Federal Programs

Parent Involvement Policy

Morris Innovative School Parent Involvement Policy

Dalton Public Schools


The Morris Innovative High School Parent Involvement Policy is available in a variety of ways at the MIHS parent resource center and in the front office. Please contact Pat Hunt, MIHS Principal, at (706) 876-4159, pat.hunt@dalton.k12.ga.us, Pam Massingale, MIHS Assistant Principal, at pam.massingale@dalton.k12.ga.us or Mariluz Vazquez, Parent Involvement Coordinator, at (706) 876-4167 mariluz.vazquez@dalton.k12.ga.us for any comments or suggestions.


(2014-2015) School Parental Involvement Policy

Revised: (6/9/2012)

Revised: (7/21/16)

Revised: (8/1/2017)

Revised: (7/23/2018)

School: Morris Innovative High School District/LEA: Laura Orr

In support of strengthening student academic achievement, each school that receives Title I, Part A funds must develop jointly with, agree on with, and distribute to parents of participating children, a written parental involvement policy, agreed on by such parents, that contains information required by section 1118 (b)(1) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The policy establishes the school’s expectations for parental involvement and describes how the school will implement a number of specific parental involvement activities, and it is incorporated into the school's plan submitted to the local educational agency (LEA).

Morris Innovative High School will adhere to the following as required by law:

  • Involve parents, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of programs under Title I, Part A, including the planning, review, and improvement of the school parental involvement policy and the joint development of the school-wide program plan under Section 1114(b)(2) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).
  • Update the school parent involvement policy periodically to meet the changing needs of parents and the school, distribute it to the parents of participating children, and make the parental involvement policy available to the local community.
  • Provide full opportunities, to the extent practicable, for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports required under Section 1111 of the ESEA in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request and, to the extent practicable, in a language parents understand.
  • Provide full opportunities, to the extent practicable, to the parents of students who reside in residential facilities for both neglected and delinquent children and youth.
  • If the school-wide program plan under Section 1114 (b)(2) of the ESEA is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, submit any parent comments on the plan when the school makes the plan available to the local educational agency.
  • Be governed by the following statutory definition of parental involvement and will carry out programs, activities, and procedures in accordance with this definition:
    • Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring:
      • That parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning.
      • That parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school.
      • That parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child.
      • The carrying out of other activities, such as those described in Section 1118 of the ESEA.


1. Faculty and staff at Morris Innovative High School understand that parental involvement is a key factor in the success of a child in school. Student achievement and progress are greatly enhanced when the school and the parent work together to support each child. At Morris Innovative High School we welcome parents and visitors into our school.

Morris Innovative High School will take the following actions to involve parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely manner in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs, including involvement in the decisions regarding how funds for parental involvement will be used.

  • Offer a flexible number of meeting to include both morning and afternoon sessions to discuss funds provided under the Title I program.
  • Provide transportation, child care, or home visits when needed to facilitate parental involvement.

Morris Innovative High School will take the following actions to conduct an annual meeting, at a convenient time, and encourage and invite all parents of participating children to attend to inform them about the school's Title I program, the nature of the school-wide plan, and the school-parent compact.

1. Morris Innovative High School will take the following actions to conduct an annual meeting, at a convenient time, and encourage and invite all parents of participating children to attend to inform them about the school's Title I program, the nature of the Title I program, the parents' requirements, the school parental involvement policy, the school-wide plan, and the school-parent compact.

  • Our initial meeting will be held in August of 2018 and the final meeting will be held in May of 2019.
  • Meetings will be announced through the school via phone calls, newsletters, posting on the school web page and flyers sent to parents in both English and Spanish.
  • Parents will be notified of the following:
    • Morris Innovative High School participates in the Title I program.
    • The nature of the Title I program, the parents’ requirements and the school parental involvement policy, the school-wide plan, and the school-parent compact.
    • All information pertaining to the program is available to parents in the front office or through our parent coordinator at the school.

2. Morris Innovative High School will take the following actions to offer a flexible number of meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening, and may provide with Title I funds, transportation, child care or home visits, as such services related to parental involvement.

