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Parent and Family Engagement Plan Summary

Dear Families,
The following is a summary of the 2022/2023 Parent and Family Engagement Plan for our school and district.  Thank you!
Ferry Pass Middle Parent and Family Engagement Plan will:  Every Student Succeeds Act 1116 (b-c)

  • Engage Parents and the Community through involvement in 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
  • Offer flexible parent meetings both during the day and evenings and at varying times remotely 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
  • Communicate in a variety of ways including student agenda, Remind app, flyers, school website, marquee, phone calls, conferences, etc.
  • Provide information 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 family engagement
  • Work with schools to provide opportunities for greater participation in parent and family activities for all parents (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)

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) 494-5650..

Parent and Family Engagement Plan - Full Version


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 August/September/October
School Advisory Council Meeting (SAC) X 4
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.    
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.  
Title I, Part C Migrant families participate in a 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. X
Title IX, Part A Provides hygiene items, schools 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.   

Phase 1: Hold at least one live, in-person* meeting

  • Held by mid October (by Friday of the second full week of the month)
    • Conducted before or after a school event or as a standalone event
    • Publicized in a timely manner utilizing a coordinated combination of at least two of the following (or similar) invitation formats to best reach all families in the weeks preceding the event(s):
    • School Messenger automated phone service
    • School Calendar
    • Newsletter/Flier
    • email/FOCUS messenger
    • Marquee/a-frame signs
    • Website/Social Media
  • Documented evidence families are informed of the school’s participation as a Title I school, the requirements of the Title I, Part A program, and the right of parents to be involved by maintaining evidence of
    • Invitations (copies, screenshots, scripts, messenger reports, etc)
    • Agenda
    • Sign-in sheets (or other attendance records from virtual participants)
    • Minutes/notes/presentation slides customized for the school
    • Summary of survey results

*in-person meetings may be supplemented with simultaneous virtual broadcasts or wholly virtual if in-person events are restricted.

 

Phase 2: Post “Missed Meeting” informational slide to the school’s website after the live meeting.

  • Presented using district-created Slides template
  • Posted for a minimum of two weeks following the live annual meeting; or the last two weeks of October at the latest
  • Posted in a prominent location of school’s website
  • Customized with school’s updated information and documents

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 Meetings will be offered virtually (Google Meets) X


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}.

PI Budget: $5,418.00

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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

One Book One School
Family Drive-Thru Event
 K. Blankenship & Admin Team  “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library” book, Posters, Bookmarks with QR code sharing the suggested reading schedule of the book with families. Families will receive data, reading activities and the next book in the series.  Must occur by Oct. 20 Advertisement, Sign in sheet, Agenda, Evaluation  

2

 FOCUS/Canvas Family Support Sessions  K. Blankenship, L. Soularie & Admin Team Instructional materials for families to understand Canvas and Focus and how to assist their students at home.  Sep./Oct.  Advertisement, Sign in sheet, Agenda, Evaluation  

3

 Science Night  Ms. Humphrey  Take home materials for families. Hands on science activities  Jan.  Advertisement, Sign in sheet, Agenda, Evaluation
4  ELA Night   Ms. Duke  Reading tips for families. Reading stations to assist students and families to prepare for the upcoming testing.  Feb.  Advertisement, Sign in sheet, Agenda, Evaluation

 

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}. 

  • Parent-Teacher conference and tutoring assistance, FDLRS Parent Resources, Project 10 Parent Resources.

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.


 

# Topic - Title of Activity Person Responsible  Anticipated Parent Engagement Focus Area 
(list the focus area/s)
Tentative Date/Time
(is it flexible?)
Documentation
Evidence 
(announcement, agenda, sign in sheet, evaluation, etc.)
1 School-based contact PD District Title I staff A, B, C, D July/August Agenda, sign in sheet, and evaluation
2 School-wide Book Study - “Kids These Days”  District Title I staff & FPMS Teachers  A, B, C, D  August 2022 - January 2023 Agenda, sign in sheet, and evaluation

 

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

Google Slides/Screenshot; Advertisement, Agenda, Minutes, Sign in Sheet

SAC

X

Advertisement, Agenda, Minutes, Sign in Sheet

Electronic Communication

X

Canvas

Mail Out to Parents

 

 

Family Nights

 

 

School Website

X

Screenshot

School Messenger

X

 Phone Calls

Flyers

 

 

Other

 

 

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

Title I Annual Parent Meeting

X

Google Slides/Screenshot; Advertisement, Agenda, Minutes, Sign in Sheet

Family Nights

X

Flyers and Phone Calls

Newsletters

 

 

Open House

X

Sign in sheet, agenda

SAC

X

Advertisement, Agenda, Minutes, Sign in Sheet

Website

X

Screenshot

FOCUS

X

 Phone Calls

RTI Parent Meetings

X

 Phone Calls and e-mails in FOCUS/CANVAS

Conferences

 

 

Other

X

Call Out

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

SAC Meetings

X

Advertisement, Agenda, Minutes, Sign in Sheet

PTA Meetings

 

 

Conferences

X

Conference sign in sheet, conference agenda with notes

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.

  • We are offering Family/Teacher Conferences through Google Meet as well as in person, FOCUS/CANVAS messenger, email, call-outs and family nights

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

  • We will advertise on Marquee, Facebook, webpage, callouts, flyers FOCUS/CANVAS.  We will use Google Translator to assist with different language needs (some District Forms are provided in multiple languages).

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

Use Google Translate as needed and request interpreters to include sign language

Disabilities

 

 

Transportation

 

 

Child Care

 

 

Schedule

X

Offer morning Google Meet times for conferences and evening times. Post schedules on website and Facebook timely

Homelessness

 

 

Communication

X

Offer printed, digital, and audio information for families

No WiFi Availability

 

 

Other

 

 

 

Assurances about the Parent and Family Engagement Plan

I , Brent Brummet, 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).