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Lincoln Park PFEP 19/20

Dear families,
Following is a summary of the Parent and Family Engagement Plan for our school and district.
Thank you!


Lincoln Park Parent and Family Engagement Plan will:  Every Student Succeeds Act 1116 (b-c)

  • Involvement of Parents and Community includes School Advisory Council (SAC) meetings, 
  • volunteer program, and a shared home school connection
  • Coordinate and integrate parent and family engagement strategies with other Federal, State, and local programs
  • Hold an annual meeting for families to explain the Title I program and the rights of parents to be involved
  • Flexible parent meetings will be offered both during the day and evenings and at varying times to accommodate schedules
  • Provide materials and training to help parents support their child’s learning at home.  These activities include open house, conferences, family events, and meetings where assessment data, activities, and standards are shared and discussed
  • Communication will be provided a variety of ways including flyers, school website, newsletters, marquee, phone calls, conferences, etc.
  • Information will be provided in a format and language parents can understand

Escambia County School District Parent and Family Engagement Plan will:  Every Student Succeeds Act 1116 (a) (2)

  • Involve parents and family members from our Title I schools in developing the District Parent and Family Engagement Plan
  • Provide the support necessary to assist and build the capacity of all participating Title I schools within the district in planning and implementing effective parent and family engagement activities to improve student academic achievement and school performance
  • Coordinate and integrate parent and family engagement strategies with other Federal, State, and local programs
  • Conduct an annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of the parent and family engagement policy, ensuring information and activities are offered for parents and family members on how to work with their children to improve their achievement, and engaging with school personnel and teachers to identify strategies that support successful family partnerships
  • Provide professional development to staff on best practices in parent involvement 
  • Work with schools to provide full opportunities for participation in parent and family activities for all parents (including parents with limited English proficiency, disabilities, migratory children, etc.)

If you would like to receive a full copy of the school and district Parent and Family Engagement Plan, please see the different options below.
Contact our school office to request a copy of either plan.
Visit our district website

If you would like to submit additional comments on the schoolwide program plan, please call the school at (850) 494-5620.


Lincoln Park Elementary Title I, Part A Parental and Family Engagement Plan

Involvement of Parents
Describe how the school will involve parents and families in an organized, ongoing, and timely manner, in the planning, reviewing, and improvement of Title I programs including involvement in the decision-making of how funds for Title I will be used. (ESEA SEctions 1116)

Focus Area

Evidence

X

Tentative dates/timelines

Explanation of Title 1 program and promotion of parent involvement.  Planned Parental Involvement activities that promote academic growth and positive home-school partnerships.

Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting

X

Sept. 12, 2019

School Advisory Council Meeting (SAC)

X

One meeting 

each quarter

Quarterly Events that occur throughout the school year

X

One meeting each quarter for events

 

Coordination and Integration with Other Federal Programs
Describe how the school will coordinate and integrate parent and family engagement programs and activities that teach parents how to help their children at home {ESEA Section 1116}.  

Program

Coordination

X

Head Start

LEA cofunds Head Start for pre-school children.  These services are provided in schools with our highest poverty.  Family events provide guidance and modeling of emergent literacy development activities.  Head Start portables are housed on the Lincoln Park campus..

 

   X

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

Title I Part A co-funds VPK services, by extending full day services in schools with our highest poverty.  Family events provide guidance and modeling of emergent literacy development activities.

X

Title I, Part C

Migrant families participate in an LEA Advisory Council for English Language Learners.  Translators are available for teacher conferences as well as to assist with translation of documents to be provided for families.  Family events provide guidance and modeling of emergent literacy development activities. Title 1 will provide translators.

   

Title I, Part D

Resources are provided for parents whose children are enrolled in Neglected & Delinquent programs.

 

ESOL-Title III

Provides supplemental resources for English Language Learners (ELL) such as  services and paraprofessionals. 

 

Title IV, Part A

Provides students with a well-rounded education, supports safe and healthy students, and supports the effective use of technology. Schools benefit through Capturing Kids’ Hearts training and the services of the secondary schools guidance TSA.

 

Carl Perkins Career and Technical  Education Act

Provides funds to increase the quality of career and technical education.

 

Title IX, Part A

Provides hygiene items, school supplies, and tutors at area homeless shelters to support families.  Assistance for housing, food, and other emergency support are available for families referred under Title IV.  Counseling services and shelter based tutoring/parent training is available.

