Highland believes positive parental involvement is essential in guiding the social, emotional, and academic growth of students.
Parental Involvement Plan
Highland Elementary School will:
- Involve parents in the review of the Parent Involvement Plan.
- Provide a Parent survey in the spring of each year to gather input about the effectiveness of the Parental Involvement Plan.
- Notify families that they can make suggestions regarding any aspect or component of the Highland Elementary Parental Involvement Plan: at the annual Title I/SUN/ELD meeting, on the school website, in a newsletter, and by email.
Annual Parent Meeting and Opportunities for Participation
Highland Elementary will:
- Invite all parents to an annual meeting during the fall to explain our T-1, ELD, and SUN programs and the role, rights, and responsibilities of all parents in the education of their children.
- Send home information in parent-friendly language(s) that can be easily understood.
- Provide parents the opportunity to be involved in the ongoing review and improvement of the Parent Involvement Plan.
- Provide information about programs, curriculum, assessment, and achievement expectations in the school calendar, on the school website, in newsletters, and at conferences.
- Coordinate school programs/activities at a variety of times to maximize opportunities for parents to participate.
Shared Responsibilities for Student Performance
Parent, Student, School Compact
- Highland Elementary will develop a Parent, Student, School Compact. The compact will outline how parents, students and school staff will share the responsibility for improved student achievement. To the extent possible, compacts will be provided in languages that all parents can understand
Right to Know
- If a teacher who is not highly qualified to teach the subject or grade level is teaching a class, a notification letter will be sent home to the parents of those children. If a substitute teacher is in the classroom for four consecutive weeks and is not highly qualified, a notification letter will be sent home to parents of those children.
Gresham-Barlow School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of this district and the board of education that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individual or groups in any educational program, activities or employment. Gresham-Barlow provides equal access to individuals with disabilities.