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Parent Involvement Plan

LEGACY MIDDLE Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Plan

I, Dr. Hilary Buckridge, 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:To prepare the whole child with the content knowledge, academic strategies, social skills and confidence to succeed in pursuit of higher learning, employ-ability and success in a global society.

With support of parents, teachers and administrators, each child will be prepared for and participate in a rigorous curriculum as defined by Common Core Curriculum and each child, upon finishing our programs, will be prepared for the college and career paths at the high school level.



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:The School Advisory Council meets monthly and the members of the Council include teachers, school administrators, classified personnel and parents. The council provides the opportunity for the Title I Contact and the principal to inform and educate parents about Title I funding and the parental involvement budget. The council discusses the uses of the funds and helps to create the Parental Involvement Plan. A Title I Parent Meeting is held within the first nine weeks of the school year. Title I information and the Parental Involvement Plan will be available on the school website and a copy of the plan is available in the school front office. Parents will also receive a condensed version of the plan highlighting 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

Title II

Funds from Title II be used to purchase books for a book study that will help teachers coordinate activities to share with parents that will help support their children at home.

2

Title III

Parental involvement activities designed to assist parents of LEP students to help them work with their children to improve their children’s achievement will be shared through specific parent meetings.

3

IDEA

Parent meetings specifically focused on strategies and activities to help students with specific learning disabilities.


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

Create flyer/phone message

Asst. Principal

Two weeks before meeting - 7/25/13

Number of participants

2

Advertise meeting

Asst. Principal

Week before meeting- 8/1/13

Number of participants

3

Create sign in sheets

Title I Coordinator

Week of meeting 8/5/13

Number of participants

4

Create presentation

Title I Coordinator

Week of meeting 8/5/13

Number of participants

5

Conduct Annual Meeting

Principal

8/8/13

Number of participants

6

Maintain documents

Title I Coordinator

ongoing

Records


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:Parent conferences will be scheduled before school, after school and during the teacher planning time as needed throughout the year. Teachers and parents will communicate through email and phone as well.



· A Parent Night series will be provided once a month from October to January. Parents will sign up for the series. Title I funds will be used to provide child care so that parents are able to focus on the content of the evening.

Parents will register to attend the four sessions.

· Family Literacy Night

· College and Career Night



Day time parent involvement: Parents will be invited to be guest speakers in our AVID elective and College and Career Course



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

Parents Learn Series of meetings

Teachers, Admin

Student attention to note taking, test prep and communication improves with parental support and understanding

October 2013-Jan.2014

Sign- in sheets Attendance Feedback

2

Literacy Night

Media Specialist Literacy Council

Pleasure reading increases for students and parents, leading to overall reading achievement

October 2013 February 2014

Reading benchmark Media Center Check out report

3

College and Career Night

Teachers, Admin

Parents become part of the presentations and share their college or career “stories”

January 2014

Sign in sheets Parent/student feedback forms

4

AVID Student Induction Night

Teachers, Admin

Parents and student sign commitment to learning in a memorable ceremony

September 2013

List of participants and parent RSVP

5

FCAT Information Night

Teachers, Admin

Parents will learn of online resources available to help students prepare for FCAT testing

December 2013

Sign in sheets

6

Open House

Teachers, Admin

Teachers will share information on how parents can support students at home and how they can monitor student learning through progressbook

September 2013

Sign in sheets


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

Ruby Payne

Title I Coordinator

Student achievement will improve because of a mutual understanding between teachers and parents of the impact poverty has on their students and how to better meet their needs.

Nov-Dec 2013

Teacher survey/reflection

2

Parent Involvement Plan shared at Staff Meeting

Principal, Title I Coordinator

Parent, student and teacher involvement with more school-wide activities leading to improved communication and knowledge overall

September 2013

Sign in sheets Positive vs negative Parent feedback

3

Family Friendly School

Principal, Title I Coordinator

Communication between school and parents improves leading to student success

August 2013-June 2014

Parent survey


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:*Monthly newsletters will be sent to parents and will be available online -highlighting academics, sports and club activities. (Teachers, staff and students will contribute articles for the newsletter)

*Teachers will provide daily classroom information through Progressbook. Information will include classwork, homework and tips for parents to support their child's learning. (Teachers will be responsible to update information on a weekly basis)

*Weekly school phone/email messages will be sent to parents, highlighting upcoming events. (Assistant Principal will deliver msg.)

*The school website will be updated weekly to include upcoming events, parent involvement activities, volunteer opportunities (School webmaster will update weekly)

Evidence of effectiveness will be determined by parent participation(sign in sheets/volunteer records/phone records/event agendas and minutes)


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:School information about Title I programs, curriculum, assessments and meetings will be disseminated to parents via school wide phone messages, website information, school newsletters and the student planners. Information will be translated upon request. The Title I Annual Parent Meeting will be held the first month of school. Information will be translated as needed. Parents will have access 24/7 to their child's ProgressBook, so that they can check grades, send messages to the teacher and see homework and other assignments that are required of student. Throughout the school year teachers and parents able to communicate through email, phone and face to face as needed. Parents will also have access to FCAT Explorer and Florida Achieves as another tool to monitor progress.


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:

Parent involvement activities will be planned so that parents have many different opportunities to participate.

Before school, during school hours, after school and evening events will be planned. Parents will be informed by phone, email, and student planners. Translations of information will be provided as needed. Access to school events is provided for parents with disabilities to include physical, visual and hard of hearing.



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

Involving parents in the development of training for teachers, principals, and other educators to improve the effectiveness of that training [Section 1118(e)(6)];and

Parents will be invited to participate in planning the professional development for teachers that will support parental involvement and student support at home and at school.

Admin, Teachers

Student support at home and school will increase student achievement.

Ongoing

2

Training parents to enhance the involvement of other parents [Section 1118(e)(9)];

Parent Conference/Convention- Provide parents the opportunity to attend a “parent convention” . Teachers lead a variety of sessions that parents can attend

Title I Contact, Teachers, Admin

Parental engagement increases student achievement

November 2013

3

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)];

Parent meetings scheduled before, during school hours, after school and evening. Parents encouraged to attend/ door prizes for parents and students.

Title I Contact, Admin

Student achievement increases with more parent involvement

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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