Parent Involvement Plan

Rush Strong School faculty and staff recognize that families and community members are an integral part of our school. Parents, family members, and community members are welcome in our school and are encouraged to get involved in school activities and participate in the education of our students.
Parents are kept informed of student progress with four report cards and four progress reports throughout the year. They are also given opportunities to meet with teachers at Parent/Teacher conferences in the fall and spring. In addition, parents are welcome to arrange further meetings with faculty throughout the year. Student progress, proficiency levels, and benchmarks at each grade level will be explained by teachers during conferences.
Parents are invited to attend Meet the Open House scheduled mid August, to visit classrooms and meet with administration. Additionally, booths were set up to promote several programs the school offers as well community programs to educate parents and students as to what is available in our community.
This year, Rush Strong School has partnered with churches in our community to provide smart snacks to our students. Healthy snacks are provided midmorning so students won't get as hungry until lunch and can concentrate on learning.
PTO meetings will be held regularly and publicized in the monthly newsletter and online on our school website. Parents are encouraged to ask questions and present ideas or suggestions at these meetings. Parents and community members will be invited to participate in PTO sponsored events, such as Fall Festival, Christmas in Jefferson County, Box Tops for Education, Open House among other events.
Parents of pre-kindergarten students are invited to attend monthly parent meetings and all parents are encouraged to attend volunteer training throughout the school year. These meetings have developmental education focus and give parents suggestions for activities that can be done at home. Rush Strong pre K teachers and assistants make periodic home visits to each of their students.
Parents will be kept informed of school activities through newsletters, teacher notes, email, school website and one call now calling system. Parents and students along with other family members will be invited to events such as Family Night, Family Reading Night, Night of the Arts just to name a few events. Refreshments, quest speakers, displays of student work and activities to encourage parent and student interaction will be included in these events.
Each year the School-Parent Compact will be signed by the school, student and the parent and kept on file at the school. The Parent Involvement Plan will be reviewed and revised annually or as otherwise required.