Family Engagement

2021-2022 Parent and Family Engagement Plan

(Read the complete Parent & Family Engagement Plan HERE)

(Plan de participación de los padres y la familia)

Finley Middle School is committed to providing all children a significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education. To this end, we want to establish partnerships with parents and with the community. Everyone gains if Finley Middle School and homes work together to provide activities and programs that promote students’ development, learning, and wellness. Parents play an extremely important role as children’s first teachers. Support for their children and for the school is critical to children’s success at every step along the way.
Finley Middle School recognizes that some students may need the extra assistance available through the Title I program to reach the state’s high academic standards. Finley Middle School intends to include parents in all aspects of the school’s Title I program. The goal is a school-home partnership that will help all students to succeed.

2021-2022 School-Parent Compact

(Download a print-friendly version of the Parent Compact)

(Acuerdo entre la escuela y los padres)

Compact is an agreement - a willingness to work together. Together we can improve teaching and learning at Finley Middle School. Falcon traits: Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Respectful, and Do Your Best

Student expectations

I want to work to the best of my ability. I will try hard to:

  • Attend school regularly and on time
  • Come to class prepared with what I need for learning & ready to learn
  • Return completed assignments; read after school or in the evening.
  • Ask my teachers or parents questions when I do not understand something
  • Tell my parents what I am learning at school
  • Follow the school’s behavior expectations & the 4 Falcon Traits
  • Write assignments in my planner
  • Access online grades on a weekly basis in Skyward

Parent expectations

I want my child to do well in school. To encourage him/her, I will try my best to:

  • See that my student is punctual & attends school regularly
  • Schedule appointments after school hours
  • Stay aware of what my child is learning
  • Encourage my child; talk about and help with homework
  • Support the school’s behavior expectations and the 4 Falcon Traits
  • Attend/participate in: Open House, Parent/Teacher conferences, Family Nights, Parent Group meetings/activities, or other school events
  • Regularly check Skyward (online grades)

Teacher expectations

I want my students to do well in school. I will do my best to:

  • Assess individual needs
  • Provide safe & engaging learning environment
  • Assign coursework with timely feedback
  • Welcome parents who want to visit and/or volunteer at school
  • Encourage students by giving them, and their parent’s information about their progress
  • Reinforce the 4 Falcon Traits in the classroom so that students can learn and be safe
  • Be available before or after school for questions & concerns
  • Encourage parents to communicate with the teachers