Tanglewood Middle School Parent Involvement Policy
Tanglewood Middle School has developed a parent involvement policy to detail how parents can be actively involved in their child's education.This policy was developed with the cooperation of SDMC and community members, Title 1 parents, faculty and administrative staff with Principal Gretchen Kasper-Hoffman and the Title I coordinator.
If students are to be successful, their parents must be actively involved in their education. Tanglewood Middle School developed this policy to describe how we involve parents and help them to help their children.
Evening events, Parent Universities are planned each year to provide parents with information on reading / social studies proficiency skills, math and science competencies, and high school / college readiness programs.Each workshop is offered in English and Spanish.
In addition to informative workshops, parents are invited to attend PTO meetings and school programs throughout the year to be a part of the Title 1 decision making process and program implementation. To begin each year, a review of the Title 1 program, standards and budget is presented to help parents and faculty understand the purpose,requirements and benefits of a school wide Title 1 program.
Another role of the school is to provide information about education laws.Parents have been provided information about the National Education Goals, No Child Left behind, Title 1 requirements, Parent Notification,FERBA Notification of Rights, PPRA Notice and Texas performance standards such as TEKS and TAKS.
Grady Middle School coordinates the parental involvement school activities among the different local, state, and national service programs available on our campus. Title I, Title II and Title IIII, as well as ASAP share parental involvement activities including after school programming.
Training is also provided to teachers, faculty and staff. They are taught the importance of home and school connections and communications. .Examples of involving parents as partners include team meetings, parent conferences and family counseling.
Participation and involvement of all parents is important. Information related to student achievement, school performance, programs and meetings are sent home in the home language whenever possible. Some of the standard information is sent home in Spanish including the School - Parent Compact, announcements, newsletters and weekly communications on Fridays. Other adaptations such as interpreters, translators and handicapped access are provided as needed