Parent Teacher Conference
Insert graphic displays of the number and percent of parents/guardians attending parent/teacher conference 2017-18
|Higher Secondary School||2017-18||306||100%|
Parent Involvement Policy
The Board of Education believes that the education of children is a joint responsibility, one it shares with the parents of the school community. To ensure that the best interests of the child are served in this process, a strong program of communication between home and school must be maintained.
The parents have the right to participate in the education of their children as well as the ultimate responsibility for their children’s in-school behavior, including the behavior of students who have reached the legal age of majority, but are still, for all practical purposes, under parental authority.
The Board recommends that the following activities be implemented to encourage parent-school cooperation:
parent-teacher conferences to permit two-way communication between home and
school meetings of staff members and groups of parents of those students having special abilities, disabilities, needs, or problems special events of a cultural, ethnic, or topical nature which are initiated by parent groups, involve the cooperative effort of students and parents, and are of general interest to the schools or community.
open houses in District schools to provide parents with the opportunity to see the school facilities, meet the faculty, and sample the program on a first hand basis
Each school in the District shall hold an open house at least annually.
For the benefit of children, the Board believes that parents have a responsibility to encourage their child’s career in school by:
supporting the schools in requiring that the children observe all school rules and regulations, and by accepting their own responsibility for children’s willful in-school behavior; sending children to school with proper attention to their health, personal cleanliness, and dress;
- maintaining an active interest in the student’s daily work and making it possible for the student to complete assigned homework by providing a quiet place and suitable conditions for study;
- reading all communications from the school, signing, and returning them promptly when required;
- Cooperating with the school in attending conferences set up for the exchange of information of the child’s progress in school.
Summary of Parent Involvement
Renaissance Education Foundation Higher Secondary School places a high priority on parent involvement, as evidenced by the funding of the Family Connection Program. Traditionally, parent involvement is high in the lower grades and tends to drop off as children get older.
The Family Connection maintains a volunteer-staffed office at each building. Parents are encouraged to call with general questions and often work on projects for staff and teachers. A volunteer form goes out in our back-to-school mailings, offering at least 20 ways to stay involved at each building. The Family Connection Office continues to strive to increase parent involvement on all levels from “volunteers” to “partners”. As an example, each volunteer form offers the option to serve on a school committee during the year. Administrators have drawn from that list many times this year, including soliciting parent input on updating the student policy manual at SHS. Nineteen parents attended different meetings and played a major part of the decision making process.
Renaissance Education Foundation Higher Secondary School emphasized school to home communication via many forms, including:
Written communication is by regular building newsletters and our local newspaper. The REF Journal now employs an Education Reporter working with all school districts in the county. In addition, we provide information on special student achievements and activities in a weekly “Chalk Talk” column. Many informational and reminder flyers are sent home with students. Individual “Good News” postcards are mailed home with personal notes from teachers. Emphasis is placed on making the first communication with parents positive.
Face-to-face opportunities are Open Houses and “Back to School” . This year we were successful in increasing attendance at school functions by “piggybacking” events. The idea is to give busy parents more than one reason to attend. For instance, PAC meetings and book fairs were held in conjunction with fall open houses. Orientation meetings are held in the spring for parents and students to help prepare those students who will make a transition to a new building in the fall.
Telephone lines are maintained for Family Connection Offices with recorded information on upcoming events, plus the opportunity to leave messages with any questions. With district technology upgrades, there are now four phones lines in campus contact between parents and school management and will be expected in every classroom, so phone contact between parents and teachers will be improved.
Computer technology has improved communication for those with internet access. Power School is a valuable tool for monitoring their child’s attendance and work habits, along with the opportunity to e-mail teachers immediately with any questions. School calendars, daily announcements and Skills Tutor, offering homework help for students (and parents) working at all levels are also available from the REF’s web-site www.reduf.org
This year the Family Connection maintained a page on the web-site offering a “news” page that was updated frequently, along with links to information for each building, parent calendars, and current volunteer options. Our News page featured summer hours for school libraries and computer labs, along with a link to local “Summer Fun and Learning Opportunities”.
