Students with parents who are involved in their school tend to have fewer behavioral problems and better academic performance, and are more likely to complete high school than students whose parents are not involved in their school. Positive effects of parental involvement have been demonstrated at both the elementary and secondary levels across several studies, with the largest effects often occurring at the elementary level. A recent meta-analysis showed that parental involvement in school life was more strongly associated with high academic performance for middle schoolers than helping with homework.
How can Parents get involved?
School Site Council (SSC)
Site based decision making committee.
Monthly meeting that includes the CBAC and DELAC representative.
District English Language Acquisition Committee (DELAC)
Monthly meeting lead by the Learning and Development department about serving our English Language Learners.
Community Board Advisory Committee (CBAC)
Monthly meeting lead by the Superintendent discussing and making decisions about district wide issues.
English Language Acquisition Committee (ELAC)
Site based committee serving our English Language Learners. Meets 3X per year. (Sinnott)
SCC Monthly Meeting
CBAC Monthly Meeting
We need parent volunteers all year long.
- PTA Events
- Chaperone field trips
Tuberculosis (TB) test results must be on file for volunteers that are:
- Ongoing, long term: Volunteering at the school regularly, more than once a year
- At school: Volunteering on school grounds or in the classroom, has access to privileged information
- Face-to-face: Volunteering with direct contact with students
- Alone: Volunteering as the sole adult with students, unsupervised with students (i.e., during a field trip)
All volunteers who would like to work in the need to have a current clear TB test on file with the school. TB test results are valid for four years. Parents with a current TB test on file do not have to provide additional copies of the clearance form. Updated test results can be turned in to the school office.
Volunteer Application Form