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Volunteer Information

La Porte Independent School District Welcomes Volunteers

In accordance with the Texas Education Code, Section 22.083, La Porte ISD may obtain criminal history record information on an individual who has indicated, in writing, an intention to serve as a volunteer. Completion of the online volunteer application at www.lpisd.org will serve as written intent to serve as a volunteer at a designated La Porte ISD campus and a release to conduct a criminal background information check. Criminal information obtained is confidential and used only for the purpose of ensuring student safety.

Online Volunteer Application

How to complete a volunteer application:

  • Click on the volunteer application link (above).
  • Click the gray Apply for this Position button. 
  • Detailed instructions are included on the application.

If you have never completed a volunteer application, you will need to create a new account.

  • Use your full name including your middle name or initial;  Your name must match what is listed on your drivers license or state identification card.
  • Once your online volunteer application has been approved, your name will appear on the campus list(s) you have designated. If necessary, you may contact the campus secretary to confirm your volunteer status.

Please note that volunteer applications are purged annually; you must re-apply every school year.

If you need additional help, feel free to call (281) 604-7115 or visit the Human Resources Department Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

La Porte ISD Safety Practices

Parental and Family Engagement Policy (ESSA Sec. 1116)

Purpose:  To support District Parent and Family Engagement, Students and Community

Vision:  Strengthen mutual trust with parents, families, students, and community

Mission: Engage parents, families, students and community in educational partnerships to maximize

                 the whole student’s goals

District/Campus Goals:

  1. Implement programs, activities and procedures that will involve parents and family members in the educational process of their
  2. Involve parents and family members through the District DEIC and the Campus Site-Based Teams in the decisions regarding how funds will be used.
  3. Annual evaluation in the DEIC meeting in June and September for revision of a Parent and Family Engagement policy on each campus participating in Title I, Part A
  4. Distribute the campus Parent and Family Engagement Policy to the parents of participating children at the beginning of each school year or as students enter the
  5. Provide for an annual district level evaluation of parental and family activities, and how this increased the academic quality of the district and individual
  6. Reduce or eliminate any barriers to greater participation and use the annual evaluation findings to design strategies for more effective Parent and Family Engagement.
  7. The Parent and Family Engagement Policy shall be incorporated into the District Improvement Plan (DIP) and provided as an attachment to the DIP.

Program Requirements:

 La Porte Independent School District and each school receiving Title I, Part A funds will:

  • Convene an annual fall meeting to inform parents of their school’s participation in Title I and to explain the law, its requirements, and their rights to be involved. All Title I parents will be invited and encouraged to attend the annual
  • Involve parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs at campus meetings and DEIC, as well as input into the CIPS and the DIP at least 4 times a year.(Early Fall/ Mid -Winter/ Mid –Spring/Early Summer)
  • Provide material and training such as:
    • Training to help work with their children to improve academic achievement and understand state standards
    • Literacy education for parents to enable them to better monitor and work with their children in a way that helps improve academic achievement
  • Web site parent portal for research based resources such as The Parent Institute and ESC-16 Parent and Family Engagement resources to build capacity, coordination, and assistance.
  • Educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals and other staff concerning:
    • The value and utility of contributions of parents
    • How to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners
    • How to implement and coordinate parent programs
    • How to build ties between home and school
  • Coordinate and integrate parent involvement programs with SPED, Head Start, public preschool programs, and other programs.

Review of School Programs and Improvement: Campus site-based decision making teams will have the responsibility of evaluating all campus programs annually and implementing necessary improvement/change based on needs assessment.

District Assistance in the Development of School Parent and Family Engagement Plans: Campus plans will be developed following the format provided by the district. Participants in the plan development will include: parents, teachers, administrators, and community members. Campuses are encouraged to involve students in the plan development as appropriate.

Planning for Greater Parent and Family Engagement:  Parents and families will be provided the following:

  • Timely information about programs
  • School performance profiles and their child’s individual student assessment results
  • Explanation of curriculum used, assessment used and proficiency levels students are expected to meet
  • Regular meetings to formulate suggestions, share experiences and participate as appropriate in decisions relating to the education of their children
  • Timely responses to parent suggestions

Coordination of Parental and Family Engagement Activities with other Agencies: Some members of the DEIC may serve as board members for community agencies and programs.

Improving/Revising Parent and Family Engagement Strategies Based on Evaluation: The findings of annual evaluations will be used to improve and/or revise listed strategies within the district/campus plans, as well as Parent and Family Engagement Policies.

