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Henderson Middle School

School Parent and Family Engagement Policy


(Revised 5/10/2017)

In order to guarantee student success, partnerships among schools and parents are vital.  At Henderson Middle School, we recognize that parents are their children's primary teachers and their support is critical in our efforts to provide a quality education to the youth at Henderson Middle School. "Over 30 years of research has proven beyond dispute the positive connection between parent and student success.  Effectively engaging parents and families in the education of their children has the potential to be far more transformational than any other type of educational reform." (p.5, National PTA, 1997)  In order to maximize the success of our students the following strategies are planned to involve parents at Henderson Middle School.

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Parental Involvement Policy Requirements

The school will involve parents in the joint development and joint agreement of its School Parental Involvement Policy and its school wide plan, if applicable, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way under section 118(b) of the ESEA.

  • School Parental Involvement Team
  • School-Parent Compact
  • Parent Survey (one per semester)
  • School Council
  • PTO Meeting

The school will distribute to parents of participating children and the local community, the School Parental Involvement Policy.

  • School Website
  • New student enrollment Packet
  • Main office parent information display
  • Annual Title I Meeting
  • Student Information Packet

The school will convene an annual meeting to inform parents of the following: Title I, Parent Involvement Plan, School Parent Compact, and will hold parent/teacher conferences, and communicate frequently to parents on upcoming activities and workshops.

  • 6th grade Orientation
  • Various meetings throughout the school year
  • Annual Title I Meeting
  • Parent Conference Day

The school will provide to parents of participating children a description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and proficiency levels students are expected to meet.

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • School Website
  • 6th grade Parent-Student Orientation
  • Advisor/Student/Parent Annual Conferences
  • PTO Meetings
  • Welcome Letter


Shared Responsibilities for High Student Academic Achievement

The school will build the schools' and parent's capacity for strong parental involvement, in order to ensure effective involvement  of parents and to support a partnership  among the school involved, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement.

  • School Website with Academic Student Links and Parent Resource Links
  • Spring Semester/5th to 6th Grade Transition Evening for Parents
  • School Council
  • PTO Meetings
  • Community Conversation


The school will, with the assistance of its district, provide materials and training to help parents work with their children to improve their children's academic achievement, such as literacy training, and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement.


  • School Website with Academic Student Links and Parent Resource Links
  • Student Support Team & Services
  • How to Use Your Parent Portal
  • Counselor/Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences
  • Parent Workshops

The school will, with the assistance of its district and parents, educate its teachers, pupil services personnel, principals and other staff, in how to reach out to, communicate with , and work with parents as equal partners, in the value and utility of contributions of parents and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and schools.

  • Faculty Training on Parent/Teacher Communication
  • Staff Workshops
  • Faculty training on how to use Parent Volunteers

The school will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, take the following actions to ensure that information related to the school and parent-programs, meetings, and other activities, is sent to the parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request, and to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand

  • District /School Website
  • School Activities Calendar
  • Various Newsletters
  • Phone Notification System
  • School Flyers
  • Main Office Parent Information Display
  • Month at a Glance
  • Infinite Campus
  • Remind 101

Building Capacity for Involvement

The School Parental Involvement Policy may include additional discretionary activities that the school, in consultation with its parents, chooses to undertake to build parents' capacity for involvement in the school to support their children's academic achievement.

  • HMS Meet and Greet Schedule Pickup
  • PTO/School Council meetings
  • Community Calendar

The school will administer an annual survey to assess the best time for workshops, the type of workshops that are needed, and rate the effectiveness of parental involvement activities.

  • School Survey-Fall and Spring

Schools receiving Title 1, Part A funds must implement programs and activities for the involvement of parents. In order to build a dynamic home-school partnership, Henderson Middle School will implement the above parental involvement activities.