Family Engagement Policy

Tryon Elementary School Parental and Family Engagement


Tryon Elementary School (TES) recognizes the critical role of parents in the education of their children and in the schools.  TES school administrators will develop programs that will promote and support parental involvement in student learning and achievement at school and at home and encourage successful progress toward graduation. Each parent is encouraged to learn about the educational program, the educational goals and objectives of the school system, and his or her own child’s progress. TES also encourages parents to participate in activities designed by school personnel to involve them, such as parent conferences, in order to encourage effective communication. TES desires to enhance parental involvement in the following areas:


  • Meet your child's teacher(s).

  • Participate in parent-teacher conferences.  Attend conferences scheduled by your child's teacher(s). Schedule conferences if you have questions/concerns.

  • Encourage your child to read nightly and to complete homework assignments.

  • Provide a quiet place and a specific homework time.

  • Learn about and understand school procedures.  Help your child understand and follow school procedures, rules and guidelines.

  • Volunteer in the classrooms.  Volunteer to read with students.  Volunteer to help with campus beautification projects.  To become a TES volunteer, complete the online application and background check at www.polkschools.org.

  • Attend special events sponsored by the school.

  • Visit the school and stay in contact with your child's teacher(s).  We ask that all visitors check in at the office to get a nametag to wear while on campus during the regular school day.  Although inconvenient for some, this procedure is a safety measure to help us make sure persons who are on campus have the right to be at school.


When you have questions or concerns about classroom issues, we encourage you to meet with your child's teacher(s).  Each of your child's teachers will let you know when he/she is available for conferences. Please understand that conferences cannot occur during instructional time.  We know that your goal, like ours, is for your child(ren) to have high quality, positive learning experiences. Working as partners, we can help your child have many rewarding learning experiences.


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