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Parent & Family Engagement Policy

Title I Program Engagement

Family Involvement Matters!
Parent and family involvement in student learning and activities contributes to a student’s success in school. As the first and most important educators of a child, a parent’s engagement is fundamental to student achievement of academic goals. Valley School District views the education of our children as a cooperative effort between schools, parents or guardians, and the community.

School principals, teachers, and staff will reach out to, communicate with, and engage families as equal partners in various ways throughout the school year. Watch for information about classroom learning and extracurricular activities, as these provide wonderful opportunities for parent and family participation and will foster positive relationships between students, families, schools and the community. We encourage you to be involved in your child’s learning activities!

Parents and guardians are invited to join the district-wide Family Engagement Committee (FEC), which meets monthly during the school year. The FEC provides a meaningful way for K-12 school staff and family members to strengthen partnerships, build understanding of the role each plays in the academic and social development of students, and be engaged in school practices and policies. For more information, contact FEC Coordinator Candace Harris at (509) 937-2638.

Title I Program & Policy
Valley K-8 School participates in the federal Title I, Part A program, which is part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Valley School District receives Title 1, Part A grant monies to provide additional instructional services and interventions in its K-8 schoolwide program to close achievement gaps and help students meet challenging state academic standards. The program services any eligible student who has demonstrated a need for additional academic assistance.

Parents have many opportunities to receive information about Title I programs during school Open House and other events, meetings with teachers and, through participation in the Family Engagement Committee, you can help develop, evaluate and shape the Title I Schoolwide Program and policy.