Home/School Partnership<br />Northside High School <br />Cecilia Moraga- Fountain<br />
Northside High School will equip every student with the skills to be globally competitive and prepared for life in the 21st century<br />In order to help us accomplish this, we need to form a partnership with parents<br />Objective<br />
Parental Involvement in High School? Yes!<br />Substantial evidence exists showing that parent involvement benefits students at every grade level by: <br />Raising their academic achievement. <br />Increased motivation for learning, <br />Improved behavior <br />Improves attendance<br /> a more positive attitude about homework and school in general.<br />Again, this works for every grade level!<br />
Research shows that with parental involvement :<br />It empowers you knowing you have parental support<br />Teachers learn more about students’ needs<br />You can apply this information towards better meeting those needs<br />Parents who are involved tend to have a more positive view of teachers<br />This results in improved teacher morale.<br />Teachers benefit as well<br />
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction states: <br />Within your school and district, teachers should “provide leadership in working with parents and strengthening the home-school partnership<br />You are the leader of your classroom: It is ultimately your job to ensure parental involvement<br />NC Master Teacher Competencies<br />
Strategies for parental involvement<br />Encourage students to bring parents to open house by offering incentives i.e. Cookies , ice cream, H.W. pass<br />Contact parents unable to attend via email to introduce yourself<br />Be flexible with setting up parent conferences via phone/in person. Not all parents can take off from work @ 2:00 pm<br />Make “good news” phone calls Or send “good news” letters home <br />Encourage them to access school website to stay informed<br />Create assignments where parent input is needed<br />Introduce yourself when you see parents out in town. Make positive comments about their child<br />Handout/Mail the partnership brochure (following slides show a sample of brochure contents)<br />
Education is a partnership between home and school. We welcome you to visit our school and meet the staff on Parent Night. In order for this partnership to be effective, we need to be able to communicate<br />If you cannot come to parent night, please feel to call, write a note, or e-mail us if you have concerns or questions about your child’s education<br />Progress reports go home every 3 weeks, to ensure you are aware of your child’s progress.<br />We are always available to schedule a conference to discuss any issue or concern you have regarding your child.<br />Communication<br />
We have high expectations for the students in our school. We expect:<br />Students to achieve academically to their fullest potential <br />Students to contribute in a positive manner to our school environment <br />Success because “failure is not an option”<br />Teacher Expectations:<br />
We also have high expectations of our parents. We expect:<br />Parents to be involved in any way possible<br />Parental support in both academic and behavior concerns<br />Form a collaborative relationship with us<br />Support us so that we can be strong shoulders for your child to stand on<br />Give us input about your child so that we can get to know them better<br />Come to Parent Night and meet staff<br />Teacher expectations of parents<br />
As a parent of a student at our school, you have the right to expect:<br />To be valued as an important part of your child’s education<br />Freedom to express concerns about your child’s progress<br />Emails & phone calls to be returned in at least 48 hours <br />Conference meeting with all of your child’s teachers<br />Respect from all of our faculty<br />Your child’s best interest in our hearts always<br />Parent Expectations<br />
Remember: Lack of involvement doesn’t mean they don’t care<br />Your students will know that you value them and their education <br />Do whatever it takes to get 1 more MONARCH across the stage<br />No response from parent?<br />
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