Research shows that family engagement in schools improves student achievement, reduces absenteeism, and restores parents’ confidence in their children’s education. Students with involved families earn higher grades and test scores, have better social skills, and show improved behavior.
The Toll teaching community recognizes the importance of the triad of collaboration between students, families and staff and encourages families to be actively involved in their child's education.
Opportunities for Involvement for the 2018-19 School Year:
1. Annual Title I Meeting: Toll is a Title 1 school due to meeting minimum requirements of students receiving free and reduced lunch. The annual Title 1 meeting reviews the requirements and provides information about the services provided with these funds.
9/13/18 5:30 PM
2. School Site Council/English Language Advisory Committee Meetings: The purpose of the SSC/ELAC is to serve as the school community representative body. The committee includes representation from administration, teachers, Parents, students and other staff members. The purpose of the committee is to annually review student assessment data, advise in decisions regarding academic achievement goals, annually update and revise the school plan to align with the academic goals, and monitor the implementation of the goals and the budget. All are welcome to attend meetings. Translation services provided upon request.
3. Principal and Parent Chats: Principal chats occur monthly at Toll and are an effective way to maintain communication with the principal and other parents regarding monthly happenings and various additional topics important to Toll. All meetings will take place at 8:30AM at Toll Middle School.
September 4, 2018
October 2, 2018
November 6, 2018
January 8, 2019
February 5, 2019
March 5, 2019
April 2, 2019
4. Student of the Month: Each month Toll staff recognizes a student of the month from each core/department which exemplifies the citizenship trait of the month. Families are invited to observe students awarded with a certificate for this achievement.
9/2/18 7:30AM, Responsibility
10/2/18 7:30 AM, Cooperation
11/2/18 7:30 AM, Citizenship
1//19 7:30 AM, Respect
2/2/19 7:30 AM, Honesty
3/2/19 7:30 AM, Trustworthiness
4/2/19 7:30 AM, Loyalty
5/28/19 7:30 AM, Courtesy
5. PTA and Foundation Events: For events for the current year, please see the PTA and Foundation calendars.
1. iReady Parent Webinar: GUSD utilizes a differentiated web based reading and math program to supplement curriculum. Students are given a diagnostic assessment two times yearly to assess progress in their reading and math skills. Based on their diagnostic results students will be provided web based instruction in their areas of instructional need. Students will receive instruction and progress through quizzes in the iReady program. Subsequent iReady Diagnostics will indicate progress through skills. Based on research data students who complete at least one Reading and one Math lesson each week have experienced marked growth in their Reading and Math skills.
Parents are encouraged to support students in progression through iReady lessons. A parent webinar outlining how to support their child at home is provided at this link.
2. District English Language Advisory Committee Meetings: DELAC meets five times yearly to discuss the district English Learner Programs. All families of English Learners are encouraged to attend this important meeting. All meetings will occur from 5:15PM-6:15PM at the District office on 223 North Jackson Street.
October 1, 2018
November 26, 2018
February 25, 2018
April 8, 2019
May 20, 2019
3. LCAP Parent Advisory Meetings: The District Parent Advisory Committee meets five times yearly to gather input regarding the district LCAP plan or "Roadmap to Success." Parents are highly encouraged to attend and be involved to provide input on this important committee. All meetings will occur at the District office on 223 North Jackson Street.