Parent Support

Parents, please inform the school if you are experiencing any difficulties which may adversely impact your child’s education like such as death, incarceration, homelessness, etc.

Please contact the Supervisor of School Services for support and resources at 412-325-4075 ex. 311.

Parent Involvement Policy*

Parent Involvment 500X318Urban Pathways Charter Schools understand the importance of involving parents and the community as a whole in promoting higher student achievement and general good will between the school and those it serves.

Therefore the school staff strives to develop and to maintain the capacity for meaningful and productive parental and community involvement that will result in partnerships that are mutually beneficial to the school, students, parents, and the community. To achieve such ends, the school shall work to:

  1. Involve parents and the community in the development of the long range planning of the school.
  2. Give the school the support necessary to enable it to plan and to implement effective parental involvement activities.
  3. Have a coordinated involvement program where the involvement activities of the school enhance the involvement strategies of other programs.
  4. Explain to parents and the community the State’s content and achievement standards, state and local student assessments, how the school’s curriculum is aligned with the assessments and how parents can work with the school to improve their child’s academic achievement.
  5. Provide parents with the materials and training they need to be better able to help their child achieve. The school may use parent resource centers or other community-based organizations to foster parental involvement and to provide literacy and technology training to parents.
  6. Educate school staff, with the assistance of parents, in ways to work and to communicate with parents and to know how to implement parent involvement programs that will promote positive partnerships between the school and parents.
  7. Keep parents informed about parental involvement programs, meetings and other activities they could be involved in. Such communication shall be, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.
  8. Find ways to eliminate barriers that work to keep parents from being involved in their child’s education. This may include providing transportation and child care to enable parents to participate, arranging meeting at a variety of times, and being creative with parent/teacher conferences.
  9. Find and modify other successful parent and community involvement programs to suit the needs of our school.
  10. Train parents to enhance and to promote the involvement of other parents.
  11. Provide reasonable support for other parental involvement activities as parents may reasonably request.

To ensure the continued improvement of the school’s parental/community involvement program, the school will conduct an annual review of its parental involvement policies to examine their effect on promoting higher student achievement. The review shall be done by a committee consisting of parents and other community members, certified and classified staff, and member(s) of the administration.

This policy shall be part of the school’s Title 1 Plan and shall be distributed to parents of the school’s students and provided, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.

*Reviewed and adopted September 2010