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C. A. Weis Parent Involvement Plan

C. A. WEIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Plan

I, Robin McCoy , 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: C. A. Weis Elementary will actively involve parents, teachers, staff and community to prepare students to be responsible, productive citizens. The Parent Involvement Plan and Mission statement will be reviewed by the 2013-2014 School Advisory Council.


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 input is given at the School Advisory Council meeting when budgets are discussed. Parents have the opportunity to suggest how Title I monies and other budget monies will be spent for the next school year. Once budgets are developed, the School Advisory Council reviews them for approval. All School Advisory Council meetings are advertised so any parent can attend. Parents are also provided the opportunity for input on parental involvement activities.


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)].

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Program

Coordination

1

Provided by Title I upon request

Title I Staff


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)].

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Activity/Tasks

Person Responsible

Timeline

Evidence of Effectiveness

1

Develop agenda, handouts, and/or presentations materials

Principal and/or Leadership Team

October2013

Copy of agenda

2

Develop and disseminate invitations

Principal, Classroom Teachers

October 2013

Copy of parent invite

3

Advertise/publicize event

Principal

October 2013

Copy of School Messenger Message

4

Develop sign in sheets

Principal, Asst. Principal

October 2013

Copy of sign in sheets

5

Maintain documentation

Principal, Asst. Principal

October 2013

Copy in 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: During the 2013-2014 school year C. A Weis will conduct meetings during the day and evening. Parents will be given a choice of attending conferences and/or workshops. Teachers will make home visits as needed. The School Social Worker will also make home visits concerning any school related issues.


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)].

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Content and Type of Activity

Person Responsible

Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement

Timeline

Evidence of Effectiveness

1

Parent Volunteer Solicitation and Involvelent

Principal, Asst. Principal, Teachers

SIP Core curriculum goals

On-going

Climate survey

2

Assessments - Individual conferences, progress reports, report cards

Principal, Asst. Principal, Teachers

SIP Core curriculum goals

On-going

Progress reports, report cards, PMP's, conferences

3

Family Night Activity

Principal, Asst. PrincipalTeachers

SIP Core curriculum goals

October, 2013 and February 2014

Sign in sheets, Signed Family Compacts

4

Reading, Math, Science, Writing - Hard copy dissemination of material and web-based programs

Principal, Teachers

SIP Core curriculum goals

On-going

Copy of materials given

5

Progress Monitoring - Individual conferences

Teachers, Reading Coach, Math Coach

SIP Core curriculum goals

On-going

PMP, DRA, Discovery Education, Successmaker, FAIR, GO Math Assessments, Progress Reports


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)].

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Content and Type of Activity

Person Responsible

Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement

Timeline

Evidence of Effectiveness

1

Value of parent involvement

Principal, Asst. Principal

SIP Goals

On-going

Climate Survey

2

Communicating and working with parents

Principal, Asst. Principal

SIP Goals

On-going

Climate Survey

3

Building ties between home and school

Principal, Asst. Principal, Teachers

SIP Goals

On-going

Climate Survey

4

Cultural Sensitivity

Principal, Title I Staff

SIP Goals

On-going

Climate Survey

5

Strategies for parents working in the school - Volunteer Training

Asst. Principal

SIP Parent Involvement Goal

Fall 2013

Sign in sheets


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 Escambia County School DistrictParent Guide is available in the front office at C. A. Weis Elementary School. the school guidance counselor and Behavior Coach have many resources available for parents. Parent surveys will indicate the success of the parent perspective of the school. Display boards and materials are available throughout the year during each school function. Sign in sheets will be used for documentation of parent attendance.


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: Timely information will be sent home with students, posted on the school's web site, and monthly parent information from the principal. Conferences are held during the year as parents and/or teachers request them. During the fall parents are invited to Open House, which also includes information about Title I. As other activities become available throughout the year, parents will be notified by newsletters, web-site, teachers' written communication, and phone contacts.


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: When developing parent documents, attention is given to the literacy level of parents in the community. When parents are speakers of other languages, the Title I office is contacted for interpreters or document translations.


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:

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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)];

Scheduled meetings at various times

Principal, Asst. Principal, Teachers

SIP Goals

On-going


Upload Evidence of Input from Parents

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

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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.

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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.

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Evaluation of the 2012-2013 Parental Involvement Plan