Keeping involved in your students education. 

Benefits for the Children

Children tend to achieve more, regardless of ethnic or racial background, socioeconomic status, or parents' education level.

Children generally achieve better grades, test scores, and attendance.

Children consistently complete their homework.

Children have better self-esteem, are more self-disciplined, and show higher aspirations and motivation toward school.

Children's positive attitude about school often results in improved behavior in school and less suspension for disciplinary reasons.

Fewer children are being placed in special education and remedial classes.

Children from diverse cultural backgrounds tend to do better when parents and professionals work together to bridge the gap between the culture at home and the culture in school.

Junior high and high school students whose parents remain involved usually make better transitions and are less likely to drop out of school.


Benefits for the Parents Parents

increase their interaction and discussion with their children and are more responsive and sensitive to their children's social, emotional, and intellectual developmental needs.

Parents are more confident in their parenting and decision-making skills. As parents gain more knowledge of child development, there is more use of affection and positive reinforcement and less punishment on their children.

Parents have a better understanding of the teacher's job and school curriculum.

When parents are aware of what their children are learning, they are more likely to help when they are requested by teachers to become more involved in their children's learning activities at home.

Parents' perceptions of the school are improved and there are stronger ties and commitment to the school.

Parents are more aware of, and become more active regarding, policies that affect their children's education when parents are requested by school to be part of the decision-making team.


Benefits for the Educators

When schools have a high percentage of involved parents in and out of schools, teachers and principals are more likely to experience higher morale.

Teachers and principals often earn greater respect for their profession from the parents.

Consistent parent involvement leads to improved communication and relations between parents, teachers, and administrators.

Teachers and principals acquire a better understanding of families' cultures and diversity, and they form deeper respect for parents' abilities and time.

Teachers and principals report an increase in job satisfaction.

Benefits for the School Schools that actively involve parents and the community tend to establish better reputations in the community.

Schools also experience better community support.

School programs that encourage and involve parents usually do better and have higher quality programs than programs that do not involve parents.

Directions to Intermediate South

Parkway South to Exit 80. Left at end of exit ramp onto Double Trouble Rd. Left at Birch St. (large sign: “ Welcome to Beachwood” at corner) Right at first traffic light onto Surf Rd. School is on the left just after the Beachwood Municipal Building. Alternate Route from the North: Rte. 166 South over the bridge at Water St. Stay to the left to stay on 166 after the bridge. Right at the first light onto Admiral Ave. Admiral Ave. becomes Surf Ave. and then becomes Pinewald Road. School is on the left just past the Beachwood Municipal Building. 
Parkway North to Exit 77. Right at light at end of exit ramp. Left at next light (in front of Central Regional High School). Follow road for 1 mile. Intermediate South in on the right.

Title I Parent Policy

As a parent, you play an important role in your child's education. The NCLB Act (Waiver) seeks to provide every student with a high quality education. It states that students are to be challenged to meet high standards, taught by highly qualified teachers using proven teaching methods and be able to learn in a safe, drug-free environment. Parents have the right to know about their individual school's performance by viewing the district and state progress targets and performance reports. We have set high standards of what students should know and be able to do. The state has set specific standards for reading, math and science; and, standards-based assessments to measure progress, achievement, and an accountability system. Parents receive right to know letters regarding each teacher's qualifications. In New Jersey a teacher receives a certificate for teaching and also must obtain the status of Highly Qualified. Parents may review the curriculum by visiting http://www.trschools.com/Curriculum. The NCLB Act (Waiver) also states that your child has a right to attend a safe school. As you visit our schools you will see that we have security procedures in place. Get involved in your child's education, attend meetings and share your thoughts, concerns and ideas. Help your child complete homework and make sure that he understands how important it is to do well in school. We suggest you become a member of the PTO, join a family involvement workshop, or contact us for specific activities at your school. Throughout the year your school will have opportunities for you to be involved. There will be exhilarating activities in the arts and sport activities. Classrooms will offer interesting activities to which you will be invited. Please contact your school. If you have any questions about NCLB, you can visit this US Department of Education's web site: http://www.nochildleftbehind.gov, or call your school.ne.