  • Offer meeting at various times to accommodate parents. Some meetings will be morning and some afternoon.
  • Childcare and/or transportation will be provided as needed to ensure parental participation in meetings.

3. Morris Innovative High School will take the following actions to provide parents of participating children the following:

  • Timely information about the Title I programs.
  • Description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic assessments used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
  • Opportunities for regular meeting, if requested by parents, to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their child and respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible.
    • Parents may request meetings at any time with administrators, counselors, and/or teachers. These meetings will be set up through our parent coordinator, counseling office or front office staff.
    • The initial annual meeting will provide parents with information pertaining to the curriculum offered at MIHS, types of assessments administered by our school and district and proficiency levels.
    • Information can be delivered to parents through the school website, flyers or phone calls.

4. Morris Innovative High School will take the following actions to jointly develop with parents of participating children a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the state's high standards.

  • The School-Home Compact will be distributed to all parents at the beginning of each school year. Any suggested amendments can be made at this time.
  • The compact includes strategies to increase parental involvement, describes how the school will provide individual student academic assessment results including interpretation of those results.
  • The School-Home Compact will also be used as a communication tool among and between teachers, parents, and students concerning course requirements and expectations.
  • Parents will be involved in reviewing and updating the contents of these documents on an annual basis.
  • A copy of the plan will be available in our front office and the office of the parent coordinator.

5. Morris Innovative High School will build the school's and parents' capacity for strong parental involvement to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school involved, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement through the following activities specifically described below.

A. Morris Innovative High School will provide assistance to parents of participating children, as appropriate, in understanding topics such as the following, by undertaking the actions described in this paragraph:

            • The State’s academic content standards.
            • The State’s student academic achievement standards.
            • The State and local academic assessments including alternate assessments.
            • The requirements of Part A.
            • How to monitor their child’s progress.
            • How to work with educators.

Morris Innovative High School offers the following resources to parents:

    • Parents, teachers or administrators may request a meeting to discuss student achievement, testing, or any matter relating to performance of student.
    • Morris adheres to the standards set forth by the Georgia Department of Education. (Georgia Performance Standards). A link exists on the school district website to provide access to these standards.
    • Teachers work with students to provide practice assessments through various websites including but not limited to USA test prep for state assessments.
    • Student Handbook provides a list of testing dates for future reference of both students and parents.
    • Each teacher describes his/her grading practices with students.
    • All testing results will be reported to parents. (This includes but is not limited to EOC’s, Milestones, PSAT, ACCESS, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, etc.).

    B. Morris Innovative High School will provide materials and training to help parents to work with their child to improve their child's

    achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement by:


    • Educating our teachers, administrators and school staff about the role of Parent Coordinator.
    • Providing them with frequent updates and information and availability for parent conferences and support in our effort to keep communication with parents.
    • Parent coordinator will conduct a welcoming and school walk-through with parents and teachers.
    • Parent conferences to meet in person and discuss topics about their students.
    • Assist parent with available services under the Title I program.

C. Morris Innovative High School will provide training to educate the teachers, pupil services personnel, principal, and other staff in how to reach out to, communicate, and work with parents as equal partners, in the value and utility of contributions of parents and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and the school by:

    • Parent coordinator works with administration on parent conferences providing input and also translation for families as needed.
    • Conduct meeting with parents to keep them informed of activities in the school and work toward getting parents more involved.

D. Morris Innovative High School will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities with Head Start, Even Start, Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, and Parents as Teachers Program, and public preschool and other programs, and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children by:

    • Work with our Early Childhood Program in making parents and students aware of the services offered.
    • Invite parents to visit Parent Coordinator and provide a place to meet with them in the Media Center area which also acts as a resource center for parents.