X

IDEA 

Provides students with disabilities a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) that is tailored to their individual needs including an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), placement in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), appropriate evaluation, parent and teacher participation, and procedural safeguards.

X

 

Annual Parent Meeting
Describe the specific steps the school will take to conduct an annual meeting designed to inform parents and families of participating children about the school’s Title I program, the nature of the Title I program (schoolwide or targeted assistance), Adequate Yearly Progress, school choice, and the rights of parents are covered at the annual meeting.   

Activity/Tasks

Evidence of Effectiveness

X

Develop meeting materials

Announcement

X

Agenda

X

Sign in sheet

X

Handouts

X

Customized Title I powerpoint 

X

Other (specify)

 

Advertise/publicize event 

School Messenger

X

School Calendar

X

School Newsletter

X

School Marquee

X

Social Media

X

Flyer

X

Website

X

Other (specify)

 

Title I Parent Meeting/ Documentation

 

Sign In Sheet

X

Agenda

X

Powerpoint

X

Minutes and Worksheet

X

Photos

 

School Family Compact

X

Evidence of Social Media

 

Survey (for parent input)

 

PFEP Template

X

Other (specify)

 

 

Flexible Parent Meetings
Describe how the school will offer a flexible number of meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening.  
How will the school provide with Title I funds, transportation, child care, or home visits, as such services related to parental engagement {ESEA Section 1116}. 

Flexible Meetings

Description of Meetings/Activity

X

Morning meetings

Meetings will be offered before school

 

Afternoon meetings

Meetings will be offered during/after school

 

Evening meetings

Meetings will be offered before, during and after school

X

Transportation

Title I funds budgeted for transportation

 

Child care

Title I funds budgeted for child care

 

Home Visits

Title I funds budgeted for home visits

 

Other

   

 

Other Activities
Describe the other activities, such as parent resource centers, the school will conduct to encourage and support parents and families in more meaningful engagement in the education of their children {ESEA Section 1116}. 

We have a room where Parent Report Card Conferences occur.  We have books, games and activities that are available for parents and families to check out and/or permanent take home.

Building Capacity of Parents
Describe how the school will implement activities that will build the capacity for meaningful parent/family involvement, and building relationships with the community to improve student academic achievement.  Describe the actions the school will take to provide materials and training to help parents assist parents/families to work with their child. Include information on how the school will provide other reasonable support for parent/family engagement activities under {ESEA Section 1116}.

Topic - Title of Activity

Person Responsible 

Materials/Training

Provided to Parents/Families

Tentative Date/Time

(is it flexible?)

Documentation

Evidence 

(announcement, agenda, sign in sheet, evaluation, etc.)

1

 

 Orientation

  Principal

Parent Informational brochure will be distributed to parents and reviewed by the principal while students are with teachers. 

Aug. 8, 2019   

   

Participation Sign-in Sheet 

  & Annual Parent Survey

2

Open House with data sharing 

      Teachers &    

  Administration

Parents will have an opportunity to meet with teachers collectively to hear about what students will be learning during this school year.  Additionally they will engage in learning activities that are given to each family to use at home. 

September 12, 2019

Agendas, Sign-in sheets, Parent Participation

3

 

Annual Title 1 Meeting

Principal and 

Staff Members

Parents are provided information about what Title 1 is, the Parent and Family Engagement Plan is reviewed and the School-Family compact is signed.

September 12,  2019

Participation Sign-in Sheets   

   & Annual Parent Survey

4

 

Family STEM Night

Teachers 

Parents will engage in STEM challenges with their child to design, test and rebuild their projects

Oct. & Dec. 2019/ Feb. & April 2020

Participation Sign-in Sheets   

   & Annual Parent Survey

5

 

Pre-K Lapsits

Teachers

Parents participate in sing a longs, storytelling and educational activities with their child.

