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  • Read these to provide viewers with the specifics on the CD. That way you can prepare them for the information they will see and hear.
  • Use this quote to hook parents. Tell them they are the key to success for their children. They help build the foundation for sound education and motivation, and we hope that eventually they will begin to learn and grown and want to be successful on their own.
  • We want to cover as much of these things as possible, allow time for you to ask questions, and for you to hear from S.H.A.K.E. partners
  • All children are learning and growing in their knowledge Adequate equipped certified teachers Additional tutoring programs during the day and after school or with partners-free of charge
  • Try to sell participants on begin actively involved in their child’s education.
  • Explain this is the parent educational leave act. Parents have a right to be excused from work for up to 4 hours per year to check on or conference with their child’s school or teacher. Take opportunity to not only attend Parent Open House Nights and Parent Teacher Conference Nights. You can schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher during their planning time, during the day. Please make sure to give your employer prior notification of the leave and also know that the employer does not have to pay you for during this time. Most employers will try and work with employees. Also, at times employers may allow the school to come the workplace if it is convenient.
  • At any time a parent or legal guardian may request their child or children’t school records: grades, attendance, testing or assessment history, medical documents and any other documents in the students Cumulative Folder. The parent or legal guardian may be asked to show proof of guardianship. This is done to protect the child and any information related to the child.
  • Tell parents they can not be afraid to ask questions of the school and teachers. It is their right to know and have clear information on their child’s academic and behavioral progress.
  • Essential Curriculum forms should come home from the students teachers. Some require a signature. In conference you can ask for this and ask the teacher what the topic or objective is students are focusing on. Some teachers assess weekly, some every few days. Ask the teacher how and when do they assess the students learning. Ask if they provide a variety of assessments types?
  • Essential Curriculum forms should come home from the students teachers. Some require a signature. In conference you can ask for this and ask the teacher what the topic or objective is students are focusing on. Some teachers assess weekly, some every few days. Ask the teacher how and when do they assess the students learning. Ask if they provide a variety of assessments types?
  • If your students says he or she is bored pay attention to this and ask the teacher What type of strategies do you use in class to engage my child? Students need to be able to communicate with others about their learning. They should be able to move around. Students should have some time to interact and work with technolgy, students given a choice on how to complete assignments as long as it follows the rubric.
  • Teacher-Academic and school and classroom work. Assessment, progress, work samples, Counselor if child need support emotionally, behaviorally, issues at home or with peers. For High School Counselors your child will work with transcript to keep track if meeting graduatin requirements, completing college applications, and completing references and financial aid. Parent you must constantly keep in contact with counselor once your child gets to junior year and senior year. Have your child request meeting. You call and request meeting and information. Students will get lost in numbers in they are not keeping track. SAP see above- Student Groups Principal sever cases with your child when you are not satisfied with the teacher or counselor or SAP or when you feel the situation warrants Principal involvement
  • Let parents know there is protocol to follow. They must follow the chain of command. First talk directly to your child’s teacher, then if not satisfied go to counselor or Principal, then seek out Central Office Dr. Ron Hargrave for assistance.
  • These are questions you can ask your child’s teacher
  • It is never to early to start having discussion with your child about their future. Ask them way early what careers they are considering. Get them to research online about the career. What colleges offer the career? How much money they will make? Where they may want to live? Etc . Etc. Etc.
  • EOC courses are High School State tested Courses. Eng. I, Algebra I, Biology. All students must have 4 English, 4 Math and one advance math, 4 Science,
  • Pre print a few of these for parents who have students in High School
  • Pre print a few of these for parents who have students in High School. The parents can review these documents and use as their children go through college.
  • Pre print a few of these for parents who have students in High School. Also, this is a good time to tell parents that the High Schools have money to pay for those students who qualify for free or reduced lunch college application fees. They must complete a form and return to their counselor. This is kept in their file for reference and sent with any and all college applications.
  • This slide is very important. With this slide it might be a good time to discuss Wrong Reasons for choosing a college. Some of the things you may want to share are: My Boyfriend/girlfriend is going there My best friend is going there It is a party school It is where my parents went, where my brother or sister when or where my family wants me to go. It satisfies only a couple requirements for your major or career path I like the picture on the brochure, or the Football or Basketball team It is the only school I visited and any other you can think of.
  • The earlier you complete the FASFA application process the more leverage or opportunity you might have at obtaining Financial Aid money for college. “The early bird gets the worm.”
  • Try to answer questions as best you can. If parents are asking questions that you do not understand please refer them to the next slide and they can contact me for additional questions or help. If parents need help completing the FASFA application, I am more than willing to help them or get them someone who will help them.
