EMERALD SHORES ELEMENTARY SCHL Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Plan

I, John C. Williams , 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 state and federal staff. 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 parental involvement, and will carry out programs, activities, and procedures in accordance with the definition outlined in Section 9101(32), ESEA;
  • 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 1118(b)(1) and (c)(3)];
  • Jointly develop/revise with parents the school parental involvement policy and distribute it to parents of participating children and make available the parental involvement plan to the local community [Section 1118 (b)(1)];
  • Involve parents, 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 parental involvement policy and the joint development of the schoolwide program plan under section 1114(b)(2) [Section 1118(c)(3)];
  • Use the findings of the parental involvement policy review to design strategies for more effective parental involvement, and to revise, if necessary, the schoolís parental involvement policy [Section 1118(a)(E)];
  • If the plan for Title I, Part A, developed under Section 1112, is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school will submit parent comments with the plan when the school submits the plan to the local educational agency [Section 1118(b)(4)];
  • Provide to each parent an individual student report about the performance of their child on the state assessment in at least mathematics, language arts, and reading [Section 1111(h)(6)(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 is not highly qualified within the meaning of the term in 34 CFR Section 200.56 [Section 1111(h)(6)(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 (h)(6)(A)].

 

 

 

 

Signature of Principal or Designee

Date Signed

 


 

 

 

Involvement of Parents

Describe how the school will involve parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely manner, in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs including involvement in the decisions regarding how funds for parental involvement will be used [Sections1118(c)(3), 1114(b)(2), and 1118(a)(2)(B)].

Response:

 

Emerald Shores will provide opportunities for parents to be involved through our scheduled monthly SAC meetings. There will be at least one administrator on this committee. Parents, teachers and community members will be asked to participate in SAC during school orientation, through the school newsletter, Alert Now, and by email. During each SAC meeting the secretary will take minutes to document all the decision making process and collaboration. All members of SAC will contribute, revise, and approve decisions made about the school.

 

There is also an active PTO that participates in our Safe Halloween and Spring Carnival. Parents coordinate and manage these community events

 


 

Coordination and Integration

Describe how the school will coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities that teach parents how to help their children at home, to the extent feasible and appropriate, including but not limited to, other federal programs such as: Head Start, Early Reading First, Even Start, Home Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as Teachers Program, public preschool, Title I, Part C, Title II, Title III, Title IV, and Title VI [Section 1118(e)(4)].

 

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Program

Coordination

1

HIPPY

Information on HIPPY is provided to parents at Orientation and Open House

2

Title 1 C (migrant)

If migrant students are enrolled coordination with the District Migrant Office will occur for additional support and resources.

3

Title II

Staff will attend Title II Trainings.

 


 

Annual Parent Meeting

Describe the specific steps the school will take to conduct an annual meeting designed to inform parents of participating children about the schoolís Title I program, the nature of the Title I program (schoolwide or targeted assistance), Adequately Yearly Progress, school choice, supplemental educational services, and the rights of parents. Include timeline, persons responsible, and evidence the school will use to demonstrate the effectiveness of the activity [Section 1118(c)(1)].

 

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Activity/Tasks

Person Responsible

Timeline

Evidence of Effectiveness

1

Title I Informational meeting for parents. Information regarding time and location was sent out on

Administrators

September 9, 2014

Parent sign in sheet, Meeting Agenda

 


 

 

 

Flexible Parent Meetings



Describe how the school will offer a flexible number of meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening, and may provide with Title I funds, transportation, child care, or home visits, as such services related to parental involvement [Section 1118(c)(2)].

Response:

 

Emerald Shores' guidance department will contact parents to schedule meetings at their availability. RSVP notification will also be sent home to accommodate parents' schedules. Morning times from 7:00AM to 9:00AM and evening times of 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM are optional times for events to be held to support parent involvement. Parents are given the choice of attending a morning, during school hours or after school meeting to get information on ways they can assist school in educating their child.

