Start with a Kick-Off in August to begin to partner with families to make the transition smoother for all students.
Welcoming the East families will be the beginning of the partnership between school and home and become the gateway for other parent involvement activities.
When families feel welcome, valued and supported by the school they are more likely to work together with the school in supporting their child's education.
Student, family, and community collaboration in transition planning has been linked to positive outcomes including higher graduation rates (Michaels & Ferrara, 2005).
Hotdogs and soft drinks sold to raise money (senior class, boosters, uniforms, etc.)
Sell East CLC T-shirts
Tours given to parents and students every 10 minutes led by Band members or ROTC in uniform
Music by school choir or jazz band
Mini pep rally by cheerleaders
Community members and organizations to collaborate with and involve:
Kelli Crawford, council person
East Cluster Board Member, Lisa Mansfield
Any community partners
East sports coaches
East club advisors
East Pee Wee Football team
It is important to saturate the community with information about the Kick-Off especially the parents of incoming students. Recommendations for advertising include: Flyers Notices through the mail Facebook page Twitter District all-call system Notice on the East CLC sign outside the school Signs and posters up throughout the school Advertising the Kick-Off