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Parental Involvement Plan

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RODNEY B. COX ELEMENTARY SCHL Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Plan

I, CLAUDIA STEINACKER , do hereby certify that all facts, figures, and representations made in this application are true, correct, and consistent with the statement of assurances for these waivers. Furthermore, all applicable statutes, regulations, and procedures; administrative and programmatic requirements; and procedures for fiscal control and maintenance of records will be implemented to ensure proper accountability for the expenditure of funds on this project. All records necessary to substantiate these requirements will be available for review by appropriate state and federal staff. I further certify that all expenditures will be obligated on or after the effective date and prior to the termination date of the project. Disbursements will be reported only as appropriate to this project, and will not be used for matching funds on this or any special project, where prohibited.

Assurances

  • The school will be governed by the statutory definition of parental involvement, and will carry out programs, activities, and procedures in accordance with the definition outlined in Section 9101(32), ESEA;
  • Involve the parents of children served in Title I, Part A in decisions about how Title I, Part A funds reserved for parental involvement are spent [Section 1118(b)(1) and (c)(3)];
  • Jointly develop/revise with parents the school parental involvement policy and distribute it to parents of participating children and make available the parental involvement plan to the local community [Section 1118 (b)(1)];
  • Involve parents, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of programs under this part, including the planning, review, and improvement of the school parental involvement policy and the joint development of the schoolwide program plan under section 1114(b)(2) [Section 1118(c)(3)];
  • Use the findings of the parental involvement policy review to design strategies for more effective parental involvement, and to revise, if necessary, the school’s parental involvement policy [Section 1118(a)(E)];
  • If the plan for Title I, Part A, developed under Section 1112, is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school will submit parent comments with the plan when the school submits the plan to the local educational agency [Section 1118(b)(4)];
  • Provide to each parent an individual student report about the performance of their child on the state assessment in at least mathematics, language arts, and reading [Section 1111(h)(6)(B)(i)];
  • Provide each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned or has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified within the meaning of the term in 34 CFR Section 200.56 [Section 1111(h)(6)(B)(ii)]; and
  • Provide each parent timely notice information regarding their right to request information on the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers and paraprofessionals [Section (h)(6)(A)].
Signature of Principal or Designee Date Signed


Mission Statement

Parental Involvement Mission Statement (Optional)

Response: Our mission is to share responsibility with all stakeholders to provide high quality instruction for all learners to ensure that each student will thrive emotionally, academically, socially and physically in a safe environment.

Involvement of Parents

Describe how the school will involve parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely manner, in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs including involvement in the decisions regarding how funds for parental involvement will be used [Sections1118(c)(3), 1114(b)(2), and 1118(a)(2)(B)].

Response: Parent surveys were sent home and available at school to assist with identifying the needs of our families. The survey results were reviewed and considered when the Parent Involvement Committee met to plan for the 2016-2017 year. Activities were continued based on parent recommendations. Parent input and requested activities were considered to make final parent involvement schedules.Our SAC committee, and leadership team reviewed data collected from the 2016 Gallup Survey. In addition, at the end of each event or workshop, parents completed an event evaluation. This data was reviewed by our parent involvement committee and SAC committee, and will be used to improve future events. To ensure we are moving forward in involving parents in decision- making, surveys will be conducted at various events. The parent involvement committee and SAC committee will review the results of the surveys. This committee is made up of administration, teachers, IA’s, parents and support staff who have a strong desire to maintain positive relations with our students and parents.