CAMPUS PLAN:  Each campus plan will include the following:
 

Strategies for Parental and Family Engagement such as:

  • Parent campus and district liaisons
  • Train parents to work with their children to improve academic performance
  • Provide materials required for parental involvement
  • Conduct parent/teacher conferences
  • Facilitate parent and family education classes
  • Participate in annual Parent and Family Nights
     

Use of Title I Funds: A minimum of 1% of Title I funds will be used for Parental and Family Engagement activities.  Parents must be included in decisions on how these funds are spent at each campus through the CPOC and CIP processes.

Develop a School /Parent Compact:  The campus compact will describe:

  • How parents and school staff share the responsibility of improved student achievement
  • How parents and school staff will build partnerships to help student academic achievement
  • Schools responsibility for curriculum, instruction, supportive and effective learning environment
  • How parents are expected to support their children’s learning
  • Process for communication between parents and teachers

 

    • Develop appropriate roles for community-based organizations and businesses in parent and family engagement activities by:
    • Providing information about opportunities for organizations to work with parents and schools
    • Encouraging the information of partnerships between schools and local businesses that includes parents as active participants

 

    • Offer opportunities, as appropriate and feasible, such as parent resource centers, parent liaisons, social work services and opportunities for parents to learn about child
      • Ensure that information related to school and parent resource centers, parent programs, meetings and other activities are sent to the homes of children in the language used in the
      • Train and support parents to enhance the involvement of other
      • Support for teachers and other educators to conduct in-home conferences with parents who are unable to attend such conferences at school, If possible
      • Adopt and implement creative approaches to improving parent and family engagement.
      • Provide other reasonable support for required parent and family engagement activities as requested by parents.

 

DISTRICT PLAN:

 Parental and Family Engagement expectations100% of Parents of Title I students are involved at least one time per year through: parent teacher conferences, home visits, telephone conferences, written communications, home practice packets, family nights, parent education sessions, parent literacy training, parent volunteers, LISD posted web site resources and training resources, student presentation, shows, performances, Parent Expo, Safety Expo or PTO meeting.

Development of District Title I Policy: A written District Parent and Family Engagement Policy will be reviewed by the DEIC. The committee and/ or subcommittee will be responsible for annual review/evaluation of the policy, and ensure that the policy is made available to the parents of all Title I students on the LPISD web site.

Development of Campus Title I Policy: Campuses receiving Title I funds will develop individual parent and family engagement policies.  The campus policies will be jointly developed by school personnel and the parents of children on the campus.  Each parent will be supplied a copy of the policy and posted on the campuses web site.

The campus parent and family engagement policy must include:

  • Description of strategies employed to involve parents
  • School-parent compact which describes
    • How parents and school staff share the responsibility of improved student achievement
    • How parents and school staff will build partnerships to help student academic achievement
    • Schools responsibility for curriculum, instruction, supportive and effective learning environment
    • How parents are expected to support their children’s learning
    • Process for communication between parents and teachers
    • Opportunities to volunteer and participate in classroom activities
    • Capacity building for involvement
    • Accessibility to school programs
    • Periodic updates of the policy
    • Annual meeting

Building Capacity for Parent and Family Engagement:  The campus will provide assistance to parents in understanding:

  • The state’s content and performance standards
  • State and local assessment
  • Title I, Part A requirements
  • How to monitor a child’s progress in school
  • How to work with educators to improve the performance of their child
  • How parents can participate in decisions relating to the education of their child

Training of Staff Members:  Teachers, pupil service personnel, principals, and other staff, will learn:

      • The value and utility of parent and family contributions
      • How to reach out to, communicate with and work with parents as equal partners
      • How to implement and coordinate parent programs and utilize the LPISD Parent Institute web site resources
      • How to build ties between home and school

 

District/Campus Goals:

8. Implement programs, activities and procedures that will involve parents and family members in the educational process of their

9. Involve parents and family members through the District DEIC and the Campus Site-Based Teams in the decisions regarding how funds will be used.

10. Annual evaluation in the DEIC meeting in June and September for revision of a Parent and Family Engagement policy on each campus participating in Title I, Part A

11. Distribute the campus Parent and Family Engagement Policy to the parents of participating children at the beginning of each school year or as students enter the

12. Provide for an annual district level evaluation of parental and family activities, and how this increased the academic quality of the district and individual

13. Reduce or eliminate any barriers to greater participation and use the annual evaluation findings to design strategies for more effective Parent and Family Engagement.

