Westfall Elementary School 9391 State Route 56 West Williamsport, Oh 43164Janice Gearhart, Principal Deborah YoungeAlissa Putnam, Asst. Principal Curriculum Director740-986-4008 Westfall Local School District Updated: Fall 2011 Westfall Elementary School Staff recognizes student achievement is explicitly linked to parent involvement. In acknowledgement of this factor the staff will build the schools’ and parents’ capacity for strong involvement, in order to ensure effective partnership among the school, parents and community to improve student academic achievement through the following activities specifically described below: A. An annual meeting will be convened to inform Title 1 parents of programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents. Those programs, activities, and procedures are planned and operated to ensure meaningful consultation with parents of participating children. Parents will be informed of the State Parent Information and Resource Center. http://www.ohiopirc.org B. Parents assist in creating a School-Parent Compact that clearly explains the role of school, student and parent in shared responsibility for improved academic achievement. C. Provide assistance to parents in understanding state’s academic content standards, results of state and local achievement tests and monitor student progress toward reaching grade level goals and standards. D. Annually establish and collaborate with the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) to implement the building Parent Engagement Plan. D. Distribute the Title 1 Handbook , parent involvement policy and school compact annually. E. Sponsor parent and teacher training in conjunction with the PAC. F. Educate all staff in the value and utility of contribution of parents and how to work with and support parents to improve student achievement.
Westfall Elementary School will take the following actions to involve parents in thejoint development of the building wide parent involvement policy :Activity/Task Staff Responsible Time line StepsAnnual Meeting/ All staff August of each Newspaper andWestfall Mall and school Year WebsiteRound Up August 13, 2011 Announcement,(Community, school Flyers and Postand faith Based Cards to announceorganizations eventparticipate)Staff Training Principal, Title First Staff Meeting Present: Staff Title of the year School Compact, Coordinator Title Handbook, title policy, needs assessment and program evaluationParent Conferences All Staff Fall and Spring Schedule withGrade level goals, 10/10&11/11, parentsindividual student 2/28/12,achievement, Grade 3/5/12level contentstandardsParent Training: Title Teachers TBA Newsletter,Reading Process Daytime and website and noticeAssisting Your Child evening sessions sent with students at HomeMath Foundations:Number Sense andOperationsUnderstandingAlgebraPAC Advisory Title Staff, Scheduled Notice to parents,Council Meetings to Administration, quarterly personal phoneCollaborate with and Parents callsstaff:create/implement>School Compact,CCIP, NeedsAssessment,Program Evaluation,Parent and StaffTraining