STRENGTHENING FAMILIES WORKSHOP
On occasion La Conner School District is able to partner with Community Health Outreach at United General Hospital to provide a FREE 7 week course for students ages 10-14 and their parents called Strengthening Families. They provide dinner and child care for younger children (also free) and give parents and children strategies for leading a more healthy family life. You can read more about the program here
. For registration information, go to the UGH positive parenting site
LA CONNER ELEMENTARY PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURES
La Conner Elementary School is committed to the goal of providing quality education for every child in this district. To this end, we want to establish partnerships with parents and with the community. Everyone gains when home and school work together to promote high achievement as no one can do the job alone. Parents play an extremely important role as children's first teachers. Parent support for their children and for the school is critical to children's success at every step along the way.
La Conner Elementary School recognizes that some students might need the extra assistance available through the Title I program to reach the state's high academic standards. La Conner Elementary School intends to include parents in all aspects of the school's Title I program. The goal is a school-home partnership that will help all students to succeed.
LA CONNER MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL PARENT INVOLVEMENT PLAN
The La Conner Middle and High Schools are jointly administered and share parent involvement goals and resources. There is a strong commitment at these two buildings to engage families in culturally respectful ways and assist parents in active support of their students’ learning and development.
Information about Title I programs will be presented at the annual open house. This will include introduction of staff involved in the Title I Program at an assembly for parents and an information table in each building. In addition, a description of all of the available support programs in the district will be distributed at the meeting and made available throughout the year.
Parent involvement offerings occur monthly throughout the year, with topics that have been suggested by parents or staff. For the 2013-2014 school year, topics include Programs of Support, HIV/AIDS Curriculum, Rigor, College and Skills Center Night, getting Ready for Student Conferences, Resources and supports for summer, survey of parents for desired course offerings and input regarding the school handbook. Translation will be provided for parents whose first language is not English.
In addition to the regularly scheduled meetings, parents are encouraged to ask questions and provide suggestions at any time, by contacting the school principal, the Title I director or Title I teachers. Opportunities are available at bi-annual school conferences, at Student Assistance Team meetings and at the time I student is recommended for Title I services and the school/parent compact is developed. Communication with general education staff and/or Title I staff at other times is encouraged, and is documented by program staff.
Parents will be invited to review this policy at conferences in October and April, and at an end-of-year program review in May or June.