E. Morris Innovative High School will take the following actions to ensure that information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand:

    • Post Title I meetings and activities to the Dalton Public Schools website.
    • Post Title I meetings to the Morris Innovative High School Website.
    • Post Title I meetings and activities to the parent portal screen of Infinite Campus.
    • Post notices of Title I meetings and activities to the front doors of the high school and around the school in general.
    • Announce meeting dates at the beginning of the year in the first annual meeting.
    • Encourage parents to visit the school and be a part of activities, classrooms and any other special event.
    • Parent/Administrator conferences
    • Parent/Teacher/Counselor conferences
    • Open House Activities

F.Morris Innovative High School will provide other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under Section 1118 as parents may request by:

    • Meeting with parents who make requests under Section 1118 to determine and meet their needs.


Morris Innovative High School will implement the following discretionary school parent involvement policy components to improve parental involvement:

□Provide necessary literacy training for parents from Title I, Part A funds if the school has exhausted all other reasonably available sources of funding for that training.

□Pay reasonable and necessary expenses associated with parental involvement activities, including transportation and child care costs, to enable parents to participate in school-related meetings and training sessions.

□To maximize parental involvement and participation in their child’s education, arrange school meetings at a variety of times or conduct in-home conferences with teachers or other educators who work directly with participating children and parents who are unable to attend conferences at school.

Literary Training:

  • Provide services through our Translation Academy Students in meetings at both our school, elementary schools, pre-K registration, and parent conferences.
  • Literacy classes will be offered, upon request and need, at a time convenient to parents.


  • Childcare, as well as age-appropriate activities, are offered as needed to enhance the involvement of parents in their child’s education.
  • Transportation is available upon request and would be requested through the parent involvement coordinator.

School Meetings:

  • School meeting are offered at various times (morning, afternoon, and during school hours) to accommodate parents at Morris Innovative High School.
  • Parent conferences are available and encouraged upon request by parents, teachers or administrators.
  • Home visits can be arranged as needed which would involve the parent coordinator, administrator, social worker, and school resource officer.

Parent Compact 2018-2019 (English)

School-Parent Compact

Morris Innovative High School

School Year 2018-19

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Morris Innovative High School, students participating in the Title I, Part A program, and their families, agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement, as well as describes how the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the state’s high standards.

To understand how working together can benefit your child, it is first important to understand our district’s and school’s goals for student academic achievement.

Dalton Public Schools' Goals:

Teachers will embrace the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS). The high school curriculum builds on the foundation set forth from pre-kindergarten through middle school and includes a variety of course offerings, programs, and pathways. MIHS will strive to meet Georgia Performance standards on curriculum.

All students will be taught by highly qualified teachers.

To provide increased access to technology as a learning tool to help improve instruction and student achievement.

Educate all students in learning environments that are safe, drug free and conducive to learning.

Morris Innovative High School:

Our goals are geared to take the district goals and develop systems to ensure the academic success of all students at MIHS. We are currently designing curriculum that is student-centered and driven in order to make instruction in core content areas more meaningful.

At MIHS, we strive to do the following:

  • Increase student achievement on end of course exams
  • Increase student pass/fail rate
  • Increase student attendance

Morris Innovative High School will:

1. Provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the state’s student academic achievement standard by:

Morris Innovative High School teachers will have autonomy in providing instruction of our state curriculum in a manner that best suits their teaching styles. Students will be actively engaged in high quality content designed material that enhances self-guided learning.

  • Summer school
  • After school tutoring in all core content areas
  • Analyze end of course testing
  • Increase graduation rates
  • Flex time for all students during school day to enhance and/ or enrich student learning
  • Retention and failure rates
  • Student attendance
  • Student performance in the classroom

2. Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.

Parent conferences will be conducted at parent or teacher request. Parties involved in conferences will include student, parent/guardian, school counselors, and a school administrator. The school office staff will contact parties to schedule a time acceptable to all. We will provide a copy of the compact at parent-teacher meetings to discuss responsibilities of all stakeholders. Individual teacher planning times will be available for parent conferences called by either the parent or teacher throughout the school year.

3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.

Progress reports will be provided every six weeks and will be mailed to each individual MIHS parent. Parents will have instant access on Canvas of their child’s grades and attendance.

4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.

Parents are a priority at MIHS. Our principal operates on an “open door policy” to students, parents and teachers. Parents will be assisted upon entering the school building. Office staff and administration will try to address concerns immediately. If teachers or other staff are needed, we will schedule a meeting time that does not interrupt instruction. This will normally occur before or after school in a conference room.

5. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class and to observe classroom activities as follows:

Parents are kept informed of student progress by progress reports, online access to Canvas accounts, and phone conversations. We provide parents reasonable access to staff and information when they visit the front office. Parents are informed that MIHS has a parent coordinator who is a liaison between parents and school. Flyers have been sent home offering assistance on how to use Canvas, and also inviting parents to the school. The front office has posted information about Title I and has provided handouts introducing parents to the process of assisting them with any questions and/or concerns.

Parent Responsibilities:

I/We, as (a) parent(s), will:

  • Make sure that students are at school daily by 8:15am.
  • Be an active part of my student's work and progress.
  • Mandate tutoring (if necessary).
  • Stress to their student/s the importance of school and an education.

Student Responsibilities:

  • To come to school on time.
  • Attend tutoring when necessary.
  • Assess timeline for graduation and stay on track. (Advisement)

Please review this School-Parent Compact with your child. This School-Parent Compact will be discussed with you throughout the year at different school-family events as we work together to help your child succeed in school.

Please sign and date below to acknowledge that you have read, received, and agree to this School-Parent Compact. Once signed, please return the form to your child’s teacher. We look forward to our school-parent partnership!

School Representative Signature:_________________________________________________ Date: __________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature: ______________________________________________________ Date: _________________________________________________

Student Signature: _____________________________________________________________ Date: __________________________________________________

Parent Compact 2018-2019 (Spanish)

Pacto de La Escuela y los Padres

Morris innovadores Escuela Secundaria

Año escolar 2018-2019

Estimados padres/tutores

La escuela secundaria de Morris Innovative y los estudiantes que participan en el programa de Título I y sus familias, han llegado a un acuerdo en este Pacto que describe cómo los padres y personal entero de la escuela compartirán la responsabilidad para el logro académico estudiantil, describe cómo mejoran así la escuela y a los padres a construir y desarrollar una asociación que ayudará a los niños a alcanzar altos estándares del estado.

Para entender cómo trabajando juntos podemos beneficiar a su hijo/a, primero es importante entender los objetivos de nuestra escuela y del distrito para el logro académico estudiantil.

Objetivos de las escuelas públicas de Dalton:

Los maestros acogerán el núcleo común de los estándares de rendimiento del estado Georgia (CCGPS). El currículo de la escuela secundaria está basado en la Fundación establecida desde pre kínder hasta la secundaria que incluye una variedad de ofertas de las vías de cursos y programas. Cursos en Artes del idioma de inglés para que los estudiantes mejoren las habilidades de escritura, comprensión de lectora y vocabulario. Las normas de desempeño del estado de Georgia continuarán a siendo utilizado para la enseñanza de la ciencia y estudios sociales.

Para el 2015, los estudiantes de las escuelas públicas de Dalton cumplirán o excederán el objetivo de las tasa de graduación cohorte del estado de 83.7% para todos los estudiantes.

Para el año 2015, las escuelas públicas de Dalton y sus estudiantes cumplirán o excederán el objetivo de la tasa de graduación cohorte del estado de 49% para los estudiantes del programa de EL

Todos los estudiantes serán impartidos por profesores altamente calificados. Para proporcionar mayor acceso a la tecnología como una herramienta de aprendizaje, para ayudar a mejorar la instrucción y logro estudiantil para todos los estudiantes en todas las áreas de contenido en los grados K-12.

Educar a todos los estudiantes en el aprendizaje en un ambiente saludable, libre de drogas y propicio para el aprendizaje.

Escuela Secundaria Morris Innovative

Nuestros objetivos están orientados para tomar las metas del distrito y desarrollar sistemas para asegurar el éxito académico de los estudiantes en MIHS. Actualmente estamos diseñado el currículo que está centralizado en el estudiante que conducen en concentrase en áreas de contenido más significativo.

