Preface: To our parents and families, we honor your role as the first and most important teachers of your children. Thank you for partnering with Granite School District in helping your children achieve their academic potential and social emotional well-being. Such partnerships that allow for two-way communication better enable student success and the continual improvement of your child’s school.
How this Plan is Developed: The following Parent and Family Engagement Plan was developed jointly with parents through surveys and focus groups. Annually, feedback surveys are sent to all parents, teachers, and principals in Title I schools to identify barriers of engagement and also the needs parents have in supporting their children’s learning. This feedback is reviewed by district officials and informs revisions so this Parent and Family Engagement Plan meets the changing needs of parents and the school in facilitating successful family-school interactions.
Your Rights and Opportunities: Parents have rights to provide input on school engagement practices and to be active participants and decision-makers in not only their own student’s educational experience, but also in the development of school-wide initiatives through participating in school Parent Teacher Student Associations (PTAs), attending school Community Council meetings, volunteering at the school, attending SEPs and other school events, receiving information about school programs, and have questions answered in a timely manner.
Your principal conducts an annual school Title I meeting that shares information about the school, explains your rights, outlines school parent and family engagement efforts, and receives parents’ input on school engagement plans and other policies. Parent stakeholder groups also assist in the development of the school’s Continual Improvement Plan: a document that outlines the goals and strategies that guide school improvement. For additional information on parental involvement at your child’s school, please visit your school’s Title I section of its website to read their Parent and Family Engagement Policy.
Supporting Parents and Families: An Important District Initiative: Improving student learning is a team effort. Along with parents as key partners in this endeavor, Granite School District coordinates district initiatives pertaining to parent and family engagement through a District Improvement Steering Committee (DISC). This committee oversees this important endeavor as well as other district initiatives, coordinating Federal, State, and local laws and programs. Its goal is to provide seamless support to families and students. In addition, principals in Title I schools meet regularly to receive training on effective parent and family engagement strategies, strategies that involve parents and families in a meaningful way to partner in improving student academic achievement and school performance.
Resources to Assist Parents and Families: All parents in Granite School District have access to curricular resources to assist their children in learning core standards, the opportunity for a safe and equitable learning environment, and other forms of student learning and support.
Last updated: January 2022