Parent Involvement 101

Why do we need more parents to be involved?

Research show that when families get involved their children:

  • Get better grades
  • Graduate from high-school at higher rates
  • Are more likely to go on to higher education
  • Become successful members of their communities
  • Are better behaved and have more positive attitudes 
 
 
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School Parent Partnerships Include:

  • Develop effective two-way communication
  • Provide meaningful and rewarding experience for parents to participate
  • Foster relationships between diverse parent groups
  • Cultivate parent/teacher partnerships and collaboration
  • Create opportunities for parents to develop their skills and understanding of understanding how to support their children
 
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Visitors/Volunteers

Parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to visit or volunteer at TEAM Charter School.  TEAM campus visits and volunteering will not begin until the third week of school to allow our students to settle into their classrooms and routines.  If you would like to volunteer and/or visit TEAM, please note the following:

  1. Parents, guardians, and any other visitors must come into the office and sign in each and every time they come on campus and must sign out when they leave. 
  2. Visitor/Volunteer badges must be visibly worn at all times. 
  3. Please telephone or email your child's teacher in advance to arrange the best time for you to visit or help out in the classroom. In general, observation visits should be no longer than 30 minutes. However, helping in the classroom could be for longer periods of time.

Unannounced visits can become highly disruptive to the learning environment.

Here are a few examples of parent volunteer opportunities:

CLASSROOM VOLUNTEER:  If classroom volunteers are working with students and are not under the direct supervision, i.e., line of sight of the classroom teacher, they must have fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice on file with the school.  All ongoing volunteers must obtain and present TB clearance per Assembly Bill 1667.  

FIELD TRIP & PARTY CHAPERONES:  If chaperones are supervising students and/or will at any time be with students and not in the direct line of sight of a certificated teacher, they must have fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice on file with the school.

PARENT AND FACULTY ORGANIZATIONS:  PTO, School Site Council, ELAC

LUNCH TIME ASSISTANCE

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL TRAFFIC CONTROL

RECESS YARD MONITOR

As always, we want to provide the opportunity of a quality education for our TEAM Titans.  An important component of that is the participation and support of our student’s families.  While we encourage volunteers and visitors, we will also continue to work to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, are at the forefront.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

California Education Code states the following: 
Section 44811. Disruption of class work or extracurricular activities; punishment; exemptions Any parent, guardian, or other person whose conduct in a place where a school employee is required to be in the course of his or her duties materially disrupts class work or extracurricular activities or involves substantial disorder is guilty of a misdemeanor which is punishable by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars (S 1 00), by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not more than I 0 days, or both. This section does not apply to any otherwise lawful employee concerted activity, including, but not limited to, picketing and the distribution of handbills. 

 
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FINGERPRINTING and tb test

The purpose of this policy is to clarify fingerprinting and TB testing requirements for TEAM volunteers. This policy was written in accordance with California State Law.

Do parents/guardians need to register as volunteers?

Everyone who volunteers at TEAM needs to be registered as a volunteer. Registration can be by contacting the front office at (209) 462-2282 to advise your interest in volunteering. Depending on what kind of volunteering, you may be required to pass a background check. To satisfy California Education Code 49406 and Health and Safety Code Sections 121525-121555 volunteers will be administered the Adult Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment Questionnaire by a licensed health care provider (physician, physician assistant, nurse practioner, registered nurse).

 

     

     

Recommended School Attire (See Parent & Student Handbook)

All students are asked to come to school in the recommended attire each day unless it is designated as a free dress, Titan T-Shirt Friday, or Spirit Week day. The recommended dress in school is for several very important reasons: 

Like and/or uniform dress unites us as a community

When you look at a group of students in the TEAM Charter School uniform, it is a powerful visual statement of our community. Students make a commitment that when they put on the TEAM uniform they are agreeing to live up to the school’s high expectations. 

Like and/or uniform dress reduces distractions and clothing competition

Often students spend more time discussing and evaluating what others are wearing than they spend focusing on learning. Wearing uniforms eliminates this distraction. 

Like and/or uniform dress make us all equal

We all have the same mission. We are all going to college and/or preparing for the workforce. We all come to school looking the same way. 

Like and/or uniform dress looks professional

Students look neat when they arrive to school. The students come mentally prepared for the school day. Uniform dress is necessary on all school field lessons (field trips). 

School Attire

Our recommendation is for the students at TEAM Charter School to wear:

•      Long or short sleeve polo shirt in any solid color.

•      Black or white undershirts (if worn under polo shirts).

•      Navy blue, black, OR khaki pants, shorts, skirts, capris, or jumpers.

•      CLOSED TOED shoes (This is not a fashion issue, it is a safety issue). 

•      There is no fitness uniform and students may not change clothes for fitness.

•      Clothes may not be more than one size too large or have exposed layers. Clothes may not be too tight, too short or expose the midriff or lower back.

