Glenn L Martin Elementary School recognizes that a child's
education is a responsibility shared by the school and family. To
support the goal of educating all students effectively, the school
and family must work as knowledgeable partners. Although
families are diverse in culture, language, and needs, they share
the school's commitment to the educational success of their
In order to meet the requirements of the federal law, No Child Left Behind,
the Glenn L Martin Elementary has on file in the office and
available at the community table a copy of the parental involvement
Part I: General Expectations
Glenn L Martin Elementary will implement the following
1. The school will
put into operation programs, activities, and procedures for the
involvement of parents/families in the school. The programs,
activities, and procedures will be planned and operated with
meaningful consultation with parents of participating children.
2. The school will
have a school-parent compact.
3. The school will
provide full opportunities for the participation of
parents/families with limited English proficiency, parents/families
with disabilities, and parents/families of migratory children.
4. If the school
plan is not satisfactory to the parents/families of participating
children, the school will submit any comments with the plan when
the school submits the plan to the Cumberland County Department of
5. The school will
involve the parents/families of children in decisions about how
Title I funds reserved for parent/family involvement are spent.
6. The school will
carry out programs, activities, and procedures in accordance with
Parental/family involvement means the participation of
parents/families in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication
involving student academic learning and other school activities,
including and ensuring-
parents/families play an integral role in assisting their
parents/families are encouraged to be actively involved in their
child's education at school;
parents/families are full partners in their child's education and
are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and advisory
committees to assist in the education of their child.
7. The schools will
develop, implement, and evaluate annually a policy and plan to
promote parent/family engagement activities with an emphasis on
student learning. District policy goals will be incorporated
into each school plan.
8. The school will
garner community input on pending policies, practices, and
decisions that affect students and
Part II: Description of the Implementation of the School's
Parent/Family Involvement Plan
1. Glenn L Martin
Elementary will take the following actions to involve
parents/families in the joint development of its school-wide
parent/family involvement plan:
Parental Involvement Team will review and provide input on the
appropriateness, implementation, and evaluation of the school
parents/families will be invited to review the proposed plan and
provide input. The plan will be available for all families to
2. Glenn L Martin
Elementary will take the following actions to involve
parents/families in the process of academic assessment, review,
- In the
fall of each year, with the presentation of the State Report Card,
parent/teacher conferences will be held and testing information
available to all parents.
- The State
Report Card will be made available on-line and, if requested, in
assessment information will be made available at advertised
Report Card results will be published in the local
3. Glenn L Martin School
will coordinate and integrate parent/family involvement strategies
with the following existing programs:
Parent/family involvement strategies will be coordinated and
integrated through meetings and/or communiqués with key
people from other programs, such as Head Start, Family Literacy and
school, in collaboration with parents/families, shall establish
programs and practices that enhance parent/family involvement at
all grade levels and reflect the specific needs of students and
4. Glenn L Martin
Elementary, with the involvement of parents/families, will take the
following actions to conduct an annual evaluation of the content
and effectiveness of this parent/family involvement plan in order
to improve the quality of its school:
- An annual
parent/family meeting will be conducted at school to evaluate
parent/family involvement. The effectiveness of involvement
activities, the degree of participation, and any barriers to
parent/family participation will be studied. The evaluation
will involve parents/families at all grade levels and in a variety
Meetings will be arranged at various times, if needed, in
order to give parents/families greater opportunities for input and
involvement in the evaluation.
Communication with parents/families will be in a language, and/or
form, that can be understood by the parents/families.
needed, communiqués will be in a language other than
English, in sign language, or in Braille.
development pertaining to parent/family involvement strategies will
parent/family involvement survey will be conducted annually. Needed
improvements, and/or revisions, to the parent/family involvement
plan will be made.
Based upon past evaluations, more opportunities for parent/family
involvement have been
5. Glenn L Martin
Elementary will build its capacity for strong parent/family
involvement. In order to ensure effective involvement of
parents/families, to improve student academic achievement, and to
support a partnership among the schools involved, the
parents/families, and the community, the following activities
specifically described below will be undertaken:
A. The school will
provide assistance to parents/families of children served by the
school system or school, as appropriate, in understanding the
State's academic content standards,
State's student academic achievement standards,
- The State
and local academic assessments including alternate assessments,
requirements of Title I,
- How to
monitor their child's progress, and
- How to
work with educators.
Information pertaining to the above topics will be discussed during
the annual parent/family meeting held at our school, to which all
parents/families of participating children are invited, and/or
during individual parent/teacher conferences.
B. The school will
provide materials and training to help parents work with their
child to improve their child's academic achievement. The
following parent/family involvement activities will be implemented
libraries and/or computer labs,
C. The school will
take the following actions to ensure that information related to
the school, parent/family programs, meetings, and other activities
is sent to the parents/families of participating children in an
understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats
upon request, and, to the extent practicable, in a language the
parents/families can understand:
Notifications will be sent in the child's native language.
calendars will be printed and distributed monthly.
Newsletters will be sent by classroom teachers and, when
appropriate, by the school and/or the system to keep parents
informed of events and opportunities.
handbooks will be distributed to students.
notifications will be given for distribution.
6. The school has
implemented improvement strategies for the following:
Distribute school phone numbers and school email periodically
during the school year.
A monthly meeting, offered at various times during the day, will be
available for parents to discuss any state testing or other
questions which may arise.
The state testing program and learning expectations will be
explained in depth during PTO meetings.
7. The school has
implemented the following procedures so that parents/families may
learn about the course of study for their children and have access
to all learning materials:
and system websites,
Parent Resource Center (county-wide)