Kihei Elementary School

Parent Involvement Policy

A major goal of Kihei Elementary’s school-wide program is to encourage greater
involvement of parents in the education of their children in partnership with their school.
The following outline is in compliance with legal requirements (PL 103-382, §1118) and
in accordance with our philosophy of nurturing parents toward recognizing and fulfilling that responsibility. This statement represents input from parents and will be available to all parents.
1. All parents will be invited to attend a meeting during the school year for discussion of specifics concerning the school wide program and the instructional objectives and methods of the program.
2. Teachers will provide report cards to parents four times each year as well as schedule one parent/teacher conference at the end of the first quarter.
3. Parents will be provided monthly newsletters throughout the school year. The newsletter will feature parent meetings, parent classes/activities, PTSA activities, student recognition, community happenings and school related updates.
Kihei Elementary School is an essential part of the community which develops responsible citizens and life long learners.
Kihei Elementary School will provide a positive, safe and stimulating environment enhancing each child’s curiosity and ability to learn and to achieve high standards.
Student learning is the number one priority for the school.
Students’ learning needs should be the primary focus of all decisions impacting the
work of the school.
Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional
approaches to support their learning.
Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual
Exceptional students require special services and resources (SPED, ELL, GT)
A student’s self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and
between students and staff.
A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.
Cultural diversity can increase students’ understanding of different peoples and cultures.
Teachers, administrators, parents and the community share the responsibility for the advancing
of the school’s vision and mission.
The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable
students to become confident, self-directed, life-long learners.