Coordination and Integration

Describe how the school will coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities that teach parents how to help their children at home, to the extent feasible and appropriate, including but not limited to, other federal programs such as: Head Start, Early Reading First, Even Start, Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers Program, public preschool, Title I, Part C, Title II, Title III, Title IV, and Title VI [Section 1118(e)(4)].

count Program Coordination
1 Family Engagement Parent Involvement Task Force will plan various activities throughout the 2015-16 school year across various grade levels, curriculums, family interests. Parent Involvement Task Force will coordinate opportunities for parent to learn how to assist their children in school by participating in community events and school events.
2 Pre-K Articulation Principal will coordinate with the Pre-K office to implement a transition program for students entering Kindergarten. In the Summer, Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers will host Kindergarten Round-Up with both parents and students.
3 Extended School Day/Tutoring Tutoring services will be provided through various district programs in the area of Reading and math. The Assistant Principal will provide information to student and families on this service. This will be done through multiple communication methods
4 Pre-K Parent Meetings Headstart facilitators will conduct monthly family meetings
5 Academic Parent Mornings K-5 Monthly parent morning meetings to inform parents of curriculum and instructional methods used in school and ways to support in school

Annual Parent Meeting
Describe the specific steps the school will take to conduct an annual meeting designed to inform parents of participating children about the school’s Title I program, the nature of the Title I program (schoolwide or targeted assistance), Adequately Yearly Progress, school choice, supplemental educational services, and the rights of parents. Include timeline, persons responsible, and evidence the school will use to demonstrate the effectiveness of the activity [Section 1118(c)(1)].

count Activity/Tasks Person Responsible Timeline Evidence of Effectiveness
1 Develop agenda,handouts, and presentation materials that address the principal required components Principal September Copies of agenda & Handouts
2 Develop & disseminate invitations Parent Involvement Task Force September Flyer with date of dissemination
3 Advertise Event Parent Involvement Task Force August-ongoing Flyer & posting on website
4 Develop Sign-in sheets Parent Involvement Assistant August Sign-in sheets
5 Maintain documentation Parent Involvement Assistant August-ongoing Title 1 documentation box housed in Parent Involvement Assistant’s Files

Flexible Parent Meetings
Describe how the school will offer a flexible number of meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening, and may provide with Title I funds, transportation, child care, or home visits, as such services related to parental involvement [Section 1118(c)(2)].

Response: The school will provide flexible meeting and training times throughout the year by scheduling morning, evening and afternoon meetings and workshops on various days of the week. Food and childcare will be provided at most events. Additionally, the parent involvement assistant will work with the principal to establish a database/system that records parent participation, meeting schedules and topics to meet the needs of parents.

Building Capacity

Describe how the school will implement activities that will build the capacity for strong parental involvement, in order to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school involved, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement [Section 1118(e)]. Describe the actions the school will take to provide materials and training to help parents work with their child to improve their child’s academic achievement [Section 1118(e)(2)].Include information on how the school will provide other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under Section 1118 as parents may request [Section 1118(e)(14)].

count Content and Type of Activity Person Responsible Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement Timeline Evidence of Effectiveness
1 Annual Title 1 Meeting/Open House Administration Parents can access standards, lessons & enrichment activities. Septemeber Agenda, Flier, sign-in sheets
2 Student of the Month Celebration Principal Celebrate students who display excellent character traits. Monthly Sept-May Student/Teacher Feedback
3 Multicultural Field Day Specials Teachers, Community partners Share cultural activities with community/school March Fliers, Images from the evening
4 Parent Meetings/Events Coaching / Leadership Team Topics for parents will be developed and utilized for parent meetings connected to curriculum September-April List of Events
5 School Connects, Website, Twitter, FaceBook, and Monthly Newsletters Administration, Master Calendar Families will be updated on events and information August-June Master Calendar, School Connect log
6 Family day at the local library Parent Involvement Task Force Create engaging literacy experience for families and increase student access to reading materials March Parent Evaluation Forms
7 Math Night at Winn Dixie Parent Involvement Task Force Create engaging math experience for families in a real-world context February Parent Evaluation Forms
8 STEM Explore and Learn Parent Involvement Task Force Create engaging math and science experience for families in a real-world context November Parent Evaluation Forms
9 Scout Recruitment Night Community Agency Promote community involvement August Attendance Forms
10 Veterans/Flag Pole Friday Parent Involvement Task Force Engage families in recognition of Veterans, Citizenship, and Pride November Fliers, Images from the evening
11 Academic/Behavior Celebrations Guidance/Student Services Team Develop Pride in Students and parents by recognizing those who display excellent character traits and academic success Quarterly Student Teacher Feedback
12 90th Year Celebrations Committee Promote Community Involvement September-January Attendance and images from the events
13 Fall Festival Committee Family and community relationships and school culture October Attendance parent evaluation forms
14 Great American Teach In Committee Community member involvement to enrich and inspire students Novemeber Student Surveys
15 Valentine’s Family Dance Committee Community and parent student relationships February Attendance, parent evaluation forms