    Quarterly

  2019 - 2020

Participation Sign-in Sheets   

   & Annual Parent Survey

6

School Advisory Council

Principal & Teachers

Training provided to parents include: purpose of SAC, budget, school achievement & school-based decisions 

  Quarterly

  2019 - 2020

Participation Sign-in Sheets   

   & Annual Parent Survey

7

Newsletters, flyers & School Messenger Call outs

Principal

These avenues are used to dispense school info. to parents

    Monthly

Annual Parent Survey

8

Educational Software

Teachers

Reading and math online programs are accessible from home which allows parents to interact with their child’s curriculum while monitoring their progress

Ongoing throughout the year

Annual Parent Survey & Student Grades/Scores

 

Staff Development 
Describe the professional development activities the school will provide to educate the teachers, specialized instructional support personnel, principals, other school leaders and other staff leaders and other staff with the assistance of parents/families and the school.  How to value and utilize the contributions of parent/families.  How to reach out to, communicate with and work with parents/families as equal partners. How to implement and coordinate parent/family programs, and build ties between parents/families and the school. {ESEA Section 1116}. 

Focus Areas for Staff Development

A

Value and utility of contributions of parents and families.

B

How to reach out to, communicate with and work with parents/families as equal partners.

C

Implementing and coordinating parent/family programs.

D

Building ties between parents/families and the school.

 

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Topic - Title of Activity

Person Responsible 

Anticipated Parent Engagement Focus Area 

(list the focus area/s) 

Tentative Date

Documentation

Evidence 

(agenda, sign in sheet, etc.)

1

Powerful Partnership          Book Study

Principal

A, B, C, D

During 1st 9 weeks of school

Meeting Documentation, Agenda & Sign-in

2

DCF Training

Administrator  on Special Assignment

D

Pre-school

Meeting Documentation, Agenda & Sign-in

3

MTSS/Rti

  School Psychologist

B, D

    Pre-school

  Meeting Documentation, Agenda & Sign-in

4

Weekly PLCs with a “Teachers Training”Teacher Model

All Teachers and Administration

D

Every week ongoing throughout the school year

Meeting Documentation, Agenda & Sign-in

 

Communication
Describe how the school will provide parents of participating children the following: 

  • Timely information about the Title I programs;
  • Description and explanation of the curriculum at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the achievement levels students are expected to obtain;
  • If requested by parents, the school provides opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children and 
  • If the school wide program plan is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school will submit the parents’ comments with the plan that will be made available to the local education agency {ESEA Section 1116}. 

Communication Focus Areas

Type of Activity

X

Evidence of activity

How does the school communicate timely information about the Title I program?

Title I Annual Parent Meeting

  X

Participation Sign-in

SAC Meetings

  X

Participation Sign-in

Electronic Communication

  X

  Facebook Page comments

Mail Out to Parents

  X

  Participation at Orientation

Family Nights

  X

  Participation Sign-in

School Website

  X

  Annual Parent Survey

School Messenger Call Outs

  X

  Annual Parent Survey

Flyers

  X

  Participation Sign-in at events

Other

   

How does the school communicate timely information about curriculum, assessment, and achievement?

Title I Annual Parent Meeting

    X

Participation Sign-in

Family STEM Nights

    X

Participation Sign-in

Newsletters & Flyers

  X

Annual Parent Survey

Open House

  X

Participation Sign-in

SAC

  X

Participation Sign-in

Website

  X

School Website

FOCUS

  X

Annual Parent Survey

RTI Parent Meetings

  X

Participation Sign-in

Conferences

  X

Participation Sign-in

School Messenger Call Outs

X

Participation Sign-n

How does the school offer opportunities for regular meetings for parent to participate in making decisions and give feedback?

Title 1 Meetings

  X

Participation Sign-in

SAC Meetings

 

Participation Sign-in

Parent - Teacher Conferences

  X

Meeting Notes

Parent-Administrators  Conferences

  X

Meeting Notes

 

Accessibility
Describe how the school will provide full opportunities for participation in parental involvement activities for all parents.  Include how the school plans to share information related to school and parent programs, meetings, school reports, and other activities in an understandable, uniform format and in a language that parents/families can understand.

Describe the opportunities that families have to fully participate in their child’s education.

Parents are invited to an Annual Title I meeting, Open House, Family STEM Nights, Parent Report Card Day Conferences and student performance activities. Classroom visits, Dads Take Your Child to School where fathers can spend the day at school, Mother’s Day visit with reading activities and Father’s Day visit with math activities.

Describe how the school will share information to families in an understandable, uniform format, and in different languages as needed.

