The Saugus Union School District offers many ways for parental involvement opportunities. Below are District Level Committees that would appreciate your support and participation. Please contact the person listed for each committee to receive current committee dates, time of meeting, and location.
What is Parent Engagement?
According to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), parent engagement is “ensuring regular two-way and meaningful communication between family members and school staff, and, to the extent practicable, in a language that family members can understand.”
Parental involvement is listed as California’s third state priority for education, and is defined as “efforts to seek parent input in decision-making at the district and each school site, including how the district will promote parental participation in programs for unduplicated pupils and individuals with special needs subgroups.”
If parents are involved, students from ALL backgrounds tend to:
Earn higher grades and test scores
Enroll in higher-level programs
Be promoted and earn credits
Adapt well to school and attend regularly
Have better social skills and behavior
Graduate and go on to higher education
(Henderson, Anne T., & Mapp, K.L. (2002). A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family and Community Connections on Student Achievement)
Parent Advisory Committee- Provide meaningful engagement of stakeholders to update our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and to share site and district news.
District English Language Advisory Committee- Provide the school community with information on programs and services for English Learners. Additionally, seek parental input on EL services and programs.
Meeting Dates: 9/18 at Skyblue Mesa Elementary 6:00-8:00 PM, 10/30 at Emblem Academy 6:00-8:00 PM, 2/5 at West Creek Academy 6:00-8:00 PM, 5/21 at Bridgeport Elementary 6:00-8:00 PM
Eva Rodriguez, Administrative Clerk to Curriculum and Instruction