Welcome to the Get Involved! Page
Mrs. Pamela Peterson, Coordinator of Parent & Community Involvement
Phone: 845-563-3458

     Many studies over the past decade show that the more involved a parent is in their child’s education, the higher the academic achievement of that child. Parents are most often the most influential person in their child’s life because they are their child’s first teacher. The seeds of promise that are planted by a parent as a child grows genuinely influence their future.

     The challenge is that many parents would like to be involved in their child’s education but do not know how. Parents also want to know how to identify and access high-quality programs and school activities that will support their child’s success in school.

     Feel free to search the Parent Involvement Resources on this page to find many practical and fun ways to become an involved parent. The various links on these webpages will offer suggestions, ideas and tips.

Important Files & Links
Did You Know?
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives custodial and noncustodial parents alike certain rights with respect to their children’s education records, unless a school is provided with evidence that there is a court order or State law that specifically provides to the contrary. Otherwise, both custodial and noncustodial parents have the right: to access their children’s education records, to seek to have the records amended, to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information from the records and to file a complaint with the Family Policy Compliance Office. A non-custodial parent who would like access to their child’s education records or to receive school notices and communications must submit a written request to the Building Principal of the school the child attends.

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Upcoming Community Transportation Information
These are the newest schedules for our Newburgh and New Windsor Shuttle buses.
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Temporary Housing Information
Resources Available for Parents
Supplemental Educational Services (Free Tutoring)
     Parents did you know that your child may qualify for Supplemental Educational Services, such as free tutoring? If your child attends a school that has been designated by the New York State Education Department as "in need of improvement," and your family meets the income guidelines your child could qualify for free tutoring from independent state-approved providers who offer tutoring at various sites within the community. For more information about Supplemental Educational Services, please contact Roger Ramjug at (845) 568-6710

More SES information

Fatherhood: Take the Pledge (EN)
Fatherhood: Take the Pledge (SP)

Parent Help: 800-716-3468
(Custody Problems? Support? Visitation? Parenting? Court?) Free and confidential information and advice

Parent HelpLine: 800-342-7472
Free information and referrals for parenting topics in Spanish and English

Way to Get Involved!
Building Compact Committees
     The Compact Committee is a school based organization that gives equal opportunity for parents, teachers, administrators and the community to work on school related issues. Meadow Hill's Compact Committee strives to bring together all stakeholders to help improve and implement positive changes for our school community.
Check each school webpage for more information on meetings times and dates and how to get involved.

Parent/Teacher School Groups
     These include school PTAs, PTOs, and more. Each school has one available for your to join. Monthly meetings allow you to discuss ways to help the school and the students within the school.
Check each school webpage for more information on meetings times and dates and how to become involved

District Wide Committees
     These include PAC and more....

Ask About School
     Let you child know education is important by asking him about what he is learning and instill a sense of importance to the things he learns.

Check Homework
     Make sure your student is completing their homework and that they understand it. Give any help you can to get them on their way to understanding the material the best they can.

Bilingual PAC
     A parent group supporting the needs of families whose children participate in the Bilingual Education Program. For more information contact the Bilingual Education Department at 568-6476.