Parental Involvement Policy @ Stafford

Parental Involvement Policy

The Board of Education Parental Involvement Policy of the Plattsburgh City School District recognizes the following:

  • The critical role of families in their children’s academic achievement and social well being;
  • The responsibility of every school to create a welcoming environment, conducive to learning and supportive of comprehensive family involvement programs that have been developed jointly with families;
  • The need to accommodate the diverse needs of families by developing jointly, with families, multiple, innovative, and flexible ways for families to be involved;
  • The rights and responsibilities of parents and guardians, particularly in their right to have access to the school, their child’s records, and their child’s classroom;
  • The value of working with community agencies that provide services to children and families;
  • The need for families to remain involved from preschool through high school;
  • The diversity of family structures, circumstances and responsibilities, including differences that might impede family participation. Policies and programs should include participation by all persons interested in the child’s educational progress, not just the biological parents; and
  • A need for links with social service and health agencies, faith-based institutions and community groups to support key family and community issues.

The faculty and staff of Stafford Middle School recognize the importance of parental involvement and participation in their child’s education and are committed to implementing the Board of Education Policy. Every effort is made to develop opportunities for parental involvement across a broad spectrum of school programs, activities and procedures, as illustrated by, but not limited to, those listed below:

  • 5th Grade Orientation
  • Teaming
  • School Improvement Planning Committee
  • Family School Organization Activities (examples: Talent Show, Penny Sale)
  • Open House Activities
  • HeartSmart Program and Parent Luncheons
  • Smart Kids Program
  • Report card Pick-up Day
  • Musical Performances and Visual Fine Arts Displays
  • Updating of Plattsburgh City School District PCSD Website
  • Homework List Serve
  • Opportunities for Parent Visits
  • School Newsletter
  • Interactive Family Activities at all Grade Levels
  • Parent Chaperones for school events
  • Guest Lecturers
  • Partnerships with Department of Social Serviced for Support to Families Interventions,
  • Supports and Services for Students
  • Sharing Curriculum, Student Expectations and Assessment Procedures related to NYS Standards
  • Intramural and Modified Sports Programs
  • Drama Club Performances
  • Family Career & Community Leaders Club