Eldorado High School Parent and Family Engagement Policy

2017-2018

School Belief
The administration, staff, and parents of Eldorado High School are dedicated to providing a safe learning environment that promotes academic excellence, character development, and responsible citizens. We believe:

  • each student is a unique individual who can learn, achieve and succeed,
  • a person should never stop striving for knowledge,
  • students are accountable for their decisions, actions, and educational success,
  • a quality school focuses on academic achievement,
  • that a safe, physically comfortable environment promotes student learning,
  • our institution should promote good citizenship and community involvement,
  • that personal integrity is essential to our community, country and the world.

 

1. Plan for involving parents in the writing of the policy:
This policy has been jointly developed and agreed upon by the administration, staff and parents of Eldorado High School, including but not limited to Mr. Wilson, Ms. Ludtke, Ms. Manning, Ms. Turner Ms. Taylor, Ms. Smith, Mr. Stoltle and Mrs. Harris. The school will convene an annual meeting, at a
convenient time for parents, to evaluate this policy.

This meeting will be held mid-May of each year and revisited during PAC meeting if necessary. The School’s Parent and Family Engagement Policy will be distributed in an understandable and uniform format and to the extent practicable, in a language parents can understand.

2. Plan for including parents in the writing of the SPP:
The school will involve parents in the evaluation, planning, and development of the school improvement plan by gathering information from parents at monthly PAC meetings. At every school event parental suggestions are taken into account and are used when the plan is developed.

Parents will also be invited to participate in the development of the plan in the Spring of each year. The school will encourage parents to take part in the yearly survey so the school will know what areas need
improvement.

3. Timeline for sending home the Educational Involvement Accords:
The Clark County School District School District has the parent participate in online registration. The
Educational Involvement Accord is one of the documents that the parents have to acknowledge that they have read.

Infinite Campus does not let the parents check that they agree unless the document has
been opened. The Educational Accords will also be placed on the school’s website so parents and the
community will be able to reference it at any time.

4. In order to build a strong partnership between parents and the school, the administration and staff will:

Provide assistance to parents in understanding such topics as the state’s academic content and
achievement standards, state and local assessments, the requirements of Title I, how to monitor their
student’s academic progress and how to work with school staff to improve the achievement of the
student.

Parents are also able to access their students’ information on Infinite Campus.

Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment
enabling students to meet the state academic standards.

Offer parent involvement activities in the school that will include opportunities for parents to volunteer and be involved in school activities.

Place the current State’s proficiency levels targets on the website with additional resources when they
are provided.

5. Plan for providing materials and training to help parents work with their children:

Communities in School with be on campus during school hours on a daily basis to provide resources that parents may need:

  • Two full-time social workers on campus to assist parents with any needs that they may need
  • Staff development and parent education
  • Training for parents to provide home support for their children’s education
  • Opportunities for parents to participate in school decision-making
  • Opportunities for parents to develop professional relationships with staff members to benefit
    their children’s education.
  • College, financial aid, and scholarship nights to help educate the student and the parent about
    the application process.

 

6. Staff training on parent involvement:
Eldorado HS, with the assistance of parents, will provide training to all teachers, counselors,
paraprofessionals and administration on how to effectively work with parents.

Specific emphasis will be placed on helping school staff understands:

  • The value and utility of contributions of parents
  • How to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners
  • Implementing and coordinating parent programs
  • Building ties between parents and the school
  • Communities in Schools and the social workers are also available

 

7. Integrate parent involvement activities with programs such as:

Communities in Schools, and additional outreach programs, etc. Eldorado High School, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinates and integrates parent involvement programs and activities with having adult education night classes on our campus. We have a full-time Academy of Individualized Instruction (AIS) office to provide students opportunities to earn credit towards graduation. We have Communities in Schools which provides information and assist parents with resources that they may need. We have UNLV Gear Up to provide 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th-grade students with extra assistance if needed in their academic class as well as tutoring and college field trips. We have Upward Bound to provide students with an opportunity to receive assistance after the school day and weekends to increase their knowledge and aspiration to attend college. We have the High School Graduation Initiative, HSGI, to provide students with attendance and credit deficiencies issues extra assistance. Eldorado also has partnered with Project 150, Three Square, and FACES to provide food, clothing and other essentials that student of poverty might need.