher is certified to teach the subjects and/or grade levels the teacher is teaching, 
    • whether the teacher's certificate is a waiver or substandard certificate 
    • the teacher's academic major, graduate degrees, if any, and 
    • the teacher's certification area. 

    If you would like to receive this information, please call the Personnel Department at 981-1024.

    Parent and Family Engagement

    Parent and Family Engagement is an integral part of the Title I program.  Parents are encouraged to become partners in helping their children achieve and become actively involved in all aspects of the process of the Title I program, from the writing of the plan to its implementation and evaluation.

    A strong connection between the home and school is a key element in student success. Materials, strategies, and help from teachers are available to all parents within a Title I school.  Opportunities for active parent participation should include, but not be limited to open house, parent and family engagement workshops, school-parent compacts, home visitation, parent-teacher organizations, conferences, monthly newsletters, and more.

    The Title I legislation requires schools to utilize a portion of their Title I funds to support parent and family engagement.  Parents should contact the school principal with any comments or suggestions regarding the school's Parent and Family Engagement expenditures.

    ParentSMART on behalf of Rock Hill School District embraces a mission, which states that working together with student, home & community, ensures that all students have the skills, knowledge & desire to become lifelong learners & succeed in a changing world. Because adults can enable students to fulfill their potential by developing positive relationships with them, it therefore is the philosophy of the district that a parent is the child's most important teacher. Families need empowerment to develop greater skills. The Parent Education Partnership will provide leadership, education & support for the implementation of quality programs that enable families to become their child’s best first teacher. 

    For additional information please visit:  ParentSMART -http://ps.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/

     

    Parent and Family Engagement Policy and School-Parent Compact

    Each Title I school is required to ask for input from parents regarding the development of a Parent and Family Engagement policy and a school-parent compact.

    The Parent and Family Engagement policy explains how the school plans to work with parents to review and improve parent and family engagement programs and describes how parents can participate in planning these programs.

    The school-parent compact outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the way in which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the State's high standards.

    Title I Local Educational Agency Plan - LEA Parent and Family Engagement Policy 

    Parent and Family Engagement 2018-19

    Title I Parent Teacher Specialists

    As Parent/Teacher Specialists, Linda Crute and Michelle Began, serve the nine Title I schools by offering parenting services designed to help parents help their children. The nine Title I schools for 2018-2019 are Belleview Elementary, Palmetto School @ Children’s Attention Home, Ebenezer Elementary, Finley Road Elementary, Independence Elementary, Northside Elementary School of the Arts, Oakdale Elementary, Rosewood Elementary and York Road Elementary. Workshop topics include multiplication/division, math games for kids, nutrition, involving fathers in reading, successful parent/teacher conferences, summer learning, single parenting, and more. If any assistance is needed, please contact us at:

    Linda Crute
    Title I Parent Teacher Educator
    985-3017
    lcrute@rhmail.org

    Michelle Began
    Title I Parent Teacher Educator
    985-3017
    MBegan@rhmail.org

    The website, www.scfriendlystandards.org, provides information for the 2018-19 school year for four content areas: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Guides are available in grades K-12 and are provided in English and Spanish. Each section includes suggested activities to reinforce and support a child’s learning outside of school as well as suggested books for additional reading and websites.

    Guide for Parents - http://www.eoc.sc.gov/informationforfamilies/familystandards/Pages/default.aspx

    SC Education Oversight Committee 

    Title I Parent Teacher Specialist Workshops 2018-2019

    Title I Family Engagement Sessions for 2018-19