Family Engagement Policy
The vision of the Title One Program is aligned with the mission of The Everett Public Schools. Title I is dedicated to providing every child with support to attain a high quality education that meets the needs of every student in our schools for academic success.
The Mission of all Title One Programming encourages parents and guardians to become involved in their child's education. We are committed to developing a partnership between home and school. Our goal is that all children become successful, lifelong learners.
To achieve our goal, we believe that family involvement is an essential component for improved and sustainable academic achievement. Parents and Guardians are encouraged to become actively involved in their child's education both in and out of school. Title I programs help parents to engage with schools as partners in their child's education.
The Keverian School and Title 1 offers various ways in which families can become involved in their children's school experiences:
- Monthly Parent "Coffee and Conversation"
- Volunteer Classroom Assistant
- Parent Teacher Conferences
- School Council
- Stem Showcase Day
- Fall Family Festival
- Veterans Day Concert
- Breakfast With Santa
- Holiday Concert
- Family Barbecue
- Patriotic Concert
- Parent/Teacher Organization
- Class Dojo
- Literacy Night
A flexible number of meetings will be offered to provide a variety of services related to parental involvement including such things as monthly calendars, monthly home and school newsletters, home activity packets, and the translation of all materials in multiple languages. A centralized school activity communication system will also be utilized that allows parents to see classroom and school-wide posts in their home language.
The "Parent Coffee and Conversation" monthly meeting offers families the chance to become familiar with the school administration, Parent Teachers Organization, school nurse, academic coaches and interventionists, guidance counselors, and educational team leader. Parents/Guardians will learn about the additional services provided by Title 1 along with important information about the different curricula and programming used throughout the school. All family members are encouraged to attend this event that takes place once a month at the school as the meeting provides an informal forum for parents to learn more and do more at the school.
Parent Teacher Conferences
These conferences provide both the parents and teachers the opportunity to learn about the student. Teachers can provide work samples and explain information in report cards or progress reports. During this meeting a description and explanation of the curriculum, the forms of academic assessments used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet will be discussed.
The School Council, which consists of parents, teachers, a Title 1 representative, community members, and the building principal will meet on a monthly basis throughout the school year. The workings of the school and the school's participation in Title 1 will be reviewed. The school and district improvement plans along with any other school wide program plans will also be reviewed and updated during the monthly meeting. In addition, the requirements and the rights of parents to be involved will be explained.