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Family-School Compact for Achievement
 
A Family-School Compact for Achievement is an agreement that parents, students, and teachers collaboratively develop. It explains how the parent, students and teachers will work together collectively with student shared responsibility for improved student academic achievement to help all children achieve the state standards. 
 
 
 
Parental Involvement Policy 2018-2019

 

 
Building parent involvement at Redan Elementary is one of our highest commitments to ensure the success of our students and increase academic performance. We welcome our parents’ suggestions and recommendations for ensuring that we are providing a quality educational program for all students. Research has shown that when parents are involved in their child’s education the children are likely to: a) earn better grades; b) score higher on tests; c) attend school regularly; d) have better behavior and social skills; e) be more positive in their attitude toward school; f) complete assignments and homework; g) graduate and continue their education. Redan Elementary School parents are encouraged to play an active role in their child’s educational program by working on various school committees, such as the Title I Parental Involvement Committee, PTA, School Council, and the Consolidated School Improvement Planning Committee /AdvancED Committee, and participating in classes through the Redan Academy for Parents to help parents receive additional support with developing a deeper understanding of the curriculum for the core content areas.

Parents at Redan Elementary are recognized as our primary partner in educating and supporting student learning. This relationship is vital to improving student academic performance and student behavior. The following classes or activities will be coordinated through the Redan Parent Academy and School Community and Cooperative Culture Committee to involve parents in our comprehensive interdisciplinary educational program.

  • Title I Annual Meeting
  • Open House and Curriculum Night
  • Instructional Fall Carnival  
  • Parent/Teacher/Student Led Conferences. 
  • PTA
  • Redan Tutorial Program: Bridging the Gap After School Tutoring Program 
  • Testing In-service and Parenting Workshops 
  • 5th Grade Meeting (Rising Sixth Graders) 
  • Mentoring 
  • Kindergarten Preview Day 

 

Redan Elementary uses the following communication methods to provide parents with timely information about school wide programs and the academic progress of the students: 

  • Redan Communication Packet (Weekly): Information is sent home to parents about the behavior and academic progress of their child(ren). In addition, newsletters, graded work, progress reports, program announcements and other school related materials are sent home on Thursdays in a folder.
  • Agenda and Student Handbook: Each student in grades Pre-K-5 are afforded an opportunity to purchase an agenda for $5.00. Students are given a copy of the Student Handbook which is used to communicate to parents, information regarding local school’s expectations and policies and procedures. The agenda provides teachers and parents with a means of daily communication about academic and behavior issues. The DeKalb School District’s Student Code of Conduct explains rules and guidelines for the school system and the local school.
  • Redan Elementary Newsletters: These information letters for parents are given out weekly and monthly. Any news that concerns the whole school and/or individual classes is addressed in these publications.
  • Calling Posts and Local School website
  • Email Tree/Email addresses will be collected from every parent and school news will be sent to parents via email too.
  • CSIP/SACS Surveys (January): Parents complete these surveys. The collected data is compiled and reviewed to improve the overall school environment. Results are shared with all stakeholders.
  • Infinite Campus is a secure, web-based student access information application for parents, guardians, and students. Access and data is secure in that users can view only that information for which they are authorized. The entire district will be implementing Infinite Campus and providing parents with access codes to view their child’s academic and attendance data. Ability to check student information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ability to view a variety of student information such as attendance and discipline, Increased sense of ownership and responsibility for personal progress through viewing of homework assignments and due dates, grades, test scores and personal course schedules. Also, improved communications with the school and with students’ teachers.   
  • Progress reports will be issued every 4.5 weeks with a final report card issued every 18 weeks at the end of each semester.

 

 

Parents' Right to Know
 
The Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires school districts to notify parents of their right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct their child. To find out more about your right know, please click here.
 
 
Parent Resources
 
DeKalb County School District Parental Involvement Policy
 
Please click here to view the district's policy on parental involvement:  http://filecabinet3.eschoolview.com/6D2EAB82-EEDC-47B7-B504-71A8E37B94D7/DCSD_Parental_Involvement_Policy.pdf 
 
Redan Elementary School's PTA
Redan ES 2018-2019 Title 1 Parent and Family Engagement Stakeholder's Input Survey 
 
Dear Parents here you will find the survey for the Parent and Family Engagement Stakeholder's Input Survey.  Click here to complete the survey. http://bit.ly/RES_T19 
 
Fam-Flix 
 
Fam-Flix is here! Online learning and family engagement is now available for free any time you want it.  Click here to access the parent information flyer and find out more. 
 
 

The Redan Elementary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA), along with the Principal, Dr. Deborah Cowan Steele, is dedicated to reaching every student’s potential by engaging and empowering families and the Redan community. We believe in the values that the Georgia PTA demonstrates and puts into action each and every day by means of collaboration with parents, faculty, and staff; commitment to promote the health, well-being and educational success of each student through parent, family, and community involvement; accountability for our obligations and promises; respect for one another, students, and our faculty and staff members; and integrity by standing behind these beliefs and acknowledging our mistakes and seeking amends. These goals hold true to what we believe a community should provide. We invite you to become a member and participate in our activities both from an educational perspective as well as when we get together to share each other’s company, thoughts, and viewpoints. The Redan Elementary School PTA is confident in our purpose to promote the welfare of children and youth at home, at school, and in our community!

For more information about membership, upcoming meeting dates, and how you can become involved, contact Redan Elementary School at 678-676-3502. 

Redan's PTA ID#:  1703 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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