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McArthur Elementary PFEP 19/20

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


McArthur Elementary 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) 494-5625.


McArthur 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

Parent and family engagement in the planning, reviewing, and improvement of Title I programs (including the decision-making process of how funds are used).

Title I Annual Parent Meeting

X

September 12, 2019; ongoing

School Advisory Council Meeting (SAC)

X

Monthly Meetings

Other (specify)

   

 

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 185 children.  These services are provided in schools with our highest poverty.  Family events provide guidance and modeling of emergent literacy development activities.  

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  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.

X

Title I, Part D

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

X

ESOL-Title III

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

X

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.

X

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

 

Agenda

X

Sign in sheet

X

Handouts

 

Customized Title I powerpoint 

X

Other (specify)

 

Advertise/publicize event 

School Messenger

X

School Calendar

X

School Newsletter

 

School Marquee

X

Social Media

X

Flyer

 

Website

X

Other (specify)

 

Title I Parent Meeting/ Documentation

 

Sign In Sheet

X

Agenda

X

Powerpoint

X

Minutes and Worksheet

 

Photos

 

School Family Compact

X

Evidence of Social Media

X

Survey (for parent input)

X

PFEP Template

 

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

X

Afternoon meetings

Meetings will be offered during/after school

X

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}. 

McArthur Elementary School's administration will continue to work with the Title I Resource staff at the district level to help provide activities to support our parents in fully participating in their child's education. A Parent Teacher Association (PTA)  is well established and membership is encouraged to promote increased parent involvement and support for all students. Grade levels and academic committees brainstorm and plan ways to promote parent involvement at each grade level.  Fathers and Father figures will be invited to come in to kindergarten classes in September (Donuts with Dads). Programs are presented at each grade level to encourage parent involvement through the arts. Students in third through fifth grades participate in parent/teacher/student conferences to communicate their academic goals and progress. The committee has scheduled other events such as Veteran’s Day celebration, Reading and Science Night, 100th Day celebration, and Math Boot camps in the spring.

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

 

Title I Program, Title I meeting/Compact Letters

  Administration

Title I program PPT, Parent involvement,  AYP, School Choice, and SIP goals. 

Sept. 12, 2019; on-going

Agenda, sign-in sheets, surveys

2

FL Standards 3-5/ECSD expectations K-2 Parent Awareness/Training

Administration, Guidance and Teachers

Ind. Assessment information, goals and strategies for improvement, progress updates, report cards, student data folders.

On-Going

Progress Reports, Report Cards, Student Data Folders, Conference sign-in sheets and student goal sheets.

3

Individual Conferences-  Progress Monitoring (MTSS/RTI)

Administration, Guidance, Teachers, parents, and students

Assessment data, progress reports, MTSS/RTI data, and student data folders.

On-Going

Progress Reports, sign-in sheets, conference notes in data folders.

4

 

Volunteer Training

Guidance Counselor and/or Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer training, opportunities, rules/guidelines.

Sept. 12, 13, 2019; On-going

Sign-in sheets from volunteer training events.

5

Reading/Math/Science Supplemental Curriculum Awareness/Training

Administration, Teachers

Reading, Math, Science Assessment/Standards information. AR program, Math Superstars, Science Olympiad, etc. iready Math/ELA web-based materials and tools for support. 

On-going

Copies of materials disseminated to parents regarding strategies and ways to support students at home in ELA, Math, and Science from various programs.

 

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

Family Engagement Strategies/Conference PD

Administration,Leigh South

A, B, D

August 6, 2019; on-going

Agenda, sign-in sheet 

 

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

Agenda, sign-in sheet

SAC

X

Agenda, sign-in sheet

Electronic Communication

X

School Sign 

Mail Out to Parents

X

Hard copy of materials

Family Nights

X

Flyers, sign-in sheet, survey

School Website

X

Website information

School Messenger

X

Print out of call/results

Flyers

X

Hard copy of materials

Other

   

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

Title I Annual Parent Meeting

X

Agenda, sign-in sheet

Family Nights

X

Flyer, agenda, sign-in sheet, survey

Newsletters

X

Hard copy of newsletter

Open House

X

Flyer, agenda, sign-in sheet

SAC

X

Flyer, agenda, sign-in sheet, minutes

Website

X

Website information

FOCUS

X

Progress reports, parent portal information

RTI Parent Meetings

X

Meeting agenda, attendance page

Conferences

X

Invitations, sign-in sheet, hard copy of materials

Other

   

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

SAC Meetings

X

Flyers, agenda, sign-in sheet, minutes

PTA Meetings

X

Flyers, agenda, sign-in sheet, minutes

Conferences

X

Invitations, sign-in sheet

Other

   

 

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 school events such as: Orientation, Open House, math boot camp, literacy night, science day, Donuts with Dad, Muffins with Mom, and conferences. Parents are invited to attend volunteer training and encouraged to volunteer around school. Parents are encouraged to join the PTA and participate in School Advisory Council.

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

Daily communication is sent home through take-home folders, class communicators and Apps such as class dojo, remind, etc. Teachers send home newsletters, school website and facebook page is updated regularly, and documents are provided in home language when available. District support is utilized to secure interpreters or translated documents to meet the needs of our ELL population. 

 

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.) 

#

Activity 

Description of Implementation Strategy

Person Responsible 

Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement

Timeline

1

Flexible Conference times

Schedule flexible meeting times to work around parent/guardian work schedule when possible. 

Teachers, Administration, Parents

Better student achievement with increased home/school communication.

On-going

2

Flexible conference locations

Conducting in-home conferences between teachers or others working directly with student for parents unable to attend conferences at school. 

Teachers, School Social Worker, Guidance Counselor, Administration, Parents

Better student achievement with increased home/school communication.

On-going

 

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

X

Provide interpreter

Disabilities

   

Transportation

X

Work with individuals and district to provide transportation needs for families.

Child Care

   

Schedule

X

Continue to provide flexible meeting opportunities.

Homelessness

X

Work with district homeless liaison to meet the needs of families..

Communication

X

Continue to encourage families to update contact information regularly.

No WiFi Availability

   

Other

   

 

Assurances about the Parent and Family Engagement Plan
I, Tama Vaughn , 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       

Kristin Arnold

Date Signed (2019-2020)       

September 20, 2019


(typed signature denotes approval of PFEP)