  • Education Committee Workshop

    1. 1. Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    2. 2. Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    3. 3. WelcomeThis information contained on this CD is for you to provide information to parents and students.The information will help to adequately prepare you to know what questions to ask of schools and teachers.You and your child will be equipped to plan for a successful future toward graduation.Included in this CD will be information, handouts for print, website links, scholarship, and college/university information. Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    4. 4. “There are only two lastingbequests we can hope to giveour children. One of these is roots, the other is wings.” Hodding Carter Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    5. 5. Our IntentProvide you with policy and lawEquip you to know what questions to ask about your child’s learning and educationKnow who to go to in school for help and assistance with your childKnow the process for progress and report cardKnow what additional programs are available for you childPrepare your child to be successful in High SchoolTo be equipped for College Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    6. 6. What is the No Child Left BehindAct (NCLB)?Schools are held accountable for ensuring your child learns and shows growth on performance assessments.Schools have highly qualified teachersPrograms and support in place if students need additional help.Student Support Plans that identify specifics to help your child be successful. These are used with all children for high achieving and low performing.Schools with high % of economically disadvantaged (students from low income homes) are provided additional money, resources, and support.Parents are kept involved and communicated with on the progress of their child’s learning. Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    7. 7. Parent, Family, CommunityInvolvement in Education No greater significant factor in ensuring optimal learning than is the Parent, Family, and Community Be Actively Involved in your child’s education! Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    8. 8. It is never to late for involvement!Parent, family and community involvement correlates with higher academic performance and school improvement.Students tend to earn higher grades, attend school regularly, stay in school longer, and enroll in higher level programs and attend college when they have the support of parents, families and community.Less drop outs, motivated students. Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    9. 9. North Carolina General Statute for ParentalInvolvement Leave95-28.3 Leave for parent involvement in schools4 hours of leave per year to any employee who is a parent, guardian, or person in charge of school- aged child to attend school meetingsEmployers need: notification of leave time and date, may request verification, or give 48 hour noticeLeave is unpaid Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    10. 10. Reviewing and requesting yourChild’s RecordsFamily Education Rights and Privacy Act Gives legal parent/guardian rights to review their students record Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    11. 11. “ Kids only have one chance for an education--- and we need to have the courage to stand up for them.” Anne DuncanSponsored by Statesville NAACP
    12. 12. What Questions should I ask about my child’s schooland learning?What is it that my child needs to learn this school year?o Essential Curriculum- lists all objectives or topics your child must learn.o Learning TargetsHow will I know if my child is successful with learning these objectives?o Teacher should provide examples of progress checks and assessments on the essentials learned.o Formative Assessments and Summative Assessments Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    13. 13. What Questions should I ask about my child’s schooland learning?How will my child practice skills and what strategies are being used in class to help with learning?o Students should be given time to practice skills.o A variety of strategies should be used because not all students learn the same way.o Skills and strategies should be modeled by the teacher to help student understand.o Time should be provided during the day and afterschool to support your child. Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    14. 14. What strategies should be used? Engaging Time with partners or groups Hands on Movement Technology based Differentiated- Students given a choice Connected to experience, environment, and culture Modeled! Modeled! Modeled! Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    15. 15. Who has answers to schoolquestions?1. Teacher2. Counselor3. Student Assistance Program Director/SAP4. Principal Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    16. 16. Who do I go to when my child ishaving problems at school?TeacherCounselorSAPPrincipal or DesigneeCentral Office Support Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    17. 17. What should I know about progress reports andreport cards?Progress Report –Report Card Every 9wk- Student receive a Progress Report and Report Card-See school District calendar All assignments, quizzes, and tests should be listed Question to ask: How did you grade assignments? What did my child learn? What does my child still need to work on? What opportunities will there be for my child to get additional help? Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    18. 18. What if my child does not learn or is havingdifficulty with learning information?The teacher should have a classroom plan for helping students.The school should have an intervention in place for students also.Request to see what your child is doing in tutoring, remediation before, during the day, or after school.If your child is currently not getting help and you feel he or she needs it request additional help Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    19. 19. Student Support Plan- SSPSSP is for students who scored at level 1 or 2 on reading or math End of Grade or End of Course Assessment4 Required meetings during the school year with parents on students progressThe plan outlines students progress on assessments, tutoring, or remediation.The plan should include samples of student work and progress data to show student progress.Request to see the SSP and, as a parent, make sure to include your inputYou may request a plan be done with your child at anytime you feel they may need additional help Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    20. 20. What if my child already knowswhat is being taught?How are you enriching the learning for my child?What options does my child with completing assignments?The teacher should: Have a different assignment or accelerated assignment Allow the student to use technology or completing an enrichment project Provide opportunities for children to write and respond by writing out their answers in clear constructed sentences (part of new assessment requirements). Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    21. 21. How will I know as a parent how mychild is doing and how will I know whatto help them with nightly and weekly? Ask the teacher about homework assignments Ask how the teacher will grade the homework Make sure to check and make the homework is meaningful Make sure the directions are clear and the specific intention for learning is clear Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    22. 22. What Support Programs areavailable for me and my child? K.L.A.S S.H.A.K.E S.A.G.E Dreambuilders-T.A.G. Gear Up Counselors Piedmont Mediation Crossroad Behavior SAT/ACT Prep Courses online and in school SCAN (At risk students) Teen Health I-Care, Inc. Mentoring Program Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    23. 23. Additional Questions to ask:What are your classroom rules and expectations?What are the classroom consequences?What plan do you have in place for helping my child with his or her behavior?What additional ways can I help and support you in the classroom?What strategies or intervention have you tried to help reinforce positive behavior or celebrate their success? Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    24. 24. Things to Consider When Planning for Your Child’s FutureTalk with your child about their career. What do they want to do when they graduate high school? College?In Middle School take Adv. Language Arts, Pre- Algebra and Algebra Courses.Get your child connected in clubs: Robotics, Spanish, Band/Music.What extra Curricular, Church or Organizational Youth Groups is your child a part of?Provide Structure Homework, Reading Time for your child. Turn off the TV and put up the Wii and electronics. Intentional Reading or Study time. Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    25. 25. 8 Grade Planning For High School thChoose a Career Pathyway- College Bound, Career Tech., Work after High School.Choose what courses to take. Don’t take all EOC courses in one semester. Spread EOC courses apart.Maintain at least a A-B average in all subjects. C is ok but need a good strong GPA for college to secure Scholarships. Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    26. 26. Check with Free Online Sources for informationon planning for career and collegeCollege Foundation, Inc. Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    27. 27. Yearly High School PlanningGuideHigh School Planning Checklist in Documents on the CD for printing.9th Grade Freshmen Year is Planning with Guidance Counselor possible Career Choices and researching Colleges. Create a binder or folder of all College information and research10th Grade Sophomore Year take practice SAT, ACT. Continue Planning with focus on College/Career Bound Courses Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    28. 28. Yearly High School PlanningGuide11th Grade Junior Year – Take SAT or ACT. Recommend ACT much easier and more colleges are accepting ACT scores. Should begin to narrow college lists and career choice. Complete Student Profile, Work Resumes, Teacher Recommendations, and begin to request information from colleges and universities. Tour College Campuses. Consider taking Adv. Courses, and other courses that are college preresquites. Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    29. 29. Yearly High School Planning Guide12th Grade Senior Year –Take or Retake SAT/ACT.Request unofficial transcript check Graduation Pathway and make sure on track to meet graduation. Meet and work with Counselor on this. Attend additional college fairs, college nights, and visit colleges and universities. Choose 2-3 more Colleges/Universities and complete the Application process. Continue to update student profile, teacher recommendations/references. Identify extra curricular, clubs, and involvement in the community, with youth groups, and anyNAACP Sponsored by Statesville community service work.
    30. 30. If seeking Reserve ArmedForcesSee the counselor on your High School CampusSee also the teacher or person in charge of the JROTC program at your school.Same process all the way through High School, just additional Armed Forces requirements. Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    31. 31. College Admission Factors:Courses Taken (strength of program)GPA/GradesRank in ClassStandardized Test Results (SAT, ACT)Counselor/Teacher RecommendationsActivities outside School and Classroom and Special talentsApplication questions and EssayGeographic LocationPersonal InterviewBehavior History, Ethnicity, Alumni Relationship, Major, and Financial Statesville NAACP Pay. Sponsored by Ability to
    32. 32. Websites for College Standardized TestingSupport Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    33. 33. Touring College CampusesIf you know someone on campus try to arrange to stay with them on campus and get dorm experience.Attend a class or two get a fill for college classroom and professors.Visit the admissions office and your possible career/major departmentAttend a sporting eventTake a tour of campus and ask questions of others who attend college there.Visit food courts/cafeteria, and check out surrounding area and city.Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    34. 34. Financial Aid Application:Completing the FASFAGo to FASFA website, or go to your Counselor and complete the FASFA application.If you go online complete the PIN application process. This PIN will allow you to access your application and account at anytime.The application will require you to have a Social Security #, yours and/or your parents, Federal Income Tax records, and additional family income information. This information must be accurate and correct to speed up the process of you obtaining monies. This information should be completed before the end of Feb. eachStatesville NAACP Sponsored by year.
    35. 35. Reviewing and CompletingScholarships for CollegeTake the Scholarship list and choose 3 scholarship links and review the requirements. See if you qualify for any of these scholarships.Bookmark the links on your computer, download and save the scholarship applications.Complete the scholarship applications for the ones you found.Take the time and review additional scholarships and try to apply for the ones you think you have a chance of obtaining. Sponsored by Statesville NAACP
    36. 36. College Expense PlanningThings to Consider:TuitionBooksFeesHousingFoodClothing and Personal NeedsLaundry and Dry CleaningCell phone/Computer/Car/Insurance/Credit CardEntertainment and Statesville NAACP Sponsored by Recreation
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    38. 38. For Contact Information Statesville NAACP Education Committee Marlene Bryan Scott Phone Number 704-253-3188 Sponsored by Statesville NAACP