Volunteer hours are logged at the Family Connection Office. Every effort is made to identify active volunteers, but there are areas such as individual field trips where volunteer hours are difficult to determine volunteers logged 1825 hours including working for the Athletic Boosters in the concession stand at home events, and are not included in the following.
REF Higher Secondary School newsletter, preparation and staffing the Family Connection office. REF Youth and Family office, assisted by the Family Connection office, sponsors several functions each year including a Progressive Parties. Hours were also counted in support in Conference, Leadership Workshops. So many activities at the campus take place after school hours that it is difficult to document all volunteers. Many volunteers assisted with the Music Classes, homecoming float assembly, school academic activities and presentations.
REF teams rank themselves on the indicators of academic Performance, indicators that are based on research and best practice. The culmination of this accreditation process is a report card, with letter grades (see below):
Parents Contribution/Scholarships:State the number and percentage of parents contribution in Renaissance Education Foundation (REF) School/college level. The financial challenges are still insurmountable for most students. Getting an educational need not be a privilege enjoyed only by the financially endowed. Instead, it should be an open door waiting for interested students from all walks of their life.
|Students Enrollment in different Levels||# of Enrolled Students 2017-18||% of Enrolled Students 2017-18||Parents Contribution Rate % 2017-18||Scholarships to Enrolled Students 2017-18||% of Enrolled Students 2017-18||Passing Rate % 2017-18|
|Higher Secondary School||306||18.30%||15.00%||85.00%||0|
It is great pleasure to announce that ten students have been selected to receive Scholarship award of Rs.12000/- year from Italian kind hearted people. We are looking forward to have some more scholarships for most deserving students.
Process for Development/Alignment of English,Urdu,Islamiyat,
Math, Science(s), Computer Sciences and Social Studies:
Once every 6 years every core area receives a complete curriculum review and rewrite. A district team is assembled with Nursery-12 representation including classroom,
EL curriculum was reviewed in the 2006-07 REF year and implemented in the 2007-08 REF year.
Math curriculum was reviewed in the 2006-07 REF year. Maps were revised and textbook selections were made: Nursery-2 will use an updated version of Everyday Math activities, 3-5 selected, 6-8 will use an updated Connected Math and 9-12 selected materials from textbooks.
Sciences (Physics, Chamistry, Bioalogy)
Science curriculum was reviewed in the 2007-08 REF year.
Social Studies curriculum was reviewed in the 2006-07 REF year. Maps were revised and textbook selections were made: Nursery-5 supplemented existing materials; the only new materials were adopted in 3rd grade. 6-12 selected materials from textbooks.
Uddu curriculum was reviewed in the 2006-07 REF year and implemented in the 2007-08 REF year.
Uddu curriculum was reviewed in the 2006-07 REF year and implemented in the 2007-08 REF year.
IT skilled activities based curriculum, Nursery-2, 3-5 selected activities and textbook “New jump start” recommended by the Board of Education, 6-8 will use an updated Connected computer books and 9-12 selected materials from textbooks.
Education though Arts (ETA)
Education through Music (ETM)
Education through activities (ETA)
Education through different projects (ETDP)
Open House (OH)
Annual Function (AF)
Speaker session series (SSE)
The REF has always looking forward to invite national and International personalities to begin its Speaker Session Series to share ideas to make students, parents, faculty in their life. These efforts of the organization we believed will be able to make exemplar citizen in the society.
Equitable access to appropriate instruction in the academic curriculum:
The REF curriculum is required for all students, including special education. Through ongoing professional development and regular special education meetings, teachers are taught strategies for differentiation of curriculum ensuring that all students receive the same curriculum. Ongoing efforts to design curriculum maps will continue to refine the process.