Jefferson believes that parent involvement is important to student achievement. Jefferson currently provides various services and parent involvement opportunities for the participation of all parents to encourage them to play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning.

We have regular, two-way, meaningful communication between home and school. Classroom teachers and the school as a whole, send home weekly newsletters; parents and teachers can communicate in writing through the student’s homework agenda book; staff, teachers, and parents write comments on the report cards, and teachers and parents meet at least twice a year to discuss each child’s progress.

The school provides a part time Hmong and Spanish interpreter. These interpreters are available to parents during the school day and at any parent-teacher meeting or all school events. Important written communication, like the report cards, is translated into these languages.

We promote and support responsible parenting. Our Title 1 Compact outlines student, teacher, and parent responsibilities and we ask that parent/guardian (of Title 1 students) read, sign, and follow it. We offer an annual Parent Night with Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse Prevention information.

We recognize that parents play an integral role in assisting student learning. We host a Family Night with an entertaining format including education for parents about how to support their children. We also offer an Impact Program which has many different components.

Parents are welcome in our school. We see our parents volunteer in classrooms or our library, attend class or school performances, accompany classes on filed trips and assist with special projects. Parents can easily be a part of the Jefferson PTA, our parent/teacher organization.

Teachers have professional development opportunities to focus on understanding our families, both through informal study groups and through the staff development training at the building and district level.