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West Pensacola Elementary PFEP 19/20

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


West Pensacola 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) 453-7470.


West Pensacola Elementary School 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

09/05/2019

School Advisory Council Meeting (SAC)

X

09/23/2019

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.

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 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

X

Agenda

X

Sign in sheet

X

Handouts

 

Customized Title I powerpoint 

X

Other (specify)

 

Advertise/publicize event 

School Messenger

X

School Calendar

 

School Newsletter

 

School Marquee

X

Social Media

X

Flyer

X

Website

 

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

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

NOTE: Parents were surveyed during Title 1 Meeting for best times for conferences/meetings and family events.

 

Teachers will make home visits as needed. The School Social Worker will also make home visits concerning any school related issues.  

X

 

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 conferences 
Parent Educator 


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

Goal Setting & Future Building for 3rd-5th graders

Principal, Assistant Principal, & Curriculum Coordinator

Goal Setting (Data Chat sheets)

Following testing windows 

Students’ proficiency will increase.

2

Chromebook Orientation

Technology Coordinator 

Parents and students will be instructed on how to get the best use of the Chromebooks at school and in the home. 

September 2019

Increased academic improvements in Reading and Math

3

Developing a Trauma Informed Home

ESE Behavior Coaches/ PBIS Teacher

Parents will be provided instruction on identifying daily exposure to trauma in today’s world and tools for preparing and responding to potential traumatic events.

Aligned with family involvement nights 

Reduced behavior referrals and increased parent involvement. 

4

 

Parent Liaison

Principal

Reach out to parents to keep them aware of students’ academic and behavioral progress and offer solutions to increase academics and behavior performance

Ongoing

Increase academic performance and decrease discipline referrals. 

5

 

Monthly Newsletter with character building activities

Principal

Parents will receive newsletters that highlight character building activities that can be utilized in the home.  

Ongoing

Reduced Discipline Referrals

6

Parent Conferences 

Classroom Teachers

Report cards, websites for extra practice and login information, flash cards, progress monitoring reports

On-going

Increased academic performance and reduced discipline referrals

7

Florida Standards Training 

Assistant Principal/

Curriculum Coordinator 

Copy of FSA practice materials and FSA website

January 

Increase in academic performance

8

Positive Communication Postcards 

Assistant Principal/

Classroom Teachers

Teachers will be reintroduced to the components of the SWPBS which can result in minimized referrals and increased achievement 

Biweekly 

Increased academic performance and reduced discipline referrals

9

Quarterly Family Involvement Nights 

Media Specialist, Curriculum Coordinator and Assistant Principal 

Family Involvement Nights:

Family Literacy Night (09/26/19)

Family Math Night (11/07/19) 

  • 2 additional 

Quarterly 

Increased reading 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

Parent video from Flamboyan Foundation -  

Principal, Assistant Principal, Curriculum Coordinator 

A

October 23, 2019

agenda, sign in sheets

2

Video from Dr. Karen Mapp -  

Principal, Assistant Principal, Curriculum Coordinator 

B

November 2019

agenda

 

sign-in sheets

3

Family night planning training with Leigh Ann South

Principal, Assistant Principal, Curriculum Coordinator 

C

January 2020

agenda (presentation), sign-in sheets

4

Teacher video from Flamboyan Foundation -  

Principal, Assistant Principal, Curriculum Coordinator 

D

February 2020

agenda (presentation), sign-in sheets

 

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

Flyer, school messenger (call out) 

SAC

X

SAC nominations were taken and ballots were created. Parents voted.

 

Notices/letters/Invitations sent home to those who were selected to be on the SAC Team. 

Electronic Communication

   

Mail Out to Parents

   

Family Nights

X

Flyers

School Website

   

School Messenger

X

Mrs. Baker made call outs for all families. 

Flyers

X

See above ^

Other- SOCIAL MEDIA

X

WPES Facebook account is being utilized to communicate to families. Facebook events are being created to spread awareness of events. 

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

Title I Annual Parent Meeting

X

Powerpoint

Family Nights

X

Flyers, Facebook, School Messenger Call-out. 

Newsletters

X

Newsletters are being sent home that highlight character building activities. 

Open House

X

 

SAC

X

Flyers, School Messenger (call-outs)

During SAC meeting in September 2019, achievement from the 2018-2019 school year was discussed, highlighting growth from the 17-18 school year to the 18-19 school year. 

Website

   

FOCUS

X

Parents are encouraged to utilize the parent portal in FOCUS and create Parent Accounts to view student grades at any time.

RTI Parent Meetings

X

RtI meeting notices are sent home 2 weeks in advance.

Conferences

X

Data shared with parents at conferences from Star360, i-Ready, DRA, FLKRS, Unique Learning, etc. Academic progress with suggestions to help students at home and school are shared. Parents can schedule parent/teacher conferences as needed throughout the school year.

Other

   

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

SAC Meetings

X

Quarterly (at minimum) 

PTA Meetings

X

PTA is being reformed. Officers were voted in September 2019 and monthly meetings will be initiated. 

Conferences

   

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.

At WPE, all faculty and staff encourage families to fully participate in their child(ren)’s education. Teachers hold conferences and provide resources for at-home use. The school holds family nights where we focus on building parent capacity while simultaneously building the community through friendly interactions over meals. Families are encouraged to “like” WPES on facebook where they can regularly see posts about what is going on at the school and be “invited” to “events” going on at the school. 

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

At WPE, all necessary accommodations are made for parents and students with disabilities and those with limited English proficiency. District interpreters and translated documents in the primary household language are available for parental involvement activities. 

 

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

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

Morning and evening

Parent Liaison, Curriculum Coordinator, Principal, Assistant Principal, and Teachers

Increased academic student performance 

Ongoing

 

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

X

Parent Liaison will reach out to parents and offer assistance with the reading of materials. 

Transportation

   

Child Care

   

Schedule

X

In Title 1 meeting, parents requested learning about parent involvement events with a two-week notice. We are scheduling/planning events farther in advance and distributing flyers at least two weeks in advance. Also, Facebook “events” are being created for the same events.

Homelessness

   

Communication

   

No WiFi Availability

X

Lack of technology or Wi-Fi caused parents not to be able to view student grades, etc. Parent Liaison will have hours available to assist parents with technology needs. 

Other

   

 

Assurances about the Parent and Family Engagement Plan
I, Christine Baker , 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       

Christine Baker

Date Signed (2019-2020)       

09/26/2019


(typed signature denotes approval of PFEP)