•      Sagging pants are not acceptable.

•      Head Wear - Hats or sunglasses are to be worn outside only before or after school and must face the front. Hats and jacket hoods cannot be worn in the classroom. Scarves, wave-caps, skull caps, athletic headbands, and bandanas are not to be worn unless it is worn in accordance with a religious observation.

•      Underwear should never be exposed.

•      Haircuts or clothing with language or graphics that is deemed inappropriate by any staff member cannot be worn.

•      School administration has the final word on the appropriateness of the school, optional, and free dress day attire. Students who are not in appropriate attire may not be permitted on campus. Students who repeatedly dress inappropriately and/or in an manner that may create a safety issue may be subject to discipline, up to and including suspension and dis enrollment from school.

•      Whenever any element of physical appearance or grooming, even if allowable under the school’s dress code, becomes a distraction to one's self or to others, it is no longer acceptable.

•      In order to model excellence for our students, guests who are on campus for any purpose are asked to dress in an appropriate and non distracting manner. Guests who are in any form of house wear (including house shoes, robes, pajamas, or transparent clothing), who are not wearing shirts or shoes, or have any form of underclothing exposed will be denied access to or asked to leave campus immediately. Please be conscious of tight, revealing clothing, or clothing that could be mistaken with gang affiliation while on campus.

PTO

The Parent Teacher Organization hold meetings monthly.  Please contact the front office at (209) 462-2262 for the monthly schedule.  

 

School Site Council and English Language Advisory Committee

WHAT IS THE SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL?

The SSC is a group of people elected to represent parents, teachers and other staff. Representatives are elected for two-year terms. A School Site Council (SSC) is required because our school receives special federal program funds to help students meet District Standards.

WHAT DOES THE SSC DO?

The SSC is responsible for approving the Single Plan for Student Achievement budget and providing input on the development and effectiveness of the Single Plan. The SSC is also responsible for reviewing and updating the Plan each year. The SSC meets regularly during the school year at the School.

WHO CAN BE A PARENT ON THE SSC?

Anyone who:

·       is a parent of a student at TEAM Main/Bianchi School and not an employee at this school

·       can commit to regular meetings

·       is interested in learning about school programs

·       is willing to work cooperatively with school staff and other parent representatives

SSC members are elected for two year terms.

The SSC and ELAC Meeting is scheduled monthly.  Please check in with the front office for a visitor's pass if you would like to attend.  

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California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress - CASPP

CAASPP is a system intended to provide information that can be used to monitor student progress and ensure that all students leave high school ready for college and career. The CAASPP includes computer-adaptive tests in English–language arts and mathematics as well as paper-based tests for science.

You can find more information about CASPP by clicking on the following link: http://www.caaspp.org/

To access the online practice and training tests: http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/

 

YEARBOOK 

If the school office does not receive written communication from the parent/legal guardian of a TEAM student, their student's photograph, name, and grade level will appear in the school's annual yearbook.  

Individualized Learning Programs - IEP's

What is an IEP?

A federal law called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that public schools create an IEP for every child receiving special education services. Kids from age 3 through high school graduation or a maximum age of 22 (whichever comes first) may be eligible for an IEP.

The IEP is meant to address each child’s unique learning issues and include specific educational goals. It is a legally binding document. The school must provide everything it promises in the IEP.

Here’s a quick look at what an IEP must include, by law:

  • A statement of your child’s present level of performance (PLOP)—this is how your child is doing in school now
  • Your child’s annual educational goals
  • Special education supports and services that the school will provide to help your child reach goals
  • Modifications and accommodations the school will provide to help your child make progress
  • Accommodations your child will be allowed when taking standardized tests
  • How and when the school will measure your child’s progress toward annual goals
  • Transition planning that prepares teens for life after high school

Who qualifies for an IEP?

Your child struggles in math class, and the teacher’s interventions—extra help after school, a chance to correct his mistakes—don’t help. A scenario like this doesn’t make your child eligible for an IEP. Two things must happen before a child can get special education services.

1. An evaluation. Parents, teachers, a counselor, a doctor or anyone else who suspects a child is struggling can request an evaluation. The school psychologist and other professionals may give your child various tests. They also may observe your child in the classroom.

Keep in mind that a physician or another medical professional—not the school—diagnose medical conditions, including ADHD. School evaluators don’t offer “diagnoses.” Find out more about the comprehensive evaluation process.

2. A decision. The IEP team, which includes parents and school officials, decides whether or not your child needs special education services in order to learn the general education curriculum. IDEA says that having any of 13 disabilities may qualify a child for special education. The school and parents review the evaluation and determine whether the results show that your child needs services and supports.

If the IEP team agrees that your child needs services, then the next step is to create an IEP. If your child is found ineligible, you can still try to get services for your child. For instance, you might pursue a 504 plan.

For more information about IEP's please visit Understood.org

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