The purpose of parent involvement is to
promote a school-home partnership that will help all students on our campus
succeed. Everyone gains if school and home work together to promote high
achievement for our children.
Travis recognizes that some students
may need the extra assistance available through the Title I program, as well as
other programs, to reach these goals. Travis intends to include parents in
all aspects of the district’s Title I Program and Parental Involvement Policy. The
goal is school-home partnerships that will help all students at Travis succeed.
Travis and the ECISD Administration
will provide support and training to teachers to promote parent involvement
activities. In order to build a dynamic home-school
partnership, Travis Elementary, with cooperation of the district support, will
provide the following:
• An annual meeting where parents will
learn about the requirements of the school’s Title I program, and be given an
opportunity to become involved with their child’s education. A letter will be
sent to each child’s parents, informing them of the opportunity.
• Parent meetings and conferences held
at different times during the day to accommodate the needs of the parents.
Communications with parents will be in a format and a language that they can
• Travis will ensure consistent
communication through the utilization of our campus website, student planners
(agendas) in 3rd-5th grade and Student Homework Folders
in Kinder-2nd grade.
• A description and explanation of the
curriculum used, the forms of academic assessments used to measure student progress
(benchmarks, TPRI, etc.), and proficiency levels that students are expected to
meet, will be provided to parents through a letter or conference.
• Assistance to parents in
understanding the state’s academic content standards, known as the Texas Essential
Knowledge and Skills and the state achievement testing (STAAR), will be
communicated through parent and school meetings.
• A school-parent compact designed by
parents and school staff that outlines how parents, the entire campus staff,
and the students will share the responsibility for improvement in student
• A minimum of one scheduled parent
conference where the school-parent compact will be discussed as it relates to
the progress of the student, as well as the expectations for the grade level
school curriculum, test information, and any other concerns the teacher or
parent may have.
• Parents will have the opportunity to
help review, plan for and make suggestions to improve the Title I program, as
well as the Parental Involvement Policy and the School-Parent Compact.
• Information relating to school and
parent programs, meetings, and other activities will be sent to parents in a
timely manner. Information will be given to parents through newsletters from
the school, PTA, and from the classroom teacher. In addition, the school
marquees and website will be used to inform parents of dates of programs,
meetings and activities.
• Materials and specific training to
help parents work with their children to improve achievement. Parents and
community members are always welcome at our school. By using their suggestions
to improve our schools and by working together, we can make all the students in
our school successful learners.
• Parent-Teacher scheduled conferences
will occur two times during the school year. (Fall and Spring)
Elementary will identify challenging standards to guide curriculum and
ownership--share information and make certain the ideas of the whole community
input--focus on the vision of teaching and learning created by your school
certain specific responsibilities are clearly stated, meaningful, and reflect
the ideas and beliefs of your school community--make the compact accessible.