• School Parental Involvement Policy

    Atherton Elementary School will take the following actions to involve parents in the joint development of its school parental involvement plan (section 1118, ESEA) and in the process of school review and improvement (section 1116 of the ESEA):

    • The Parent Advisory Committee will meet and set up meetings for parents to discuss and develop the parental involvement plan
    • The SDMC will involve parents with the school improvement plan and review of that plan throughout the school year

    An annual meeting will be held at Atherton ES to inform parents of the school’s participation in Title I, Part A programs, explaining the Title I, Part A requirements and the right of parents to be involved in these programs.  The time for these meetings will be made convenient for the parents so that as many parents as possible can attend.  We will encourage this by:

    • Posting in advance on the marquee the date of the annual meeting
    • Sending home notices to the parents/guardians
    • Call outs giving date of meeting
    • Posting on campus the date of the meeting

    Atherton ES will provide to the parents/guardians a description and explanation of the school’s curriculum, forms of academic assessment used to measure children’s progress, the performance of their child on State assessments and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet by:

    • Sending home notices and handouts developed by the school and district
    • Providing Promotion Standards for all students and parents
    • Progress Reports/Report Cards
    • STAAR and District Approved Assesment reports to parents

    Any parent at Atherton ES who has a child assigned to or taught by a teacher who is not highly qualified within the meaning of the term in section 200.56 of the Title I Final Regulation (67 Fed.Reg.71710, December 2, 2002) will be notified by:

    • Sending home a notice
    • Holding a class parent meeting
    • Call outs

    Atherton ES will make available to all parents workshops, which may include “make and take” activities; classes given by the counselor explaining academic assessments, monitoring the child, promotion standards necessary to meet on each grade level; classes and trainings offered through Communities In Schools; parent training available through the district; literacy training by the literacy coach; technology help in the computer lab.  Translation will be available.

    Atherton ES will encourage all parents to become actively involved in their child’s education, as well as recruiting other parents to do the same.  Parents will be a part of the planning in all activities.  The community organizations will be encouraged to partner with the school to provide speakers, classes and volunteers to work with the parents, faculty and staff.  These activities will be held at a variety of times. 

    This School Parental Involvement Policy for Atherton Elementary School has been developed jointly with, and agreed on with parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs.

    This policy was adopted by Atherton Elementary School on September 17, 2015 and will be in effect for the 2015-2016, 2016-2017 school years.  Any revisions or additions that may be necessary during this timeframe will be made.  The school will distribute this policy to all parents of participating Title I, Part A children on or before September 25, 2015.


    ___Dorothy Edwards_____Dorothy Edwards_______________________Parent Representative

    ___Sherry Franklin______Sherry Franklin_________________________SDMC Member

    ___Dr. Albert L. Lemons____Albert L. Lemons_____________________Principal

    School – Parent Compact

    This School – Parent Compact is in effect during the 2014-2015; 2015-2016 school year.

    Atherton Elementary School, and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), agree that this compact outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibilities for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards.

     School Responsibilities

    Atherton Elementary School will:

    l. Provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning       environment that enables the participating children to meet the State’s students’ academic achievement standards as follows:

    • Provide an effective teacher in every classroom
    • Use Programs that contain  rigor and relevance
    • Provide Professional Development to the staff to ensure the use of current research based practices
    • Differentiate Instruction to meet students’ individual needs

     2.  Hold parent/teacher conference during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement:

    • Open House at the beginning of school year
    • Conference as requested or needed – at least monthly
    • Informal conferences before and after school

     3.  Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress:

    • Progress Reports every 4-5 weeks
    • Report Cards every 9 weeks
    • Individual teacher means of communication with parents/guardians

     4.  Provide parents reasonable access to staff:

    • Conferences during teachers’ 45 minute planning period in designated area
    • Informal conferences before and after school
    • Phone conferences or via email

     5.  Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities as follows:

    • With VISITS coordinator register online to be an HISD volunteer
    • Schedule time with parent to observe strategies in content areas that will help their child to improve academically

     Parent Responsibilities

    We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:

    • Make sure child attends school daily
    • Make sure homework is completed
    • Participate appropriately in decisions relating to my child’s education
    • Communicate with the school by promptly reading all communications from the school, or district, either received by my child or mail
    • Encourage my child to do their best
    • Support the school’s and teacher’s effort to help your child improve academically
    • Make sure your child receives enough sleep to function successfully

     Student Responsibilities

    We, as students, will share the responsibilities to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State’s high standards by:

    • Completing homework everyday and ask for help when needed
    • Read at least 20 minutes everyday outside of school time
    • Give parent/guardian all communications given to me by the school
    • Follow school and classroom rules
    • Do my best in all areas in order to improve academically and meet all testing requirements