Academic assessment information of student progress is provided to parents by the principal and teachers through newsletters, parent nights,  and during quarterly face to face Parent Report Card Day conferences before, during and after school. During these conferences student grades, formal and informal assessments, and strategies for improvement are discussed. Phone calls home and home visits occasionally occur at all grade levels. Frequent communication occurs between the parents and the school. When parents are speakers of another language, the Title I office is contacted to secure interpreters for events and for document translation. Currently, we do not have speakers of other languages. School messenger and newsletters are used regularly to inform families of school activities and information. Our school website provides easy access to our Title 1 plan, Parent and Family Engagement Plan, our school grade, dates and times of events, faculty and staff names and other pertinent information regarding our school. The principal honors an Open Door policy with unscheduled appointments are made available to provide  parents with the opportunity to enjoy easily accessible meetings.

 

Discretionary Activities (Optional)
Activities that are not required, but will be paid for through Title I. Part A funding (for example, home visits, transportation for meetings, activities related to parent/family engagement, etc.) 

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Activity 

Description of Implementation Strategy

Person Responsible 

Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement

Timeline

1

Conducting meetings before, during and after school maximizes parental involvement. Occasional home visits and meetings allows  teachers and administrators to reach out to parents who are not able to come to the school.

Flexible parent/family meetings at different times (before, during and after school)

Principal

 &  

Teachers       

Increased Parental Engagement,  Student Engagement and Student Achievement

    19.20

2

Implementation of multiple approaches to increase parental involvement opportunities

Staff Development, A Faculty Book Study designed to strengthen the parent-school partnership

Principal      (Title 1 Funds are used to implement this project)

Increased teacher efficacy when working with parents on strategies to improve parent involvement and student progress resulting  in increased student achievement

  19.20

3

Developing partnerships with  community-based organizations and businesses, including faith-based organizations in support of parental involvement activities.

Meetings with School Partners & 

Community Organizations

Principal and Volunteer Coordinator

Soliciting and building        the school’s mentorship program will ultimately strengthen  relationships between the school, community and parents thereby fostering a positive home-school connection that builds student’s sense of self and increased academic achievement

 

  19.20

 

Barriers  
Describe the barriers that hinder 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 disabled, have limited English proficiency, and parents/families of migratory children) {ESEA Section 1116}. 

Barrier(s): 

Including the 

Specific Subgroup

X

Plan of Action (Steps to overcome)

Language

   

 

Disabilities

   

Transportation

  X

Varying times of the day for activities so that parents can use public transportation or family support

Child Care

  X

Administrator provides childcare during the Open House

Schedule

  X

Flexible scheduling to support the needs of the parent 

Homelessness

X

The school’s Guidance Counselor works cooperatively with Title 1 and the Homeless Coalition to provide support to parents in need of permanent shelter

Communication

  X

Multiple modes of communication occurs:  Newsletters, Flyers, Phone Calls from Teachers & Staff, School Messenger Calls from Principal, Face-to-Face Conferences, Home Visits

No WiFi Availability

X

Information dispersed to parents from the school providing them with access to Cox Communication’s Program that provides parents with wi-fi services at a very low cost.

Other

   

 

Assurances about the Parent and Family Engagement Plan
I, Cassandra F. Smith, 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 district, state and federal staff for a minimum of five (5) years. 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 parent and family engagement, and will carry out programs, activities, and procedures in accordance with the definition outlined in ESEA Section 8101;
  • 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 1116 (a)(3)(b);
  • Plan was jointly developed/revised with parents and distributed to our families and the local community {Section 1116 (b)(1);
  • Engage parents and families, 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 parent and family engagement policy and the joint development of the school wide program plan under Section 1116 (c)(3);
  • Use the findings of the Parent and Family Engagement Plan review to design strategies for more effective parent and family engagement, and to review, if necessary, the school’s Parent and Family Engagement Plan {Section 1116 (a)(E);
  • If the plan for Title I, Part A, developed under Section 1112, is not satisfactory to the parents and family of participating children, the school will submit parent and family comments with the plan when the school submits the plan to the local educational agency [Section 1116(b)(4)];
  • Provide to each parent an individual student report about the performance of their child on the state assessment {Section 1112 (e)(1)(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 does not meet applicable State certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned {Section 1112 (e)(1)(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 1112 (e)(1)(A).

Signature of Principal or Designee       

Cassandra F/ Smith

Date Signed (2019-2020)       

 August 28, 2019


(typed signature denotes approval of PFEP)