Family and Community Engagement

Swain County Schools policies for Parent and Family Engagement:

Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy

District Parent Involvement Policy

Click the links above for official school board policies – (or in Spanish).

Are you interested in serving on our Parent Advisory Council? Please sign up here and we will be in contact.

Your feedback and/or participation is welcome!

Swain County Schools recognizes that parents of our students are the first teachers, and that without the support of parents and our community, we cannot educate our future citizens. We encourage parents to be more than just involved in the schools of our children: ENGAGE with our schools.

We need interested parents! If you can help out in afterschool or have time during the school day, on field trips, if you have a special skill you can share with students or other parents, if you would like to serve on the Parent Advisory Council, please sign up.

 

(The Advisory Council linked above guides more than just our afterschool program: We would love to have input from parents, and advice for improvement on our programs from Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA,) Title I, and other federal programs, to STEM Camp, STEM programming, or any school issues that you feel need to be modified.

If you’re interested in reading the current

Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy and District Parent Involvement Policy

(or in Spanish) you may click either link above to read, or let us know via other means of contact (Sandra: senglish@swainmail.org or Regina: rash@swainmail.org) if you prefer a paper copy of the parent policies, how you would like to receive the copy (mail – we need your mailing address; sent home with your child – please give us your child’s name and school; or we can email a PDF copy.)

Our parent involvement policy is reviewed annually by our Parent Advisory Council (currently December, 2018-January 2019) or other stakeholders wishing to provide feedback. . We plan to meet on February 19, 2019 at 6pm in Swain County Schools Central Office, 50 Main Street, floor 2 (old Federal Building) to complete our process. We would appreciate your input if you can attend (please RSVP to Sandra, at senglish@swainmail.org or 828-488-3129 ext 5140) or we welcome your comments or feedback about how we can improve the CONTENT of our Family and Community Engagement Policies. (Just click.)

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Swain County Schools recognizes that parents of our students are the first teachers, and that without the support of parents and our community, we cannot educate our future citizens. We encourage parents to be more than just involved in the schools of our children: ENGAGE with our schools. Within our community are multiple opportunities to support your child’s school, and more ways to engage are on the way. (Watch this website.) Check with your church to see if your Fellowship is a part of Congregations for Children (C4C) in Swain County. C4C has become an integral part of our school district in a very short time, and many of our churches are supporting our schools through volunteerism, supplies, mentoring, and much more.

For additional information on how you can become more engaged with your school, contact Sandra English, Swain County Schools Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Coordinator, at senglish@swainmail.org or 828-488-3129 ext 5140, or Regina Gilchrist Ash, Title I Director, at rash@swainmail.org or 488-3129 ext 5144.

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Contact Us: Phone: (828) 488-3129 Fax: (828) 488-8510     Swain County Schools: 280 School Dr. Bryson City, NC 28713     ©Swain County Schools 2016

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