Naaman Forest is a Title 1 school. Below is our parent involvement policy and attached is the
Parent and School Compact.   
Spanish Version.

Parent Involvement Policy

Parent Advisory Committee | Receiving Information | Parent Meetings | Parent Comments | Partnership

Naaman Forest High School recognizes that a child’s education is a responsibility shared by the school and family during the entire period the child spends in school.  To support the goal that all children succeed academically and in life, the school and parents must work together as partners.

I.  An annual meeting will be held to inform parents of the school’s participation in Title I, to explain the Title I requirements and the right of parents to be involved. The school will invite all parents and will encourage them to attend. 

II. Parents will be involved in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s parental involvement policy and in the development of the schoolwide program in an organized, ongoing, and timely way.

  • Volunteers will be recruited to serve on the Campus Improvement Team (CIT) and Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)
  • The CIT will be responsible for the joint development of the schoolwide plan and the PAC will be responsible for the joint development of the Parental Involvement Policy.
  • The CIT will meet 5 times during the school year to address campus needs as they relate to the school wide plan and the Parental Involvement Policy.
  • The PAC will meet 3 times during the school year to address campus needs as they relate to the school wide plan and the Parental Involvement Policy.
  • Parents will be given the opportunity to comment on the schoolwide plan and Parental Involvement Policy when they are made public to the community
  • An annual review, evaluation, and revision of the Parental Involvement Policy and schoolwide plan will occur in the spring semester and will include parents through surveys and focus group as well as the CIT. 

III.  All information about Naaman Forest High School’s Title I programs will be provided to parents in a uniform format that is easy to understand.  Upon request, parents with disabilities will be provided information in alternative formats whenever reasonably possible.  Parents will receive information in a language they can understand whenever reasonably possible. Parents should expect to receive information in the following ways:

  • Phone calls
  • Naaman Forest High School’s website
  • Twitter
  • E-News

IV.  Information provided to parents about the Title I programs includes a description and explanation of the school’s curriculum, assessments, and achievement levels which children are expected to reach.  The school will give parents this information in the following ways:

  • The annual Title I meeting
  • Regular parent teacher conferences
  • Parent Information nights
  • CIC meetings
  • PTSA meetings
  • Title I meetings
  • Meet the Teacher/Open House night
  • Progress reports
  • Report Cards
  • E-News
  • Each parent will be provided a report about their child’s performance on the state assessments their child takes.

V.  Opportunities for regular meetings for parents to give suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions about the education of their children will be provided at the parent’s request.  The school will respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible.  Parents who make requests will be given the opportunity to meet:

  • Through the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) and the Campus Improvement Committee (CIC)
  • Through prearranged meetings with the Title I Parent Involvement Liaison
  • Through meetings with the student’s teacher which may include the Title I Parent Involvement Liaison, the principal, and other staff as appropriate
  • Through meetings with the Student Support Team
  • Through PTSA meetings
  • Through surveys

VI.  Naaman Forest High School will give the district any written parent comments if the schoolwide plan is not satisfactory to parents of children attending Naaman Forest High School.

  • Parents of children attending Naaman Forest High School may submit comments in writing to their child’s teacher, the Title I Parent Involvement Liaison, or the principal.
  • Comments/suggestions can be submitted to:

Naaman Forest High School
P.O. Box 469026
Garland, TX 75046-9026
972-675-3091
Fax 972-675-3100
Attention: Mr. Herbert O'Neil, Jr, Principal

VII.  In order to build and support a strong partnership among the school, parents, and community, and to improve student achievement, Naaman Forest High School will do the following:

Naaman Forest High School will help parents better understand the state and district standards, the assessments and how to monitor their child’s progress in the following ways:

  • Regular parent teacher conferences
  • Title I meetings and Parent Information Nights throughout the year
  • Meet the Teacher night
  • Progress reports
  • Report Cards
  • Each parent will be provided a report about their child’s performance on the State assessment that their child takes.
  • PTSA meetings

Professional development for teachers, principals, and other school staff, will be provided, with the assistance of parents, in the following areas:

  • The value of working with parents and the ways that parents help their children achieve and support the school
  • How to reach out to parents
  • How to communicate with parents
  • How to work with parents as equal partners
  • How to implement and coordinate parent programs
  • How to build ties between parents and the school

Naaman Forest High School will work with the following involvement programs/activities when appropriate:

  • Parenting Tips and Support Programs
  • College and Career activities and programs
  • LIGHT counseling programs
  • Galaxy Center in Garland
  • PTSA

The campus Parent Involvement Liaison will make sure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent in a format that parents can easily understand, and whenever reasonably possible, in a language that parents can understand.

  • Copies of flyers, phone messages, and other notices will be kept as documentation by the Title I Parent Involvement Liaison

Reasonable support for parental involvement activities will be provided.

  • Funds set aside for parental involvement will be spent on the agreed upon activities
  • Subs will be provided as necessary so that teachers may participate in parental involvement activities
  • Materials and refreshments will be provided when possible

Home visits for parents with disabilities will be arranged by appointment.  Parents who need to request a home visit may contact the Title I Parent Involvement Liaison or the school principal.
Community organizations and business are encouraged to participate in parental involvement activities.

  • We will recruit local businesses to volunteer on our Campus Improvement Team
  • Partnerships with organizations and businesses are coordinated through the BEST Foundation

Naaman Forest High School is committed to the success of students.  We will work together with parents to make sure that our Title I program is effective in developing students who achieve.

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