Alton Elementary School

    Family Engagement Plan



    The faculty and staff of Alton Elementary School believe that parental involvement in the educational activities of the school is essential to a students’ success or failure in his/her academic endeavors.  The school and home have a shared goal of promoting success in our children.  Our parents will act as advisors, resource persons and coordinators in the following ways:


    • Attend and participate in school events.
    • Serve on the School Leadership Council.
    • Use their talents/resources to enhance the instructional programs.
    • Become school supporters and advocators.
    • Respond to memos, surveys, and questionnaires expressing ideas and concerns.


    In keeping with the core belief held by all teachers at Alton Elementary School, the following parental policy has been set forth:


    • Make parents aware of Title I policies and our participation.
    • Provide parents with a copy of the Parental Involvement Policy.
    • Allow parents to observe the school’s programs and visit classrooms
    • Provide opportunities for regular meetings, if requested, for parent participation in decisions relating to the education of your child.
    • Provide parents with timely information about programs.
    • Request feedback from parents.
    • Provide parents with a description and explanation of academic assessments used to measure student progress and the levels students are expected to meet.


    To ensure that our parents participate in the development, and implementation of the school’s programs, we will do the following:


    • Encourage parents to regularly visit and take an active role in school planning.
    • Develop jointly with parents a home/school compact showing how parents, the school and students share the responsibility.
    • Provide flexible times for our parents to attend monthly parent meetings.
    • Provide an annual meeting to explain the components and requirements of Title I.
    • Involve parents in an organized, on-going, and timely manner in the planning and development of school improvement projects.
    • Offer parental training and workshops.
    • Have written materials and information printed in English and Spanish.
    • Provide an informational board of current events to keep parents aware.



    Shelby County Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex or age.