Staff Training

Describe the professional development activities the school will provide to educate the teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and schools [Section 1118(e)(3)].

count Content and Type of Activity Person Responsible Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement Timeline Evidence of Effectiveness
1 Parent Involvement Staff Training Parent Involvement Coord. and Principal Increase parental involvement to support student success August Agenda
2 SBIT-MTSS – PS/RtI Principal, LLT Increase support for student success August-June SBIT Attendance & MTSS Data
3 Parent Involvement Task Force Presentation of 2015-16 events Parent Involvement Task Force Increase in parent involvement and home-to-school connections August Participation in events
4 Professional Learning Communities All staff Increase student achievement utilizing best practices August-May Agendas
5 IRLA – ARC Administration and Coaching staff Increase student acheivement August-May Evidence/IRLA data
6 Eureka Support Administration and Coaching staff Increase student acheivement August-May Assessment Data
7 Academy Nights Administration and Coaching staff/Regional Team Increase student acheivement August-May Assessment Data

Other Activities

Describe the other activities, such as parent resource centers, the school will conduct to encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children [Section 1118 (e)(4)].

Response: The Parent Resource Center will have reading materials pertaining to parenting, nutrition, school activities, etc. which are available to parents. The Parent Involvement Assistant will be responsible for tracking and monitoring use of Parent Resource Center.

Communication
Describe how the school will provide parents of participating children the following [Section 1118(c)(4)]:

  • Timely information about the Title I programs [Section 1118(c)(4)(A)];
  • Description and explanation of the curriculum at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet [Section 1118(c)(4)(B)];
  • If requested by parents, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children[Section 1118(c)(4)(C)]; and
  • If the schoolwide program plan under Section 1114 (b)(2) is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school will include submit the parents’ comments with the plan that will be made available to the local education agency [Section 1118(c)(5)].
Response: During Open House, a presentation will be made from the Principal to share information regarding Title I programs, curriculum and academic assessments with families. Parents will also receive information regarding opportunities for involvement, decision-making for their child and home-school communication procedures. Parents will then visit with teachers and receive specific information regarding curriculum and assessment plans from the teachers. Sign in sheets will be collected and information presented will be sent home to parents unable to attend the meeting the following day. Home/School Compacts will be distributed. The PIP will be presented to the SAC during the first meeting. Input will be encouraged. Monthly newsletter will be made available on the school’s website and Facebook page. The utilization of social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, will keep parents aware of the calendar of events as well as information from classrooms and the school in general. Information will be shared on school marquee.

Accessibility
Describe how the school will provide full opportunities for participation in parental involvement activities for all parents (including parents with limited English proficiency, disabilities, and migratory children). Include how the school plans to share information related to school and parent programs, meetings, school reports, and other activities in an understandable and uniform format and to the extent practical, in a language parents can understand [Section 1118(e)(5) and 1118(f)].

Response: The Parent Involvement Policy will be summarized in a brochure that will be printed in a language understandable to the parent and provided to parents at open house. The complete PIP will be linked from each Title I school’s website. The meetings and parent activities will be conducted in English & Spanish. Our school has ramps and an elevator to provide opportunities for disabled parents to participate.

The school newsletter will be available monthly in English and Spanish and translators will be available in the school office and at parent events.

School office staff will be trained by the ESOL resource teacher regarding the legal rights of immigrant students, registration procedures, and right to attend school.

