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P - Participate in your child's learning.

A - Accept only the best your child can do!

R - Read to your child and with your child every night.

E - Exemplify those behaviors you would like your child to copy.

N - Nurture the attitude in your child that he/she can learn.

T - Talk to your child, and listen to your child.

S - Snuggle. Have you hugged your child lately?

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Parent Conferences

Parent Conferences are held school-wide in the fall at teh end of the first quarter. In the spring, at the end of the third quarter, all primary grades hold spring conferences and upper grades hold conferences as needed. In addition to these scheduled conferences, teachers are available at any point in the school year to hold conferences.

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Parent Liason and Parent Involvement Policy and School Compact

Parent Liason

The job of Parent Liaison was established for the purpose/s of working with parents of students, promoting their involvement and providing information and/or direction; assisting parents in goal setting and educational development of their school aged children; developing and refining program materials.

  • Coordinates volunteer programs for parent/legal guardian and other individuals as assigned for the purpose of assisting in improving parent/legal guardian involvement and enhancing student success
  • Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and committees (e.g. parent-student workshops, educational seminars, department in-service, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and remaining knowledgeable with current professional program regulations .
  • Participates in home visits as needed and/or assigned for the purpose of enhancing student success, increasing parent/legal guardian understanding and/or ensuring safety of students and/or personnel.
  • Prepares a variety of documents, reports and written materials (e.g. student progress, contacts with parents, teachers, outside professionals, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to parents, staff; providing written support, developing recommendations and/or conveying information.
  • Serves as liaison to parents/legal guardians and students for the purpose of removing barriers to student∆s success in school.

Contact Maria Berry for any information at 530-436-2233

Parents are the First Teachers - Sara Lawrence Lightfoot

GES School Compact

Grenada has jointly developed with and distributed to parents, students and staff a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. It also describes how the school and parents will develop a partnership to help children reach proficiency on the California content standards. The school-parent compact describes, among others, the following items:

  1. The school’s responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction
  2. The parents’ responsibility to support their children’s learning
  3. The importance of ongoing communication between parents and teachers through, at least, annual conferences, reports on student progress, access to staff, and opportunities to volunteer and participate in and observe the educational program

The School Site Council, with input from staff, students, and parents, developed and revises the school-parent compact.

It is the belief of all stakeholders that an important part of a child’s growth depends on developing self-discipline and understanding that school rules, adopted for the benefit of the majority. These rules are to be recognized and obeyed by all at all times. It is also our belief that this kind of self-discipline is the beginning of a responsible and law-abiding adult citizen in our community.

The Grenada Student Handbook is sent home at the beginning of each school year to all students. The handbook contains the Students Behavior Code, Student Discipline Policy, Parent volunteer and visitation policy and the Parent/School compact and other relevant information.

The School Compact is to be signed by each student, parent and teacher and administrator every year. It is then returned and filed by each teacher. Please see the attachment for a copy of the compact: GES School Compact

Parent Involement and the Teen Years

It sometimes appears that as students get older, the parents’ role in their education fades. This is a misleading notion. A good school with dedicated staff goes a long way toward promoting healthy academic and social development, but strong support from home is essential to student success. How can you do that? Here are some ideas:

  • Reinforce the importance of education. Daily speeches aren’t necessary, but occasionally point out the rewards of a good education: expanded life choices, a sense of fulfillment, increased earning capacity, and continued intellectual growth. Let your student know you care about their school progress, what they are learning and how they feel about subjects, issues, and assignments.
  • Provide homework support. Make certain there is a distraction free and suitable study area and an established homework schedule. Supply needed resources (books, paper, pencils, dictionary, etc.) and turn off the television. Offer advice, interest and assistance, but don’t do the work. Be a “study buddy” before exams making sure concepts, terms and problems are understood. Express enthusiasm and interest in both short and long term assignments. Read, review and remark on the assignments you see.
  • Work with the school. Call teachers, counselors, or administrators if you have questions or concerns. Know the school’s expectations and the homework expectations in each class. Support these expectations at home. Insist on the same level of attendance that your employer expects from you. School is your student’s job for the next several years. Be an active member of the school community.

As a team, we can help students become confident and successful both academically and socially.

Parent Involvement Policy

The goal at Grenada Elementary School is to ensure that parents and community members have the opportunity to assist and support the educational process through participation in decisions making and volunteer activities.  It is our belief and desire to have parents and community members be an integral part of our students learning process. To read more about our Parent Involvement Policy please see that attached policy statement: Parent Involvement Policy.

In addition, you may want to refer to the GESD Board Policy and Administrative Regulations 6020 regarding the  District's Parent Involvement Policy: AR/BP 6020