•  TITLE I PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY

    Elkins Elementary is dedicated to the success of our students. The faculty and staff of Elkins Elementary believe that all parents are partners with teachers and other staff in the education of their children. Elkins Elementary believes that parent involvement is essential to the success of their children.

    The Elkins Elementary administration shall work in collaboration with teachers, parents, and guardians to actively support the faculty, the P.T.A. and the parents to enhance parent involvement by:

    • Respecting parents as partners in the education of their children and honoring their role as first and life-long teachers
    • Setting high expectations for excellent customer (student/parent) service
    • Expecting high student achievement for all students
    • Promoting parent involvement in site-based leadership and decision making
    • Fostering a welcoming and responsive environment for all parents
    • Establishing and promoting communication as a source of trust and understanding between the Elkins staff and parents

    At Elkins Elementary, we expect parents/guardians to be involved in their children's learning and education by:

    • Taking the initiative to seek the best educational opportunities for their children
    • Respecting the teachers and supporting the Elkins Elementary staff as partners in the education of their children
    • Utilizing two-way lines of communication between parents and the Elkins staff on the instruction, achievement, and conduct of their children
    • Participating in site-based leadership and decision making
    • Actively volunteering at Elkins Elementary 

    Opportunities for Parent Involvement

    The Elkins Elementary administration will facilitate parent involvement by providing a variety of opportunities for parents to be informed, communicate with the staff and be active participants in the education of their children.

    The parents of Elkins Elementary students have the opportunity to stay informed and communicate with the staff. The resources listed below provide important information for all parents. 

    • Student Code of Conduct and Student Handbook
    • School/Parent Compacts
    • Parent Teacher Conferences
    • Elkins Elementary Website
    • Elkins Elementary Facebook Page
    • Elkins PTA Facebook Page
    • Teachers’ Websites and Facebook Pages
    • Teachers’ Emails
    • School Messenger Phone System
    • School Marquee

    The parents, faculty, and staff of Elkins Elementary have the opportunities to interact by attending: 

    • Meet the Teacher Night
    • Curriculum Night
    • Coffee with the Principals
    • Book Fairs
    • Thanksgiving Luncheon
    • Music Programs
    • Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • Parent Trainings
    • Parent Math Night
    • Math/Science Night
    • Open House
    • PTA Meetings
    • PTA Events/Carnival
    • Class Parties
    • Classroom Visits
    • Field Trips
     
    The parents of Elkins Elementary students are invited to become directly involved in daily school activities by participating in:
     
    • Elkins Elementary P.T.A.
    • Volunteering
    • Field Trips
    • Homeroom Parent

    Parent input is valued at Elkins Elementary. Parents have the opportunity to be a part of the decision making process at our school through:

    • Elkins Elementary Campus Improvement Committee
    • ARD Committees
    • District Representatives
    • District/Campus Surveys