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School-Level Parent and Family Engagement Policy


School-Level Parent and Family Engagement Policy

This policy describes the means for carrying out parent and family engagement requirements pursuant to Education Code 11502 and 11504. How are parents notified of the policy in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language the parents can understand? How is the policy made available to the local community?

How and when is the policy updated periodically to meet the changing needs of parents and the school?
● Mesa Verde website
● Parent handbook updated annually
● Parent Square Communication
● E-mails
● “Q”
● Canvas
● Flyers
● Parent nights
● Agenda books
● Bilingual counselor, office staff and academic liaison

The school engages parents/guardians positively in their children’s education by helping them develop skills to use at home that support their children’s academic efforts at school and their children’s development as responsible members of society.
● Back to School Night
● Parent Information Nights
● Parent handbook
● Agenda book
● Parent/Teacher Conferences

The school informs parents/guardians that they can directly affect the success of their children’s learning, by providing them with techniques and strategies that they may use to improve their children’s academic success and to assist their children in learning at home.
● Parent education/information night
● Student progress information
● Parent Handbook
● Math XL
● Parent conferences/calls
● Homework Help Page
● After School Tutoring

The school builds consistent and effective communication between the home and school so that parents/guardians may know when and how to assist their children in support of classroom learning activities.

● Q Parent Connect
● Teacher websites
● Teacher email
● Canvas
● Parent Square
● Social Media

The school trains teachers and administrators to communicate effectively with parents/guardians.
● Inservices
● Staff Meetings
● Professional Development at VCOE
● Anti-bias training

The school integrates parent/guardian and family engagement programs into school plans for academic accountability.
● School Site Council
● Principal Chats
● Information goes home in Spanish and English

This policy was adopted by Mesa Verde Middle School on November 16, 2023 and will be in effect for the 2023-2024 School Year. The school will distribute the policy to all parents on, or before: December 2023
Shannon Madsen Signature of Authorized Official