Nuestros objetivos específicos:

Aumentar la tasa de graduación en MIHS un 10%

Aumentar la tasa de graduación un 10%

Aumentar EOCT un promedio de %5

Responsabilidades de la escuela:

Escuela secundaria Morris Innovative será:

1. Proporcionar currículo de instrucción de alta calidad en un ambiente de aprendizaje solidario y eficaz que permite a los estudiantes participantes cumplir con las normas del estado estudiante logro académico por:

La escuela Morris Innovative le proporcionará instrucción de currículo del estado de una manera que proyecta enfoque. Los estudiantes estarán activamente involucrados en material de contenido diseñado de alta calidad que realza aprendizaje de auto guía

  • El entrenador académico
  • Analizar pruebas finales
  • Analizar datos GHSGT
  • Aumento de las tasas de graduación
  • Oportunidad de tutoría
  • Encuestas
  • Las tasas de retención y el fracaso
  • Asistencia de los estudiantes
  • Rendimiento de los estudiantes en el aula
  • 2. Proporcionar a los padres con frecuentes informes sobre el progreso de sus hijos.

    Informes de progreso se proporcionará cada seis semanas y serán enviados a cada padre MIHS individual. Los padres tendrán acceso instantáneo en Infinite Campus de calificaciones y ausencia de sus hijos.

    3. Proporcionar a los padres con frecuentes informes sobre el progreso de sus hijos.

    Informes de progreso se proporcionará cada seis semanas y serán enviados a cada padre individual de MIHS. Los padres tendrán acceso instantáneo en Infinite Campus de calificaciones y asistencia de sus hijos.

    4. Proporcionar a los padres acceso razonable al personal.

    Los padres son una prioridad en MIHS. Los padres que frecuentaran la escuela serán asistidos al entrar en el edificio de la escuela. La administración y el personal de la oficina tratar de asistir los problemas inmediatamente. Si son necesarios los maestros u otro personal, programaran una reunión a una hora que no interrumpa la instrucción. Normalmente esto ocurrirá después de la escuela en el aula del profesor, la sala de conferencias o las oficinas administrativas.

    5. Proporcionar a los padres oportunidades para ser voluntarios y participar en la clase de su hijo y observar las actividades del aula como sigue:

    Informamos a los padres a través de boletines y volante que son enviados a casa con frecuencias, informes sobre el progreso de sus hijos, con presentaciones e información de Título I, así como oportunidades de voluntariado. Proporcionamos a los padres acceso razonable, información personal cuando visitan la oficina. Los padres son informados por la Coordinadora de Padres, que es un enlace entre los padres y la escuela. Panfletos han sido enviados a casa ofreciendo ayuda sobre cómo obtener acceso al Portal de Padres y también invitarlos a la escuela.

    La oficina ha publicado información de Título I y ha proporcionado información de introducción para los padres en el proceso de ayudarles en cualquier pregunta o inquietudes.

    Responsabilidades de los padres:

    Yo/nosotros (a) los padres, serán:

  • Asegúrese de que los estudiantes están en la escuela de 9:10 AM
  • Ser parte activa de mi trabajo de los estudiantes y el progreso.
  • Mandato tutoría (si es necesario)
  • Estrés al estudiante/s la importancia de la escuela y la educación.
  • Responsabilidades del estudiante:

  • Venir a la escuela a tiempo.
  • Asistir a clases de tutoría si es necesario
  • Evaluar el cronograma para la graduación y mantenernos en el camino. (Lista de Graduación)
  • Por favor regrese este Pacto a la escuela con sus hijos. Esta escuela y los padres se discutirá con usted durante todo el año en diferentes eventos escuela-familia como trabajamos juntos para ayudar a su hijo a tener éxito en la escuela.

    Por favor firme y escriba la fecha abajo para reconocer que ha leído, recibido está de acuerdo con esta escuela y los padres. Una vez firmado, por favor devuelva el formulario al maestro de su hijo. ¡Esperamos que nuestra asociación sea exitosa!

    Firma del representante de la escuela: ___________________________ fecha: ______________________

    Firma del padre/tutor: ________________________________________ fecha: _______________________

    Firma Del Estudiante: ________________________________________ fecha: ________________________