MTHS Parent Engagement Policy
Mount Toro’s Parent Engagement Policy seeks to provide the tools to support the parental role in student learning, both at home and at school. The school strives to design programs which build on the strengths of its population, seek opportunities to invite parent and community participation in school activities, and create partnerships between those involved in student success. These partnerships create relationships that contribute to student achievement and that respond to the unique needs of continuation high school students and their families.
Parents as advocates, advisors, and decision makers
- Parents are recruited to participate in school governance and advocacy committees such as the School Site Council, Title I Advisory Committee, English Learners Advisory Committee, and CalSAFE Teen Parent Advisory Committee.
- Mount Toro utilizes parent letters, district phone message system, personal phone-calls, flyers, school website and student handbook to disseminate vital information to students and parents.
- Report cards are mailed home quarterly.
- Home visits related to student/family needs are made by the community liaison.
Meetings held throughout the year to assist families with issues related to student attendance and achievement.
- Parent/family orientations are held in English/Spanish on topics related to parent participation in their children’s education at home and school.
- Annual Open House/Back-to-School Night where parents meet teachers and learn about opportunities to become more involved in their child’s education.
- Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled and occur as needed. During conferences the progress of the student, grade level expectations, and other concerns are discussed and explained.
- Weekly parent informational meetings are held in the English Language Learner Center (ELLC) .
- Specialized community personnel act as resources to parents, students, principals, and teachers.