Ysleta ISD recognizes that students learn best when parents, guardians and families are engaged in their education. There are many ways parents can get involved in the school and at home. Some parents volunteer at the school, serve in committees, participate in school functions and in parent-teacher conferences. And some other parents get involved at home by encouraging their child to develop good reading habits, taking interest in their child's homework and by having good communication with their child about school on a daily basis.
WHAT IS PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT?
Parental involvement is the participation of parents in regular, two-way, meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities. Research and reports have shown that parental involvement:
◾ Enhances academic performance
◾ Leads to better classroom behavior
◾ Better student attendance
◾ Decrease student drug and alcohol use
◾ Increases teacher morale
◾ Helps parents and children
PowerParent allows you, the parent, to review your child's grades, attendance, TAKS scores, information and more from any computer that has the Internet. To register for PowerParent click on this link powerparent.yisd.net. You will need an active email address and know your child's student ID number (lunch number) before you can register. Registration is free.
Parents are eligible to serve on the District Educational Improvement Committee (DEIC) and the Campus Educational Improvement Committee (CEIC) for a school. Committees meet periodically throughout the year. The District-level and campus-level committees shall involve more parents in the development of such plans and in the process for campus review and improvement of student academic achievement and campus performance. For further information, contact your campus administrator.
Parents are encouraged to join and become active members of our parent organization groups. These groups include the district Volunteer Program, PTAs and PTOs. Please contact your current president or school office for further information.
The District has adopted a Parental Involvement Policy/Plan (see policy EHBD) and schools have developed a School Parental Involvement Policy in consultation with parents to ensure the effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement. This includes commitments to provide parents with information about academic standards, teacher qualifications, and how parents can help children work with their children to improve their achievement. All schools must develop jointly with, agree on with, and distribute to parents a written School-Parent Compact. The compact outlines how parents and the school staff will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. Parents are urged to read, sign, and return the School-Parent Compact to their school.