14. The Parent and Family Engagement Policy shall be incorporated into the District Improvement Plan (DIP) and provided as an attachment to the DIP.

Program Requirements:

La Porte Independent School District and each school receiving Title I, Part A funds will:
    • Convene an annual fall meeting to inform parents of their school’s participation in Title I and to explain the law, its requirements, and their rights to be involved. All Title I parents will be invited and encouraged to attend the annual
    • Involve parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs at campus meetings and DEIC, as well as input into the CIPS and the DIP at least 4 times a year.(Early Fall/ Mid -Winter/ Mid –Spring/Early Summer)
       
  • Provide material and training such as:
    • Training to help work with their children to improve academic achievement and understand state standards
    • Literacy education for parents to enable them to better monitor and work with their children in a way that helps improve academic achievement
    • Web site parent portal for research based resources such as The Parent Institute and ESC-16 Parent and Family Engagement resources to build capacity, coordination, and assistance.

 

  • Educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals and other staff concerning:
    • The value and utility of contributions of parents
    • How to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners
    • How to implement and coordinate parent programs
    • How to build ties between home and school

 

  • Coordinate and integrate parent involvement programs with SPED, Head Start, public preschool programs, and other programs.

 

Review of School Programs and Improvement: Campus site-based decision making teams will have the responsibility of evaluating all campus programs annually and implementing necessary improvement/change based on needs assessment.

 

District Assistance in the Development of School Parent and Family Engagement Plans: Campus plans will be developed following the format provided by the district. Participants in the plan development will include: parents, teachers, administrators, and community members. Campuses are encouraged to involve students in the plan development as appropriate.

 

 

Planning for Greater Parent and Family Engagement:  Parents and families will be provided the following:

 

  • Timely information about programs
  • School performance profiles and their child’s individual student assessment results
  • Explanation of curriculum used, assessment used and proficiency levels students are expected to meet
  • Regular meetings to formulate suggestions, share experiences and participate as appropriate in decisions relating to the education of their children
  • Timely responses to parent suggestions

 

Coordination of Parental and Family Engagement Activities with other Agencies: Some members of the DEIC may serve as board members for community agencies and programs.

Improving/Revising Parent and Family Engagement Strategies Based on Evaluation: The findings of annual evaluations will be used to improve and/or revise listed strategies within the district/campus plans, as well as Parent and Family Engagement Policies.

CAMPUS PLAN:  Each campus plan will include the following:


Strategies for Parental and Family Engagement such as:

    • Parent campus and district liaisons
    • Train parents to work with their children to improve academic performance
    • Provide materials required for parental involvement
    • Conduct parent/teacher conferences
    • Facilitate parent and family education classes
    • Participate in annual Parent and Family Nights

 

Use of Title I Funds: A minimum of 1% of Title I funds will be used for Parental and Family Engagement activities.  Parents must be included in decisions on how these funds are spent at each campus through the CPOC and CIP processes.

 

Develop a School /Parent Compact:  The campus compact will describe:

  • How parents and school staff share the responsibility of improved student achievement
  • How parents and school staff will build partnerships to help student academic achievement
  • Schools responsibility for curriculum, instruction, supportive and effective learning environment
  • How parents are expected to support their children’s learning
  • Process for communication between parents and teachers

 

    • Develop appropriate roles for community-based organizations and businesses in parent and family engagement activities by:
    • Providing information about opportunities for organizations to work with parents and schools
    • Encouraging the information of partnerships between schools and local businesses that includes parents as active participants

 

    • Offer opportunities, as appropriate and feasible, such as parent resource centers, parent liaisons, social work services and opportunities for parents to learn about child development
    • Ensure that information related to school and parent resource centers, parent programs, meetings and other activities are sent to the homes of children in the language used in the home
    • Train and support parents to enhance the involvement of other parents 
    • Support for teachers and other educators to conduct in-home conferences with parents who are unable to attend such conferences at school, If possible
    •  Adopt and implement creative approaches to improving parent and family engagement.
    • Provide other reasonable support for required parent and family engagement activities as requested by parents.

 

DISTRICT PLAN:

 

Parental and Family Engagement expectations100% of Parents of Title I students are involved at least one time per year through: parent teacher conferences, home visits, telephone conferences, written communications, home practice packets, family nights, parent education sessions, parent literacy training, parent volunteers, LISD posted web site resources and training resources, student presentation, shows, performances, Parent Expo, Safety Expo or PTO meeting.

