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2017-2018, Parent Involvement

Title I Parent Involvement:

  • Purpose:  To assist teachers, counselors, administration, and other school staff members, in developing, maintaining, and reinforcing positive relationships with parents in order to increase student achievement.
  • How it Works:  Use of Title I Parent Involvement and other appropriate categorical/general funds are provided to help increase parent involvement at IEP, IST, 504, Parent Conferences, ELAC, SSC, Back-to-School Night, Open House, Music/Choir & Fine Arts Program, Lunch-on-the-Lawn, and Parent/Guardian Orientation, and End-of-Year Promotion.

Back to School Night:

  • Purpose:  Offer parents the opportunity to view their students' classrooms, meet their teachers, and learn about grading, classroom expectations, and instructional strategies to be used.  Emphasis will be placed on student work, learning, and when homework is due.
  • How it Works:  Parents and guardians will be greeted during by administration and teachers in the multi purpose room.  Dinner will be served.  After a brief presentation by the principal, students and families will be dismissed to participate in a mini school day.

Community Reading Nights:

  • Purpose:  To support parents/guardians in the encouragement of their child's literacy skills.  This is a fun family activity that promotes increased bonding among students, families and teachers/staff.
  • How it Works:  Participants can bring their own reading material such as books, magazines, newspaper, and/or electronic platforms like iPad, Kindle, Laptop computer, or use the school iMac Pro computers.

Open House:

  • Purpose:  To showcase the talent of students and their achievement.  Emphasis is placed on student work that has been completed or is in progress.
  • How it Works:  Participants will be greeted by administration as they enter the Multipurpose Room for a brief presentation.  Participants are then free to tour the campus as each department will be setting up exhibits.

SBA Rewards Day & "Lunch on the Lawn":

  • Purpose:  To reward students who worked hard on their state exams.
  • How it Works:  Students report to first period.  From there they are dismissed to participate in the reward activities that they signed up for.  Parents/guardians join students for lunch time activity "Lunch on the Lawn" (parents, guardians, family members are invited onto campus to share a meal with their student.  School lunch is provided to students but families are welcome to bring their own lunch items for them and their child.

Art Showcase:

  • Purpose:  To showcase the art projects of the students from various clubs and after school programs.
  • How it Works:  Throughout the school year students who participate in the art and photography programs in the after school program put together projects and art pieces.  Parents are invited to come with their students and check out the projects that have been put on display.  Student performances and videos are also on display.

School Site Council:

  • Purpose:  To provide parents an opportunity to nominate and vote on a parent to represent them during school site council meetings.  The focus of the council is to develop and monitor the school plan.  That includes utilizing appropriate funds to support student achievement and parent involvement.
  • How it Works:  The School Site Council establishes a calendar in order to meet every four to six weeks.  Meetings are generally 1 hour long and meeting agendas are posted for public review 72 hours in advance.  Parents along with educators discuss student academics, funding, and program evaluation.

English Learners' Advisory Committee:

  • Purpose: The parents/guardians of students who are learning English at Delta Sierra Middle School are invited to participate on the committee. Participants work together to support students academically.
  • How it Works: 5 meetings are held each year with parents and guardians so that they can have input into the site plan and monitor the students in the English Language Development program.

Course Selection Seminars:

  • Purpose:  To provide students the opportunity, under their parent/guardians' guidance, in selecting courses for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • How it Works:  Current 6th graders who will be incoming 7th graders from Creekside, Oakwood, Parklane, Sutherland and Wagner Holt elementary schools will be assigned a day in March/April 2017 to come to Delta Sierra Middle School between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  After a brief presentation, the school counselor will review core and elective classes with students and guide them, along with their parents/guardians, in making the appropriate selections.  Additional teachers and staff will be on hand to assist as well as provide interpretation in various languages.  Current 7th graders who will be 8th graders the next school year will meet with the school counselor a day in March/April 2016 to review core and elective classes.

Parents In Action:

  • Purpose:  Parents/Guardians who have ideas, areas of interest, and/or suggestions for Delta Sierra Middle School are encouraged to share these with appropriate personnel on campus.
  • How it Works:  Participation in any of the above named programs and/or volunteerism of the time that is shared in providing support in classrooms, chaperoning school and student activities such as dances, field trips, fundraising efforts, as well as providing a presence during school lunch time activities is much appreciated.  Parents are also encouraged to participate in a phone tree to communicate with other parents.  Selected members representing parents/guardians will form the nucleus of the PTSA.

PTSA:

  • Purpose: Offer parents/guardians the chance to work with teachers and students on fundraising in order to fund activities for students, teachers, and the community.
  • How it Works:  Meetings will be held once a quarter to focus on the charter and ongoing fundraising activities for the advancement of Delta Sierra Middle School.

Please watch this space for specific dates and times as well as additional events.