 


 

Building Capacity

Describe how the school will implement activities that will build the capacity for strong parental involvement, in order to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school involved, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement [Section 1118(e)]. Describe the actions the school will take to provide materials and training to help parents work with their child to improve their childís academic achievement [Section 1118(e)(2)].Include information on how the school will provide other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under Section 1118 as parents may request [Section 1118(e)(14)].

 

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Content and Type of Activity

Person Responsible

Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement

Timeline

Evidence of Effectiveness

1

During Open House Emerald Shores will provide Reading, Writing and Math sessions for parents. These sessions will allow parents to know what is expected for students learning at each grade level. Parents will also be introduced to the parent portal.

Administration, teachers

Projects allow parents to see academic projects.Increased learning and student achievement.

 

Bi-Monthly

Monthly SAC sign-in sheets

2

Effective Writing SAC Mtg.

Academic Coach, Teachers, Administrators

 

 

 

This activity allows parents and children to learn together the requirements of the new writing process. This should result in greater effort from students and an increase in the writing component of FSA.

 

 

October

Completed writing journals demonstrating parent editing. Increased FSA performance

3

Reading Night

Reading Coach

 

Parents will learn how to read with their child. They will learn the basic components of phonics, comprehension, vocabulary with an emphasis on reading for pleasure. This should result in an increase in our percentile score on the reading portion of the FSA.

February

Artifacts from literacy experiences that demonstrate effective reading at home. Increase in FSA performance.

4

Math Night

Fourth & Fifth grade teachers

 

This activity highlights effective math strategies and demonstrates how parents can support math instruction. As a result, parents support and assistance with their children should result in an increase in the percentile score on the math section of the FSA.

November

Increase in performance on FSA

5

SAC Meetings

Academic and Reading Coaches

Parentsí ability to assist students with their academic achievement

September

Studentsí growth every nine weeks, FCAís, Benchmark data, Comprehensive end of year exam and FCAT.

 


 

Staff Training

Describe the professional development activities the school will provide to educate the teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and schools [Section 1118(e)(3)].

 

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Content and Type of Activity

Person Responsible

Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement

Timeline

Evidence of Effectiveness

1

Emerald Shores will provide conference training with staff to ensure parental involvement and communication throughout the school year.

Principal, Assistant Principal, Guidance Counselor

Parentsí ability to assist students with their academic achievement resulting in an increased performance on FSA.

September

Student performance and parent participation in conferences,

2

MTSS (Multi Tiered System of Support) Training

Assistant Principal, Guidance Counselor,School Psychologist

Teachers will be trained in the implementation of the RtI process. This is to include communication with the parent in the Pupil Monitoring Process.

September

Parent conference notes, parent signatures on the PMP paperwork.

3

PBS training

Dean and PBS committee members

Faculty and staff will be trained in research based practices in modifying student behavior both academic and behavioral in order to minimize discipline issues and maximize instructional time. Staff will also receive training on how to reach out to parents, establish effective communications and partner with parents as we work together to educate their children. Proficiency levels all grades will increase.

August

Sign in sheets

 


 

Other Activities

Describe the other activities, such as parent resource centers, the school will conduct to encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children [Section 1118 (e)(4)].

Response:

 

The Home School Connection Newsletter from Title I will be sent home to all parents.

Notify parents of Title I Parent Resource on Wheels schedule. District office schedules the van and sign in sheets are used for evidence of effectiveness. Home School Liaison will be used to reach out to parents whose contact information and or availability has become a deterrent to their involvement.

The parent portal website is available to all parents for review of grades and school information.

District Parent Resource Center- Parents are informed and invited through the home-school connection to the resource center located at Howard Academy. Sign in sheets are used for evidence of effectiveness.

Safe Halloween Night and School Carnival- parents and families will be invited to participate in fun, non-academic activities to show the school as a vital support infrastructure.


 

Communication


Describe how the school will provide parents of participating children the following [Section 1118(c)(4)]:

  • Timely information about the Title I programs [Section 1118(c)(4)(A)];
  • Description and explanation of the curriculum at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet [Section 1118(c)(4)(B)];
  • If requested by parents, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children[Section 1118(c)(4)(C)]; and
  • If the schoolwide program plan under Section 1114 (b)(2) is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school will include submit the parentsí comments with the plan that will be made available to the local education agency [Section 1118(c)(5)].

