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Pine Meadow Elementary PFEP 19/20

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


Pine Meadow 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) 494-5630.


Pine Meadow 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 5, 2019

School Advisory Council Meeting (SAC)

X

September 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.

 

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.

X

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.

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.

 

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

 

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)

X

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

Use of technology to video and upload to website for parents unable to attend meetings and workshops.

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}. 

Pine Meadow also has parent resources available for parents on our campus.  The Title I Program provides support to parents to help in fully participating in the education of their child. Parent Surveys will be conducted to gather input into academic concerns and in planning for student needs. Family Nights will provide training in a supportive environment that includes strategies for increased academic success and better understanding of the curriculum. Parent conferences will increase parent involvement in their child's education. Conferences will be conducted with all students.
Parents can check material out to take home and use with their students.  Computers are available for parents to look on the web and staff is available to assist parents as well.  We will monitor the effectiveness of this by the number of parents using these resources and through our climate survey.  We will also have Open Library on Saturdays monthly this year.  There will be staff available to discuss and teach parents topics such as their child’s reading level, what types of books would be appropriate for their child as well as information on grade level comprehension and fluency skills.  

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

Annual Title 1 Meeting

  Greenberg

Review Title 1, Review Budget, Input into PFEP and Home School Compact

9/5/2019

  Powerpoint, agenda,worksheets, sign in and meeting minutes

2

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Teachers

Teachers give every parent packet of information and will discuss child’s strengths and areas of concern and how to help at home.

1st Semester

Sign In Sheets

Climate Survey

3

 

Parenting Tips and Information

Guidance

Various information given out to parents on topics such as ADHD, organization, bullying etc.

Ongoing

Climate survey

4

 

Progress Monitoring Meetings

Teachers and RTI Team

Students strengths and weaknesses discussed.  Interventions and strategies for home and school discussed.

Ongoing

Climate Survey

5

 

Assessment Training

Teachers and Guidance

Information is given to parents explaining assessments, their child’s performance on each assessment and what that means.

Ongoing

Climate Survey

6

Open House

Teachers and Admin.

Each grade developed a powerpoint covering important items with academic and behavior expectations for their grade level.  Presented during Open House and then uploaded to website for parents unable to attend.

September 5, 2019

Announcement, agenda, powerpoint, sign in, climate survey

7

Kindergarten Orientation

K Teachers, Administration

Kindergarten teachers developed a powerpoint with academic and behavior expectations as well as school tours for parents and screening for students. Distributed free books to all parents.

August 1

Announcement, agenda, powerpoint, sign in, climate survey

 

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

Faculty PD-

Home-School Connection Topics Each Month

Administration

Value and utility of contributions from families/parents/ Increase Student Achievement

Ongoing

Teacher Feedback, Climate Survey, Sign In, Agenda

2

Communicating with Working Parents

Guidance

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

Ongoing

Teacher feedback, climate survey

3

Building Ties Between Home and School

Link to Title 1 Site

Building ties between home and school

Ongoing

Climate Survey

4

Cultural Sensitivity

Guidance

How to reach out, to communicate with parents/families as equal partners and Building ties between home and school

Ongoing

Climate Survey

5

Suite 360 Parent Modules at PTA Meeting

Admin

Building ties between home and school

Ongoing

Sign In, PTA, Suite 360 use

 

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, newsletter, sign in, website, call out script, agenda, presentation, minutes

SAC

X

newsletter, calendar, sign in agenda, minutes

Electronic Communication

X

email

Mail Out to Parents

   

Family Nights

X

flyer, newsletter, sign in, website, marquis,call out, agenda, presentation, minutes

School Website

X

Newsletter, Calendar, Pictures

School Messenger

X

Call Outs

Flyers

X

Upcoming Events

Other

   

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

Title I Annual Parent Meeting

X

agenda, presentation sides

Family Nights

X

survey needs, standards, flyers, agenda, presentation, sign in

Newsletters

X

curricular sections

Open House

X

classroom presentations

SAC

X

agenda, data review, minutes

Website

X

SPAR, Accountability Reports

FOCUS

X

Progress reports, report cards, test history

RTI Parent Meetings

X

Schedule, Notes

Conferences

X

Sign In, Schedule, Title 1 Budget/Plan

Other

   

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

SAC Meetings

X

advertise, agenda, sign in, minutes

PTA Meetings

X

advertise, agenda, sign in, minutes

Conferences

X

Sign In, Schedule

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.

Orientation, Open House, Conferences, Curriculum Nights

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

Parent communication will be provided in English and Spanish or other languages per parent need. The communication is provided in writing or if requested by interpreters. Needs will be determined by the Parent Home Language Survey. Parent meetings will be offered at different times to help accommodate parent need.

 

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

   

Child Care

X

Include activities that would be appropriate for siblings not yet school aged; provide child care for assessment trainings

Schedule

X

Schedule activities at various times and days including Saturdays to accommodate parents

Homelessness

   

Communication

   

No WiFi Availability

   

Other

   

 

Assurances about the Parent and Family Engagement Plan
I, Elizabeth Greenberg , 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       

Elizabeth Greenberg

Date Signed (2019-2020)       

9/20/19


(typed signature denotes approval of PFEP)