Parent and Family Engagement
Involving families as partners in the education process is critical throughout a child’s academic career. When families support learning, children are more successful in school and school success helps children become successful adults.
ESSA explains that to ensure effective engagement of parents as well as support a partnership among the school, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement, each district and school must:
Assist parents in understanding state academic content standards, state academic achievement standards, state and local academic assessments, the requirements of the Title I, Part A program, and how to monitor their child’s progress and work with educators to improve the achievement of their children.
Provide training and materials to help parents work with their children to improve their achievement, such as literacy and technology training.
Train staff with the assistance of parents on how to reach out to, communicate and work with parents as partners in their children’s education thereby building ties between the parents and the school.
Implement and coordinate parent programs and activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in participating in the education of their children.
Ensure that information about school activities and meetings are provided to parents in a format and language they can understand.
Coordinate and integrate parent/family engagement programs with early childhood programs, Head Start, and public preschools to support parents in helping in their children’s education.
Below is a link to the free/reduced meal application forms site. The form can now be filled out and submitted online. It can be completed in English or Spanish, just select your language preference in the upper righthand corner of the page. If you have any questions, please contact the cafeteria manager.
Click the link below to download the monthly menu as a PDF
The Plains Elementary School Hot Sox is a Jump Rope team, consisting of third, fourth, and fifth grade students, that performs at local venues in the surrounding community.