Parent involvement is a very important aspect of the Marion City Schools Preschool Program.
Each classroom teacher will give you information about how you can be involved in your child's preschool program. All the preschool teachers will communicate with parents the schedules and activities that will be occurring in the classroom.
Any custodial parent, custodian, or guardian of a child enrolled in the program shall be permitted unlimited access to the preschool during its hours of operation for the purpose of contacting the child, evaluating the care provided by the program, or evaluating the premises. Upon entering the premises as a parent participant, you must sign in at the school's office and notify the preschool teacher in advance.
Please contact the teacher if you have concerns about the program. Continuing concerns can be addressed to Ben Porter, director of student services, and/or Kattie Harmon, preschool coordinator for Marion City Schools.
Parental Involvement Policy
Marion City Schools believes that parent involvement is important to student achievement and provides services and support of parents through its efforts with parent organizations and partnerships.
"Parent involvement" means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including:
- Playing an integral role in assisting in their child's learning
- Being actively involved in their child's education
- Becoming full partners in decision-making and on advisory committees
The Marion City School District will:
- Put into operation programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents in all of its schools (with Title I, Part A programs)
- Encourage parents to be part of the decision-making process
- Incorporate this parent involvement policy into its educational plan
- Provide opportunities for the participation of all parents (including those with limited English proficiency, disabilities, and parents of migratory children)
- Provide opportunities to involve parents in decisions about how funds reserved for parental involvement activities are spent
Provide parents with information or training on the following:
- State's Academic Content Standards, Early Learning Developmental Standards (guidelines on what should be taught in every classroom at different grades)
- State and local academic assessments
- Requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (January, 2001)
- How to monitor their child's progress, their school's adequate yearly progress (AYP), and how to work with educators
- On parenting, communicating, volunteering, learning at home, decision making, and collaborating with the community
Provide staff development on how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners
- Take actions to ensure that information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format
- Provide materials, training, and programs to help parents work with their children to improve their children's academic achievement and success