PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY-
Our Promise: Raft River Jr. / Sr.High School recognizes that parents of students attending Raft River Jr. / Sr. High School should be considered partners with teachers and staff at Raft River Jr. / Sr. High School in promoting academics and citizenship. We consider the teacher/ parent relationship to be vital to the development of students in our school. Raft River Jr. / Sr. High school staff acknowledges that parents should have a working knowledge of the standards, procedures and curriculum taught to students in our school. Parents should be able to call on teachers to monitor and discuss student achievement. Parents should also be able to monitor student progress via Powerschool or whichever program the district is using to take attendance and monitor student progress.
Faculty and Staff shall work in collaboration with parents and guardians by:
Parents/Guardians are invited to be involved in their children's learning and education. Communication between teachers and parents should be an open two-way communication. Contacts made by email, phone call, letters or other means will be respectful and work towards the common goal of advancing the education of the children in our area. Parents are encouraged to be active in developing and abiding by school policies and procedures. Parents can support the learning environment by making time at home for homework, helping students get adequate rest and providing proper nutrition to students. Parents are encouraged to be active in the learning, conduct, and development of their children. Barriers to student learning should be discussed openly by parents and teachers/administration as necessary. Cultural differences, diversity, and valuing students are topics that should be addressed by parents, patrons and faculty.
A school improvement team to be made up of community and the Building Leadership team is appointed by the administrator to review policy changes. This committee review annually school policy regarding strategies to implement and ensure success of this document. Surveys conducted annually along with parent involvement activities will serve as a means for parents to voice recommendations and commendations to the school. The team shall draft regulations to address the requirements of the school district and the Idaho State Board of Education, which shall be reviewed annually and revised as needed, by the school wide improvement team.
Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars (ISAS) program needs Idaho high school juniors. Application will close November 13, 2017. ISAS is an interactive, online experience highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at Boise State University and NASA Ames Research Center. Students will explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts, with an emphasis on space exploration, during their online experience with Idaho Digital Learning. Students who are selected to come to Boise State University and NASA Ames Research Center will continue their STEM studies with hands-on team activities while mentored by STEM professionals and Master teachers. ISAS is a great opportunity for Idaho high school juniors. It’s out of this world.
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Help the SPARK Afterschool Program collect donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Donations will be accepted now through October 18th. There are donation boxes in every school in the district. A list of items needed can be found on this flyer.