Parental Involvement Policy

Carroll Junior High School is a strong advocate of promoting partnerships that will increase parental involvement as well as participation in the promotion of social, emotional, and academic growth of children.  When schools work together with families to support learning, children are inclined to succeed not just in school, but throughout life.  Parental participation in school improves student learning.  Participation of parents and families is critical to the educational process throughout a child's entire academic career.

Carroll Junior High Parent Involvement Policy

1.  Carroll Junior High School will recruit and organize parent help and support as classroom volunteers to help teachers  (class parents).  Individual teachers will solicit parent volunteers to assist with manipulatives during a lesson, for example, on an as needed basis.  Parent volunteers will also serve as chaperones for school related events

2.  Carroll Junior High School will help families establish home environments to support children as students by offering suggestions for home conditions that support learning.  These suggestions will be offered through the school newsletter.

3.  Carroll Junior High School will design effective forms of communications with families about school programs and their children's progress.  Parents and students may pick-up report cards with conferences on improving grades during parent/teacher conference night.  A school newsletter will be sent to parents every two months.  Mail-o-grams will be sent home to parents of students showing excellent progress during the nine weeks.  Teachers will make immediate telephone contact with parents regarding disciplinary problems in the classroom.

4.  Carroll Junior High School will provide information and ideas to families about how to help students at home with homework and other curricular activities by sponsoring an across the curriculum "Family Night."  The Family Night will occur once each semester.

5.  Carroll Junior High School will include parents in school decisions by organizing a PTA/PTO organization.

6.  Carroll Junior High School will integrate resources from the community to strengthen school programs, student learning and development by establishing school/business partnerships (adopt-a-school, classroom guest speakers, assembly guest speakers).