Parent and Family Engagement

Oak Ridge Schools defines Parent and Family Engagement as school, family and community partnerships built on trust and meaningful communication that creates strong academic support systems for all students.

The district and each school shall implement programs, activities, and procedures that support the six Tennessee Standards for Family School Partnerships. Oak Ridge School staff and faculty are expected to know, understand and implement these standards collaboratively with families and parents.

Tennessee Standards for Family School Partnership

Standard 1: Welcoming all Families into the School Community

Families are active participants in the life of the school, and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class and school.

Standard 2: Communicating Effectively

Families and school staff engage in regular, meaningful communication about student learning.

Standard 3: Supporting Student Success

Families and school staff continuously work together to support students’ learning and healthy development both at home and at school, and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively.

Standard 4: Speaking up for Every Child

Families are informed and enabled to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated fairly and have access to learning opportunities that will support their success.

Standard 5: Sharing Power

Families and school staff are equal partners with equal representation in decisions that affect students and families and together inform, influence, and create policies, practices, and programs.

Standard 6: Collaborating with Community

Families and school staff work together with community members to connect students, families, and staff to expanded learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation.

Title I Shared Responsibilities

Parent and Family Engagement

Parent and Family Engagement is an important component of Title I. Research has consistently shown that parents can influence their child’s education and success in school. We encourage you to be actively involved in your child’s education.

How Can Parents Help?

  • Make sure your child attends school each day.
  • Support your school’s extracurricular activities.
  • Join your school’s PTO.
  • Volunteer at your child’s school.
  • Attend parent/teacher conferences.
  • Communicating with your child’s teacher regularly by phone or email.
  • Keep your child’s teacher informed about events that may effect your child’s success at school.

Annual Title I Parent Meetings

Each Title I school has an annual Title I meeting. These meetings are held at the beginning of each school year and provide opportunities to learn about the Title I program,  policies, procedures, and curriculum in each school.

Title I Information Power Points

Glenwood Elementary School Title I Information

https://www.ortn.edu/Title_I/2018_GW_Parent.pptx

Linden Elementary School Title I Information

https://www.ortn.edu/Title_I/2018_LN_Parent.pptx

Willow Brook Elementary School Title I Information

https://www.ortn.edu/Title_I/2018_WB_Parent.pptx

Woodland Elementary School Title I Information

https://www.ortn.edu/Title_I/2018_WL_Parent.pptx

Title I Parent Advisory Committees

Each Title I school has a Parent Advisory Committee that meets quarterly to discuss school and community issues. This committee is essential to creating a successful partnership between the school, home and the community. The mission of the Parent Advisory Committee is to involve families, schools and the community in the educational success of all children through active participation and clear communication.

Expectations of the committee:

-Represent all parents and students in your school

-Attend quarterly meetings

-Share ideas and information with others

-Work collaboratively with your principal, Family Liaison and the school PTO in order to increase Parent and Family Engagement

-Provide feedback regarding Title I policies and activities

If you are interested in joining your school’s Parent Advisory Committee, please email your school principal or Allison Peters, Title I Family Liaison at AKPeters@ortn.edu for more information.

Title I Family School Compacts

The Oak Ridge School District believes that a school, home, and community partnership is essential to the success of all children. Parent and Family Engagement is key to a positive school experience. Each Title I school creates a family-school compact which outlines how parents, students, and staff will work together to share responsibility for creating a safe and welcoming campus and improving student academic achievement.

Family School Compacts by School

Glenwood Elementary School

https://www.ortn.edu/Title_I/2018_GW_Compact.docx

Linden Elementary School Family/School Compacts(by grade level)

1st grade:

https://www.ortn.edu/Title_I/2018_Grade1_LN_Compact.docx

2nd grade:

https://www.ortn.edu/Title_I/2018_Grade2_LN_Compact.docx

3rd grade:

https://www.ortn.edu/Title_I/2018_Grade3_LN_Compact.docx

4th grade:

https://www.ortn.edu/Title_I/2018_Grade4_LN_Compact.pdf

Kindergarten:

https://www.ortn.edu/Title_I/2018_GradeK_LN_Compact.docx

Willow Brook Elementary School

https://www.ortn.edu/Title_I/2018_WB_Compact.docx

Woodland Elementary School

https://www.ortn.edu/Title_I/2018_WL_Compact.docx

Title I Staff

Dr. Kelly Williams

Executive Director of Teaching and Learning

865- 425-9016

kmwilliams@ortn.edu

Elizabeth McFall

Assistant to Kelly Williams

865-425-9013

emcfall@ortn.edu

Allison Peters

Family Liaison

AKPeters@ortn.edu

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