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Guidelines for Parental Involvement in AGSD Schools

At AGSD, we believe that children are most successful when families are involved in their education. In AGSD, district administration, principals, teachers, and parents/guardians all have important roles to play.

Children achieve success when families are engaged in their education. In partnerships, each level has roles and responsibilities in supporting academic achievement and student success.

District Administration

  • Makes high-quality family communication and engagement a priority districtwide.
  • Provides regular opportunities for families to participate in dialogue on districtwide issues through focus groups and other family groups.
  • Makes family communication and engagement an integral part of the district’s professional evaluation process.

Principals

  • Enhance family communication and engagement by empowering all school staff to communicate and work closely with families.
  • Treat families as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.
  • Provide regular opportunities for families to participate in decisions on school site issues through school level groups and family organizations.
  • Actively seek and support family and community partnerships.
  • Continuously improve family communication and strengthen the partnership between school and home for all families at their school.

Teachers

  • Communicate clearly and regularly with families, engaging them in classroom curriculum and instruction as well as family engagement activities.
  • Contact families early in the year to build two-way communication for positive relationships.
  • Treat families as respected and valued partners in their children’s education.
  • Welcome and encourage family participation in the classroom.
  • Provide instructional strategies for families to use at home.

Parents and Guardians

  • Work as responsible partners with the district administration, the principal and the teacher to support their student’s success.
  • Read and respond to all school communication.
  • Actively participate in their student’s curriculum and instruction.
  • Create places and provide materials that support their student’s learning.
  • Volunteer and participate in district, school and classroom activities that strengthen the partnership between home and school.

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