Parental Involvement Policy

The Parental Involvement Policy of the Plattsburgh City School District Board of Education recognizes the following:

  • The critical role of families in their children’s academic achievement and social well being;
  • The responsibility of every school to create a welcoming environment, conducive to learning and supportive of comprehensive family involvement programs that have been developed jointly with families;
  • The need to accommodate the diverse needs of families by developing jointly, with families, multiple, innovative, and flexible ways for families to be involved;
  • The rights and responsibilities of parents and guardians, particularly in their right to have access to the school, their child’s records, and their child’s classroom;
  • The value of working with community agencies that provide services to children and families;
  • The need for families to remain involved from preschool through high school;
  • The diversity of family structures, circumstances and responsibilities, including differences that might impede family participation.  Policies and programs should include participation by all persons interested in the child’s educational progress, not just the biological parents; and
  • A need for links with social service and health agencies, faith-based institutions and community groups to support key family and community issues.
The faculty and staff of Oak Street School recognize the importance of parental involvement and participation in their child’s education and are committed to implementing the Board of Education Policy.  Every effort is made to develop opportunities for parental involvement across a broad spectrum of school programs, activities and procedures, as illustrated by, but not limited to, those listed below:
  • District-wide Parent/Student/Community Forum
  • Adult/Student Mentor Program
  • Learn and Serve Program
  • Take-home Reading, Writing and Math activities
  • School-wide Themes & Events (Global Village, Science Fair)
  • Family School Association (FSA) Activities (Jumpin' Jivin' Jaguar Night, Fifth Grade Celebration, Open House & Picnic )
  • Bi-Monthly Parent Luncheons
  • Report Card Conferences
  • Use of Parent Volunteers
  • Assembly Programs
  • Musical Performances & Visual Fine Arts Displays
  • Distribution of Parent Handbooks
  • Updating of Plattsburgh City School District PCSD Website
  • Opportunities for Parent Visits
  • School Newsletter, the “News & Notes
  • Interactive Family Activities at all Grade Levels
  • Partnership with YMCA for Before and After School Program
  • Partnership with Department of Social Services for Support to Families
  • Interventions, Supports and Services for Students under the direction of Child Advocate and PSAP Worker
  • Sharing Curriculum, Student Expectations and Assessment Procedures related to NYS Standards