New York Avenue School Parent Involvement Policy

New York Avenue School Parent Involvement Policy

Download here:  NYAS Parent Involvement Policy 

 It is the intent of the building administration to involve parents whenever and wherever possible in the workings of the school.  This shall be done through the following:

  1. Provide a venue for the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) to meet monthly per their guidelines
  2. Provide volunteer positions for parents to encourage their participation in the monitoring and management of the general student population.
  3. Provide a reasonable “Open Door Policy” to allow parents the opportunity to observe their children in the classroom
  4. Provide regular Parent-Teacher conferences per district policy.
  5. Provide training and workshops through the use of the Parent Resource Center throughout the school year.
  6. Offer flexible scheduling of parent meetings, training sessions, assemblies and other school functions to maximize parent participation.

Student/Parent/School Compact for Learning

NYAS Student/Parent/School Compact for Learning

Download here:  NYAS School Compact for Learning 2017-2018

Student/Parent/School Compact for Learning

The purpose of this compact is to communicate a common understanding of home and school responsibilities and to foster the development of a school-parent relationship to help all children achieve the New Jersey State Achievement Standards (Common Core).  It is the school’s responsibility to provide high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective environment.  As part of that commitment, the school will address the importance of communication between parents and teachers on an ongoing basis through such efforts as annual parent teacher conferences, frequent reports to parents on their child’s progress and reasonable access to staff, opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and observations of classroom activities.  The commitment requested in this compact are voluntary and in no way legally binding.

AS A PARENT, I will encourage and support my child’s learning by doing the following:

  • Requiring regular school attendance
  • Providing a quiet, well lighted study area at home
  • Encouraging my child to attend after school learning institutes and extra curricular activities
  • Attending parent-teacher conferences
  • Attending at least two (2) Parent Advisory Meetings each year, more if possible
  • Providing a library card and supporting good reading habits
  • Setting an example for my child by being a lifelong learner myself
  • Encouraging my child to wear the proper school uniform, daily
  • Encouraging my child to follow the rules and regulations of the school
  • Communicating positive information regarding the total school community when discussing the school with my child and/or neighbors

AS A SCHOOL, we will support parental involvement by doing the following:

  • Providing an environment that allows for positive communications between the teacher, parent and student
  • Encouraging teachers to provide regular homework assignments that reinforce classroom instruction per district policy
  • Providing opportunities for parents to be involved in the school and in their child’s education
  • Soliciting parent and community input, through PAC meetings and regular communication via the district e-board system
  • Offering parent workshops to encourage lifelong learning
  • Notifying parents of school events in a timely and efficient manner
  • Providing reasonable access to the classrooms so that parents may observe the educational process in action

LivingTree Social Media

 Parents! We’re excited to announce that we are using LivingTree to stay engaged and connected as a community. LivingTree is a private and secure network that allows two-way sharing (messages, photos, files, events, volunteering) within each class; and it will serve as your one-stop-location for all school and class information pertaining to your family.  Once you receive instructions on connecting to our private network, be sure to download the free mobile app to easily access (or share!) information wherever you are!

Support Documents:
Support Video:
  1. LivingTree How-To Guide (English) 
  2. LivingTree How-To Guide (Spanish) 
  3. Parent Quick-Start Guide 
  4. Parent Awareness Letter 
  1. Raising the Pride 
  2. Video Walk-Through 
  3. LivingTree YouTube Page


Report Card Dates 17-18

  -MP1 Has Ended

      -MP2 Interim report December 21, 2017

Marking Period 2 closes January 23, 2018 and reports sent home soon after.

     -MP3 Interim report February 23, 2018

Marking Period 3 closes March 26, 2017 and reports sent home soon after.

     -MP4 Interim report May 11, 2018

Marking Period 4 and final grade report cards will be given to students on the last day of school.