Parent Involvement Policy and School-Parent-Student Involvement Compact
Urbana Middle School shall promote parent involvement and work as equal partners with parents in providing quality learning experiences for every student, every day, without exception. UMS administration and staff believe and acknowledge that parent involvement raises the academic achievement level of students. Additionally, parents become empowered, teacher morale improves, and communities grow stronger when parents take an active role in educating their children. To this end, UMS will actively seek to involve parents in the education of their children at all grade levels in the following ways:
- Parent-Teacher conferences will be held twice during the school year.
- The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) will hold regular meetings.
- The Parent-Principal Advisory Committee (PPAC) will meet at least three times per year. Part of this committee’s responsibility is to revise and amend this policy.
- Parents will be encouraged to volunteer in the school on a regular basis.
- Parents will be utilized within classrooms whenever possible.
- Parents will be notified if a student is not meeting minimum academic expectations.
- Meetings with parents will be an integral part of the school day.
- Daily personal contact will be made with some parents through team meetings, teachers, staff members, and community outreach workers.
- Bulletins and/or newsletters will be sent periodically to parents to notify them of any special meetings or events at the school.
- Every effort will be made to send all parent communications in a language that is understood by parents.
- Monitor your child’s attendance.
- Make sure that your child’s homework is completed.
- Participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to your child’s education.
- Stay informed about your child’s education and communicate questions or concerns with the school.
- Serve to the extent possible, on advisory groups, such as PTSA or PPAC.
- Support school discipline policies.
- Do homework when assigned and ask for help when necessary.
- Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time.
- Give to parents or the adult who is responsible for your welfare all notices and information received by you from the school every day.
- Attend school regularly.
- Be responsible, respectful, and safe.