Decades worth of studies have shown that the more parents are involved in their child's education, the better that student's grades, test scores, graduation rates, attendance, self-esteem, and behavior. ECISD offers a wide variety of ways for parents to get information and be involved.
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Parents can check their child's grades and attendance 24 hours per day, 7 days per week through the Parent Portal. If you don't have this access yet, ask your child's school secretary for the log-in information. One account gives you access to all of your children and the same account will be yours throughout your child's career in ECISD.
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The VIPS program offers parents and community members a wide variety of opportunities to volunteer in our schools. Volunteers assist the staff in their day-to-day endeavor to provide the best possible educational experience for each child. Schools tailor the volunteer program to their specific needs. Some of the areas for volunteer work include mentoring, tutoring, classroom help, the nurse's office, the school office, the playground or P.E., the library or the workroom.
You can fill out the volunteer application on-line.
In school year 2011-12 a total of 492 VIPS gave more than 46,000 hours to ECISD! Since the program's beginning in 1983 16,488 people have dedicated upwards of 1.6 million volunteer hours to the students and teachers in ECISD!
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A few ways a person may volunteer include the classroom, tutoring, office, library, workroom, and mentoring. Each school tailors the volunteer program to meet its specific needs. Volunteers' acts of compassion offer immediate support and inspire the contributions of future generations. Training is provided for every volunteer assignment.
The Texas Scholars program requires community service hours for Texas Scholars recognition to encourage students to expand their awareness of community needs and civic responsibilities. The objective is to have each student gain adult insights and begin to recognize and accept a personal responsibility in meeting those needs within the Odessa and Ector County community. Volunteering helps develop team work and communication skills, builds networking opportunities, and provides a sense of achievement and appreciation.
For more information contact Debbie Rogers at 456-9012.
PIE gives our local businesses, agencies, and organizations a vehicle to invest in the education of students by becoming personally involved. These groups contribute time, money, and/or resources to enhance the education received by students and positively impact student performance and success.
All of our high schools and junior highs have multiple booster clubs that support academic and athletic programs, and Parent-Teacher associations are active in elementary schools. These are great ways for parents to get involved at school and show students that education is important. If you are interested in getting involved, talk to your child's principal about the ways that are available at your school.
Mike was born in Germany and grew up in El Paso but has lived in West Texas for 25 years. He and his wife have 8 children between, five still at home. He is a student at Odessa College earning his Associates degree in Education and is active in Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society.
He is the VIPS chairperson for Crockett Junior High and encourages parents not only to be active in their children’s lives but also be involved in what their children are doing. That is the example he wants to set for others to see.