Academic Parent Involvement Policy
Statement of Purpose
Parent involvement is fundamental and necessary. This involvement determines the influence towards the academic success of every student in the Tucson Unified School District. It is also a valuable component of the new law (No Child Left Behind). This policy was created by a representative group of parents seeking a constructive partnership between the district and parents that provides for two-way communication and fosters educational support for students and parents.
 
ANNUAL TITLE 1 MEETING
At the beginning of each school year, schools and families should meet and share Title 1 budget information of the present year. Taking the responsibility to give truthful information and answer questions to clarify doubts from any member. This information will be available for families that come into the school throughout the school year.

Open House – TBA
 
ANNUAL EVALUATION
Each school in conjunction with the families have the responsibility to verify quarterly that the people responsible for promoting the parent involvement plan is working towards the programmed objectives.
 
FLEXIBLE MEETING TIMES AND LOCATIONS
School personnel will provide a variety of meeting times and locations for the mentioned activities, as requested, to serve all families.
 
BUILDING OF PARENTAL CAPACITY
Lynn/Urquides will provide parents opportunities to attend informational activities.

Parenting
Help parents understand the educational process and their role in supporting student achievement. Provide an opportunity for parents to learn about the course of study for their children and review learning materials.

Communication
Provide communication between school and home that is regular, two-way and meaningful. Each school will support all families when they need to express themselves in their native language, carrying out the translations in English, thus giving equal participation to all the parents in the different scenarios. Each school will establish expectations on parent involvement, and provide list of expectations to the families through the parent/student compact.

Volunteering
Each school will inform all families of the minimum participation required cooperating with the academic development of their children. Tucson Unified School district will provide teamwork alternatives for the families who cannot come to school during regular hours.

Learning at Home
Inform parents about grade level expectations to include grade level Standards and Performance Objectives. This information should be shared with students. Inform parents of policies regarding homework, discipline, attendance and other issues of importance to students, parents and the school. Provide opportunities for parents to be informed about their student's progress toward attaining proficiency on state and district academic standards. Information will explain how the student's progress will be measured and how parents will be informed of such progress.

Decision Making
Consult with and encourage parents to share in school planning and in the setting of objectives through school committees and school council. Encourage formal organizations for parents at each school.

Collaborating with the Community
In partnership with the parents, seek community resources to strengthen school programs.
English Language Learners (ELL's)
Information for Educators and Families of English Language Learners (ELL's)/ Información, actividades y asesoría para padres de familia que hablan español
Colorín Colorado
Para una excelente fuente de información para el padre bilingüe/hispano
 
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