The Herrera staff believes that every child is capable of success and can succeed, No Exceptions! Our staff, parents and students have dispelled the myth of Kids-at-Risk and transformed our thinking to create a school culture for children with renewed hope to Kids-at-Hope. The education of children is a responsibility that we share with the parents. Parents can be effective partners with helping raise student achievement and self-esteem when we establish and maintain positive relationships with parents.
In an effort to generate parent support and build a powerful partnership between home and school, we will engage in the following strategies:
- Form a parent involvement committee and assess the level of parent involvement.
- Set a positive tone with an annual meeting, usually during Back-to-School Night or Open House at the beginning of the school year. Send the parents a personal letter as a first positive communication to develop a productive working relationship. Parents will be informed about Title I requirements and guidelines as well as student achievement results for the previous year.
- Successful parent-teacher conferences will be planned and scheduled. The parent compact will be discussed and signed at the first conference.
- Parent academies will be held twice during the school year to provide training in reading/literacy and math to show parents how to assist their children at home.
- Herrera and ASU partner to offer American Dreamers Academy for parents to equip them with knowledge and information regarding the educational process for them and their children. Parents receive college information and a graduation certificate at the completion of the academy. 13 weeks; provide child care
- Provide Kids-at-Hope training for parents with the staff as they learn to become anchor parents, parents who demonstrate unconditional love and support for their children.
- The staff handbook and parent/student handbook, that are issued each year, will include the parent policy and the parent compact.