Parents

  • Ways to Help at Home

    The partnership between the school and home is critical to support student success.  Click here for resources for helping your child at home.  These resources are available to your child to use during the school year and throughout the summer. 

     

    Parent Involvement

    Parents of students receiving literacy and/or math support in Jackson Local Schools will be involved in the following ways:

     

    • Letters of enrollment will be sent to the parents of the qualified students at the beginning of each year or as identified for service.

     

    • Parents of students receiving literacy and/or math support will be invited to attend a conference in the fall and spring. The purpose of this meeting will be to disseminate information about the interventions offered during POLAR Time and the various ways we support students during the year.

     

    • Teachers will be available for parents to communicate any concerns, comments, or suggestions that may arise. Timely response to parent inquiries will be made.

     

    • Teachers will provide ongoing feedback about students’ progress including written communications, and parent-teacher conferences.

     

    • Parents of students receiving literacy and/or math support will be offered literacy and math materials to support their child’s learning.

     

    • Throughout the school year, parents will be given opportunities for feedback. This will include ongoing needs assessment at monthly parent meetings and a spring evaluation to assess the year.

     

    • Parent input from the ongoing needs assessment and program evaluation surveys will be documented and recommendations will be considered.  Any questions/concerns regarding the program will be addressed in a timely manner.

     

    Parent School Compact

    PURPOSE: To improve student achievement by a shared parent, student, school, and teacher partnership. 

     

    COMMITMENT FROM THE SCHOOL: Jackson Local Schools will strive to do the following: 

    • Provide a high-quality education, taught by Highly Qualified Teachers, in an effective learning environment that enables our students to meet state standards.

    • Information about our reading and math interventions can be reviewed again here.

    • Hold parent-teacher conferences, during which the student’s growth will be discussed as they relate to the individual student’s achievement. 

    • Provide parents with frequent reports on their child’s progress.

    • Provide parents opportunities to volunteer, participate in classroom activities, and parent-family activity nights.

    • Involve parents in school-wide programs planned by our parent teacher groups or the district.

    COMMITMENT FROM STAFF/TEACHER: Jackson Educators agree to be academically responsible in the following ways:

    • Provide a high quality curriculum that enables the student to meet state performance standards

    • Notify parents of changes affecting attendance, achievement, grades, or behavior 

    • Provide open communications between parents and teachers 

    • Provide opportunities for parents to volunteer, participate, and/or observe in the classroom

    • Participate in conferences and report student progress 

    COMMITMENT FROM PARENT/GUARDIAN:  As a parent or guardian who has responsibility for the student, I will attempt to attend at least one parent-teacher conference to discuss my student’s academic development. I will read each progress report and talk about academic development with my student. I understand that I will have reasonable access to my student’s teachers along with opportunities to participate in my student’s class. As the parent/guardian, I agree to support the learning of my student. Below are examples of how to assist your student:

    • Establish a time for homework and monitor for completion

    • Participating in conferences 

    • Establish a place for study

    • Monitor attendance

    • Read and practice math facts nightly

    • Read each night with my child

    • Read and discuss progress reports

    • Support the school in its efforts to maintain proper discipline

    Parent’s Right to Know

    As part of the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (Public Law 114-95), Section 112 (e)(1)(A), any school district receiving Title I funds must notify the parents of each student attending any school receiving Title I funds that they may request, and the district will provide information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers, including:

    • Whether the teachers have met State qualifications for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
    • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other professional status that the State has waived;
    • The degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher and the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and
    • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and if so their qualifications.

     

    Additional Information

    A school that receives Title I funds must provide to each individual parent

    • Information on the level of achievement the child has made on all state assessments; and
    • Timely notice that the parent’s child has been assigned or taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.

    You may request the information by emailing Barry Mason, the Assistant Superintendent. Please include the full name of your child, your full name, address, contact phone number, and the name of your child’s teacher with your request.