The Parent-Teacher Home Visit Project
model that commit to implement by all school and cluster
as school principal, assistant principals, teachers, engagement &
coordinators, head counselors, cluster/campus coaches etc. Our
delivery model structure is as in below. We;
Assign an Engagement & Support coordinator for each campus
Conduct a mandatory teacher training every year in August
Make at least one home visit per year
Conduct home visits with two trained staff members
Invite families for a dinner/breakfast at any chosen location at
once per quarter
The commencement of home visits are to begin in August
Building a partnership with students and their families is the main
of the home visit in our engagement & support system
Over the last forty years, research has indicated with a substantial
evidence that the involvement of parents and engagement of educators
associated with positive academic performance and social skills in
With this knowledge the Engagement and Support department has
initiative that bonds students, parents and administrators in an
Working Together: Our students, parents, and staff
harmony to create a strong community of success.
The program goal is to increase student academic success and social
development by engaging parents in a safe, caring and collaborative
Program objectives are
- to implement and monitor The Harmony Home Visit program,
to increase the level of parental involvement in activities and
that help promote student achievement and support school staff
to maintain open communication between parents and teachers.
to improve parental monitoring for better school outcomes such
GPA and lower discipline issues
Parent engagement recognition will be made based on the number of
volunteer hours and event participation.
Traveling is the best educational experience. Nothing can compare
actually seeing the world. Traveling abroad can have beneficial
parents who get the privilege. It gives them a different perspective
better understanding of history. It shows diversity, differences in
languages and gives people insight to the rest of the world around
Visiting a different country, learning about contrasting ways of
thinking, and perhaps integrating these experiences into their own
Parents have been involved in trips abroad over spring and summer
recent years. In the past groups have traveled to places such as
Spain and Greece.
Parents play a significant role in supporting their children’s
learning, guiding their children successfully through school
advocating for their children and for the effectiveness of schools.
engagement in schools is defined as parents and school staff working
together to support and improve the learning, development, and
children and adolescents. To increase parent engagement in school
schools must make a positive connection with parents. Schools should
provide a variety of activities and frequent opportunities to fully
parents such as:
Opening day activity- pig roast, hot dogs, etc.
Parenting Can Be Fun Workshop/Conferences.
Family adventures within one hour’s drive.
Helping your kids choose alternatives to alcohol or drugs.
Health night/physical fitness.
Family science fair
Summer make-and-take (reinforcement activities for summer).
- Coffee with the principal.
- Pumpkin decorating/pumpkin facts and scary stories
- Family board game series.
- Positive discipline
- Classroom/class newsletters/hotlines
- Monthly learning nights with a potluck
- Career days
- Programs for multicultural awareness and appreciation
- Volunteers can help struggling students read tests, listen to
reading, and chaperon field trips
- Frequent traveler passports with students’ pictures on them-each
parent attends an event, the child gets a stamp in his/her
After four stamps, his/her name goes into a drawing.
- Create something special for non-English speaking families
- Build a family timeline night (History)
Harmony Public Schools has recently purchased a software program
that will manage, track and recruit volunteers for its 48 schools.
The program, VOLY.org, was customized for HPS by Volunteer Now, one
of the largest volunteer centers in the country. The system is smart
phone-friendly and launched with the start of the 2017-2018 school
Community engagement through the HPS volunteers plays a vital role
in enhancing educational opportunities for HPS students. The
VOLY.org technology saves time and money by simplifying and
standardizing volunteer management across the district, making it
easier for individuals and groups to become involved in schools and
placing volunteers where they can be most effective for
Like Amazon.com and other commercial sites, the system “learns”
specific volunteer interests over time and sends recurring and new
opportunities of a similar nature by email, encouraging volunteers
to continue or increase volunteer efforts. It provides automated
tools for outlining potential volunteer opportunities available at
each of HPS campuses; tracks, schedules and reports volunteer
activities; and allows for remote check-in and check-out. To
Harmony Public Schools Academy is an during and after school
educational opportunity for the parents/guardians of HPS students to
discover skills to support their children in school.
Through a series of workshops and videos designated to refine
specific student support skill sets, HPS Parent Academy participants
will acquire knowledge to enhance their role as a student advocate
within the learning community. These series include the assessments
Parent Advocacy & Leadership
Post Secondary Access