Response:

 

Title I information will be provided to parents through flyers, this will be ongoing throughout the year.

∑Open House and parent conferences will be used to explain the expectations and grade level curriculum, this will be done in September and parent conferences will be ongoing throughout the year.

∑The school will accommodate parents' requests through our guidance office.

∑Parents will be given an opportunity to participate in the school's program during our SAC meetings. Any parent opposition will be submitted with their comments.

Parents will be asked to complete surveys.

Home School Liaison will be used to reach out to parents whose contact information and or availability has become a deterrent to their involvement.


 

Accessibility

Describe how the school will provide full opportunities for participation in parental involvement activities for all parents (including parents with limited English proficiency, disabilities, and migratory children). Include how the school plans to share information related to school and parent programs, meetings, school reports, and other activities in an understandable and uniform format and to the extent practical, in a language parents can understand [Section 1118(e)(5) and 1118(f)].

Response:

 

Emerald Shores will provide translators for parents with limited English and hearing impairments upon request. A Spanish version of any communications is available upon request. Emerald Shores meets all Federal and State requirements regarding accessibility for individual with disabilities. Given the transient nature of our community we will ensure that information is available to parents upon student enrollment, weekly classroom notes, student planner and monthly flyers. To monitor information to parents in a language they can understand, the Principal approves all communication sent home and copies are filed for documentation.

Emerald Shores is an ADA certified building.


 

Discretionary Activities

Discretionary School Level Parental Involvement Policy Components Check if the school does not plan to implement discretionary parental involvement activities. Check all activities the school plans to implement:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Activity

Description of Implementation Strategy

Person Responsible

Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement

Timeline

1

Involving parents in the development of training for teachers, principals, and other educators to improve the effectiveness of that training [Section 1118(e)(6)];and

Open House- During Open House Emerald Shores will provide Reading, Writing and Math sessions for parents. These sessions will allow parents to know what is expected for students learning at each grade level. Parents will also be introduced to the parent portal where they can have 24 hour access to their childrenís progress.

Reading and Academic Coaches

Parents ability to assist students with their academic achievement. Studentsí academic ability will increase.

September

2

Providing necessary literacy training for parents from Title I, Part A funds, if the LEA has exhausted all other reasonably available sources of funding for that training [Section 1118(e)(7)]; and

Family Night- Parents will be invited to come out to participate with Reading Night. Parents will rotate through centers to learn about different reading strategies. Their child will also choose a book to read to their family. Parents will be asked to complete a survey at the end of the evening.

Reading Coach

Parentsí ability to assist students with their academic achievement. Studentsí academic ability will increase.

April

3

Training parents to enhance the involvement of other parents [Section 1118(e)(9)];

Getting Parents involved in our PTO and SAC to train them how to use the parent portal, keeping them abreast of their children's progress.

Academic coach

Parentsí ability to assist students with their academic achievement. Studentsí academic ability will increase.

Sept., October, Nov. Dec.

4

Maximizing parental involvement and participation in their childrenís 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 [Section 1118(e)(10)];

Social Worker is available to visit parents who are unable to attend.

Teachers, Guidance Counselor and Social Worker

Increase communication of the students' progress will increase students' academics. Studentsí academic ability will increase.

Sept.- June

5

Adopting and implementing model approaches to improving parental involvement [Section 1118(e)(11)]; and

Implementing community/church/and school involvement through PTO and SAC to encourage parental involvement.

PTO President, Dean and SAC Chair

Parents ability to assist students with their academic achievement. Studentsí academic ability will increase.

Sept.- May

6

Developing appropriate roles for community-based organizations and businesses, including faith-based organizations, in parental involvement activities [Section 1118(e)(13)].

Contacting the church in community and partnering with them to serve as a liaison with school and parent.

Administration

Parent involvement and Studentsí academic ability will increase.

Nov.