Parent Involvement

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The academic success of our students depends upon the active involvement of each and every family. When students see their parents involved, they believe in their own abilities, stay engaged in their education, develop a life-long joy of learning, and are more likely to finish a four-year college degree.

Parental Involvement Policy

Walter Reed Middle School has developed a written Title I parental involvement policy with input from Title I parents. Parents have been an important part of the process in developing the parental involvement policy at Walter Reed. Input was sought out from the various parent groups at Walter Reed, including PTSA. Walter Reed distributes the policy to parents of Title I students annually through the school’s student handbook; it is also available through the school website. The policy describes the means for carrying out Title I parental involvement requirements [20 USC 6318 Section 1118(a) – (f) inclusive].

Parent Involvement Policy 2017-2018 Eng

These documents will be mailed home on November 30, 2017.

Parent-Student School Compact

This compact has been developed jointly, and agreed upon, between a committee of staff and parents with the specific input of Title I parents. It outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students share the responsibility for improving student academic achievement. It also describes how the school and parents will develop a partnership to help children reach proficiency on District adopted assessments. This compact is distributed at the beginning of each school year.

School-Parent Compact Brochure 2017-2018


Parent Groups at Reed

Parent groups at Reed include:

Parent Center – parent education workshops and volunteer opportunities

School Advisory Committees –  English Learners Advisory Council (ELAC), School Site Council, and Shared Decision Making Council

Friends of Reed & PTSA – Coordinating Activities, Communication, Fundraising and Community Events throughout the year, including many volunteer opportunities for parents and students.

Smaller Learning Communities (SLC) and Other Community Support Groups

Parent committees and/or non-profit organizations for specialized academic programs include

Friends of Reed – Environmental (FORE) – parent group dedicated to supporting the Environmental Academy

Friends of Global Leadership Academy – website of parent group dedicated to supporting the GLA.

Friends of Humanities Academy (FOHA) – website of parent group dedicated to supporting the Humanities Academy

Friends of Individualized Honors Program (FIHP) – website of parent group dedicated to supporting the IHP

Friends of STEAM Academy (FOSA) teacher contact for this academy’s inaugural year parent support group

Friends of Reed – Technology (FORT) – website of parent group dedicated to supporting the Technology Academy

Music Boosters – website of the parent group dedicated to supporting the Music Department.



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