Ongoing research shows that family engagement in schools improves student achievement, reduces absenteeism, and restores parents' confidence in their children's education. Students with involved parents/guardians earn higher grades and test scores, have better social skills, and show improved behavior. - Principal Edwynn Bell
Research indicates that a leading predictor of student success is parental involvement; therefore parents are included in every aspect of the education program. Every parent will be a member of their child’s Learning Team. The Learning Team will consist of the child, teacher, parent and mentor when possible. As a Learning Team member, parents are active participants in their child’s education by providing teachers with information and input on their child’s educational needs. It is essential for parents to attend all Learning Team meetings/parent-teacher conferences. The learning team meeting will focus on academic performance, strengths and challenges as a learner, setting academic and social goals for the year and most importantly, what is needed to help students reach their goals. The learning team, not just the teacher, is responsible for student success.
The school governance structure relies on significant parental input and cultivates a close working partnership between staff members and parents. In addition, parents are asked to volunteer by participating in playground activities, becoming a member of school committees, or helping in the classroom, library, lunch room or office. To encourage involvement, parents sign a “Commitment to Excellence Contract” upon their child’s enrollment, committing to active involvement in the school and their child’s education.
It is our school philosophy that families, students and school staff should work in partnership to help each student reach his/her potential. We ask for your support as a Learning partner with the following.