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Ford Elementary is a Title 1 school. At Ford, you are always welcome to visit our library media center where you might wish to come and assist your child in picking out something for you to read together. You may also find a variety of magazines and/or resources in our library or guidance office. In the library media center, we have current magazines such as Highlights, Spider, Jack and Jill, Ranger Rick, and many others. We have also located some websites that you may find helpful:
The Ford Elementary School Parent Involvement Policy is developed and continuously evaluated through parent, teacher, and community input. We will, to the extent practical, provide all parents, including those of limited English proficiency, those in migrant work, and those with disabilities, information and school reports in a language/format that is easily understood. Additionally, we will coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities with other programs such as Head Start.
In order to improve student academic performance, Ford Elementary School will supply students and parents with clear evaluations of progress and achievement through conferences, interim reports, Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) reports, report cards, newsletters, parent nights, PTO meetings, and School Improvement Council meetings. Information concerning the South Carolina State Curriculum Standards will be made available to all parents. The school Title I Parenting Coordinator will provide additional opportunities for parent involvement through workshops, trainings, take-home activities, home visits, and on-going efforts to extend home/school communications.
The Parent Involvement Policy of Ford Elementary will be presented for comments, suggestions, and approval during the initial open house and throughout the school year, at varying times, in order to accommodate our parents’ schedules. A suggestion box is located in our main office. We appreciate your comments and suggestions concerning our school-wide Title I project, our Parent Involvement Policy, and our Parent/Student/Teacher Compact as we strive to better serve our students, parents, and community.