The purpose of Title is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state achievement standards and academic testing. The Canyons School District has a Parent Engagement Policy and Plan, and in accordance with this district policy, Midvalley has also developed a more specific plan to support our students in their learning.
Midvalley encourages parents to do the following:
- Serve on school committees as appropriate (i.e. School Community Council, PTA, etc.)
- Volunteer as opportunities are provided and as parents are able to do so.
- Attend Parent Teacher Conferences and communicate with schools in person, by phone, and through Parent Square.
- Provide a home environment for their children that values education, ensures attendance, and enables children to be ready to learn when they arrive at school.
- Work with their employers so they can participate more fully in their child’s education to help them achieve at the highest levels.
Our Parent and Family Engagement Policy will seek parent input in our Family Engagement Plan and our Title I Plan using our School Community Council, our PTA, and our Family Learning Center. These organizations will provide the school’s administration with formal recommendations to improve our students’ academic outcomes. We will also use our parent engagement activities and Parent Square Application to solicit feedback from parents through surveys. Our Parent and Family Engagement Plan will be made available to all parents and seeks to build our parents’ capacity to support their child’s learning.
Our school will utilize our website, school newsletters, and Parent Square to inform parents, in their native language, about programs, engagement activities, and meetings so that all parents have an opportunity to participate. Interpreters will be provided so that parents can successfully engage in these activities with their children, and we will show parents how to request this assistance as needed.
At the end of the school year, we will request feedback through School Community Council Meetings, PTA meetings, and surveys to determine what adjustments need to be made to our Parent and Family Engagement Plan. We will also ask for some of our parents to volunteer to serve on a district level Parent Advisory Committee to provide us with feedback on how we can support their students and their families more effectively.
Our school will provide parents with the opportunity to learn how to check on the attendance and academic achievement of their students. We will teach parents how to communicate with the Principal, Assistant Principal, Community School Facilitator, and their child’s teacher. We will help parents learn how to build the literacy and math skills of their children so that they can perform well academically. We will also work with parents to provide social and emotional supports when appropriate to ensure their child can be successful at school and interact well with both peers and adults. Parents will also be made aware of English classes and other courses that may benefit them as they support their children in their education.
We will provide all parents with our School-Parent Compact so that we understand the commitment that each of us makes to the success of each child at our school. We will also share our Parent Engagement Plan so that all parents have several ways in which they can support their child’s education at our school.
All of this information will be explained at least once a year at our Back to School Night and will be reviewed at various parent night activities. We will commit to providing information on our website for those who cannot attend in person and connecting families with key individuals in our school to engage with any follow-up questions or needs.
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact any of the following individuals:
Margaret Swanicke, Principal
Barbra Winder, Assistant Principal