 

Development of District Title I Policy: A written District Parent and Family Engagement Policy will be reviewed by the DEIC. The committee and/ or subcommittee will be responsible for annual review/evaluation of the policy, and ensure that the policy is made available to the parents of all Title I students on the LPISD web site.

 

Development of Campus Title I Policy: Campuses receiving Title I funds will develop individual parent and family engagement policies.  The campus policies will be jointly developed by school personnel and the parents of children on the campus.  Each parent will be supplied a copy of the policy and posted on the campuses web site.

 

The campus parent and family engagement policy must include:

  • Description of strategies employed to involve parents
  • School-parent compact which describes
    • How parents and school staff share the responsibility of improved student achievement
    • How parents and school staff will build partnerships to help student academic achievement
    • Schools responsibility for curriculum, instruction, supportive and effective learning environment
    • How parents are expected to support their children’s learning
    • Process for communication between parents and teachers
    • Opportunities to volunteer and participate in classroom activities
    • Capacity building for involvement
    • Accessibility to school programs
    • Periodic updates of the policy
    • Annual meeting

 

Building Capacity for Parent and Family Engagement:  The campus will provide assistance to parents in understanding:

  • The state’s content and performance standards
  • State and local assessment
  • Title I, Part A requirements
  • How to monitor a child’s progress in school
  • How to work with educators to improve the performance of their child
  • How parents can participate in decisions relating to the education of their child

 

Training of Staff Members:  Teachers, pupil service personnel, principals, and other staff, will learn:

  • The value and utility of parent and family contributions
  • How to reach out to, communicate with and work with parents as equal partners
  • How to implement and coordinate parent programs and utilize the LPISD Parent Institute web site resources
  • How to build ties between home and school


 

Daily Parent Engagement Tips

Monday, January 13, 2020

Five steps help students study spelling

Computers don't catch every spelling mistake, so your child needs to learn how to spell. Teach him a five-step method that works. When he's learning a new word, have him: 1. Pronounce the word slowly. 2. Spell it out loud. 3. Spell the word in his head and try to visualize the letters of the word. 4. Write the word down. 5. Repeat.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Challenge your child to a writing game

Good writing unites individual ideas into an overall whole. To help your child practice, give her a pack of index cards and have her write the name of a thing or an idea on each card. Then have her draw four cards and see if she can use all the ideas in a single sentence. For example, if she had "toys," "trip," "sunny" and "teachers," she might write, "On sunny days, teachers let students take their toys on school trips."

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Link your child's interests to possible careers

Exploring careers is fun for elementary schoolers, and it helps them link learning to life. Help your child think about future careers by noticing his interests and supporting them. Give an animal lover a library book about a vet. A budding astronaut might like to try out a telescope. Your child's choices may differ from yours, but who knows? With your support, your little inventor may really build a better mousetrap.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

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There is no such thing as safe tobacco use

Many parents believe that their kids are too smart to smoke. But youth tobacco use is rising, and e-cigarettes (vaping devices) lead the list of products. Vaping is linked to a recent outbreak of deadly lung disease. Vapers are also more likely to become smokers, and life expectancy for smokers is 10 years shorter than for nonsmokers. Make it clear to your child that you do not allow tobacco use of any kind.

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Share a simple system for remembering reading

Studying with the R-C-R-C method can help children remember what they read. Teach your child these four steps: Read: Have her read aloud to herself. Cover: She should put a piece of paper over the passage. Remember: Ask her to explain what she read in her own words (if she can't do this, have her try a shorter passage). Check: Your child should reread the material to see if she remembered it right.

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

What do you and your child have in common?

As children grow, their interests change. To maintain a connection, parents need to find new ways to talk, listen and be with their kids. One good way is to find an interest you and your child share: making model rockets, biking, playing board games, baking, etc. Whatever it is, make time to do it with him. Communication will flow easily when you both can share in and discuss an enjoyable activity.

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sign here to encourage homework responsibility

Sometimes, kids "forget" to tell their parents about a school assignment. Usually, asking them to write down what they must do for each class solves the problem. But a few kids may then start erasing assignments from their notebooks. If this happens, ask your child's teacher to sign each day's assignments vertically across your child's writing. That way, there will be no mistake about what's due.

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