Discretionary Activities
Discretionary School Level Parental Involvement Policy Components Check if the school does not plan to implement discretionary parental involvement activities. Check all activities the school plans to implement:

count Activity Description of Implementation Strategy Person Responsible Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement Timeline
1 Maximizing parental involvement and participation in their children’s education by arranging school meetings at a variety of times, or conducting in-home conferences between teachers or other educators, who work directly with participating children, with parents who are unable to attend those conferences at school [Section 1118(e)(10)]; Home/school communication-Home visits Various teachers Increase student success Sept- May
2 Adopting and implementing model approaches to improving parental involvement [Section 1118(e)(11)]; and Provide child care at all academic parent workshops and schedule a variety of workshops to meet the needs of parents. Principal & Various staff Increase student success and parent/student relationships Sept-May

Upload Evidence of Input from Parents

Upload evidence of parent input in the development of the plan.

Uploaded Document

Upload Parent-School Compact

Note: As a component of the school-level parental involvement policy/plan, each school shall jointly develop, with parents for all children served under this part, a parent-school compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement Section 1118(d)].

Upload an electronic version of the Parent-School Compact.

Uploaded Document

Upload Evidence of Parent Involvement in Development of Parent-School Compact

Note: As a component of the school-level parental involvement policy/plan, each school shall jointly develop, with parents for all children served under this part, a parent-school compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement Section 1118(d)].

Upload evidence of parent input in the development of the compact.

Uploaded Document

Evaluation of the previous year’s Parental Involvement Plan

Building Capacity Summary

Provide a summary of activities provided during the previous school year that were designed to build the capacity of parents to help their children [Section 1118 (e)(1-2)]. Include participation data on the Title I annual meeting.

count Content and Type of Activity Number of Activities Number of Participants Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement
1 Annual Title I Meeting 1 250 Information shared w/parents to improve student achievement through effevtive instruction, professional development, and family involvement
2 IRLA Parent Night 1 25 To inform the parent about IRLA
3 WinnDixie Math Night 1 50 Community relations, increased literacy awareness
4 STEM Night 1 150 PHSC connection, increase STEM knowlwedge
5 Open House 1 120 Meet and Greet, create school home relationships
6 Literacy at the Library 1 50 Community relations, increased literacy awareness
7 PMP Night for Parents 2 30 Involve students in interventions for student performance
8 Early Head Start Parent Meetings 10 50 Parent child relationships
9 Hispanic Expo 1 400 Community Relations
10 Olympic Field Day 1 500 Physical education knowledge demonstrations
11 Kindergarten Completion Ceremony 1 50 Family school relationships, Develop School Pride
12 5th Grade Celebration 1 100 Family school relationships, School Pride

Staff Training Summary

Provide a summary of the professional development activities provided by the school during the previous school year to educate staff on the value and utility of contributions of parents; how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners; the implementation and coordination of parent programs; and how to build ties between parents and the school [Section 1118 (e)(3)].

count Content and Type of Activity Number of Activities Number of Participants Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement
1 Parent Involvement and Volunteer Training 1 70 Fostering home-school connections

Barriers

Describe the barriers that hindered participation by parents during the previous school year in parental involvement activities. Include the steps the school will take during the upcoming school year to overcome the barriers (with particular attention to parents who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background) [Section 1118(a)(E)].

count Barrier (Including the Specific Subgroup) Steps the School will Take to Overcome
1 Parents who are economically disadvantaged Events will be no charge
2 Parents who are disabled All areas of the school are accessible via ramps and/or elevator
3 Parents who have limited English proficiency School Connects and staff members are available to translate
4 Parents who have limited literacy School Connects
5 Parents who are of any racial or ethnic minority background All events are culturally diverse

Best Practices (Optional)

Describe the parental involvement activity/strategy the school implemented during the previous schoool year that the school considers the most effective. This information may be shared with other LEAs and schools as a best practice. (Optional)

count Content/Purpose Description of the Activity
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