• Frost Lake Family Engagement Plan

    2018-2019

     

    Frost Lake’s Mission:

    Maximizing educational achievement through racial equity and personalized learning for all


    Vision:

    Frost Lake celebrates all people by creating school environments that are safe, nurturing and welcoming; where staff use culturally relevant teaching that honors and respects the cultures, races, and languages of all students, families, and staff members.


    Frost Lake individualizes learning through student choice, co-teaching, and educational resources for students to meet or exceed standards.

     

    Frost Lake works with students, families, and the community to provide opportunities to interrupt systemic racism in our school community.

      

    PART I. SCHOOL FAMILY/COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN REQUIRED COMPONENTS

    Frost Lake will develop and revise the school family/community engagement plan jointly with parents/guardians of the school and will distribute and make the plan available to families and the local community.

    Actions

    Date

    Person(s) Responsible

    Work with Family Involvement Committee to rewrite plan

    June 2018

    Family Involvement Committee,  parents, Assistant Principal

    Create template for Frost Lake Family Conferences

    September 2018

    Principal, Assistant Principal, Cultural Specialist, Parents

    Committee will share plan with families at Annual Title I Meeting

    August 30, 2018

    Family Involvement Committee, Cultural Specialist, parents, Principal, Assistant Principal


    Frost Lake will hold a Title I annual meeting, in which families are informed about their school’s participation in Title I. Parents will be informed of the requirements of Title I, and the right of families to be involved in the education of their children.

    Actions

    Date Due

    Person(s) Responsible

    Annual Title 1 Meeting held

    August 30, 2018

    Principal, Assistant Principal


    Frost Lake will offer a flexible number of meetings/activities, such as meetings in the morning or evening, and may provide, with Title I funds, transportation, child care, or home visits, as deemed necessary to help remove barriers to parent/guardian participation in these school activities and meetings.

    Actions

    Date Due

    Person(s) Responsible

    Parent meetings every other month which include relationship building, small group discussion, and guidance on how to support students and their academics.

    Bi-monthly

    Cultural Specialist, Bilingual EA’s, Principal, Assistant Principal, Family Involvement Committee Members

    Transportation provided through taxis and bus

    monthly

    Mobility Clerk, Social Workers

    PBIS Assemblies to recognize student achievement and student leadership.

     

    monthly

    PBIS Team

    NAAPID and other culturally relevant celebrations for families and students will be held during the school day.

    quarterly

    Cultural Specialist, Bilingual EA’s, Principal, Administrative Intern, Family Involvement Committee Members

     

    Frost Lake will involve families, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of the school.

    Actions

    Date Due

    Person(s) Responsible

    During conferences and other school events, parents will have opportunities to provide feedback on school goals and offer suggestions on how to improve.

    quarterly

    Cultural Specialist

    Family Involvement committee

    Principal

    Assistant Principal


    Frost Lake will provide families –

    • timely information about the school’s programs;
    • a description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet; and
    • if requested by families, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children, and respond to any such suggestions as soon as practically possible.

    Actions

    Date Due

    Person(s) Responsible

    Staff will receive training and implement the Home Visit program.

     

    Trainings Dates upon availability

    January

    Principal, Assistant Principal, SPFT Stewards, Teachers

    Classroom teachers will implement Frost Lake Family Conferences as a way to partner more closely with parents in the child’s education, including offering strategies for parents to support student learning in reading and math at home

    October - April

    Teachers

    SPFT Stewards

    Principal 


    PART II REQUIRED SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HIGH STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

    As a component of the school-level family/community engagement plan, each school shall jointly develop with families for all children a school-family compact that outlines how families, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement.

    • Conduct a family/teacher conference in elementary schools, annually (at a minimum), during which the compact shall be discussed as the compact relates to the individual child’s achievement;
    • Provide frequent reports to families on their children’s progress; and
    • Provide families with reasonable access to staff, opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class and observation of classroom activities.

    Actions

    Date Due

    Personal Responsible

    Title I Family-School Compact will be signed by students, parents, and teachers

    Fall conferences

    Cultural Specialist, Classroom Teachers

    Traditional Parent-Teacher conferences held twice per year.

    November

    March

    Cultural Specialist

    Classroom Teachers

    Regular letters and phone calls home to inform parents on student progress

    On-going

    Classroom teachers

    Home visits

    On-going

    Cultural Specialist and trained teachers

    Frost Lake Family Conferences

    October through April

    Principal, Assistant Principal, Cultural Specialist, Bilingual EAs, Teachers


    BUILDING CAPACITY REQUIREMENTS FOR INVOLVEMENT

    Frost Lake will ensure effective involvement of families and will support a partnership among the school, families, and the community to improve student academic achievement.  The school will –

    • provide assistance to the families as appropriate, in understanding topics such as the State’s academic content and achievement standards, State and local academic assessments, and how to monitor a child’s progress and work with educators to improve the achievement of their children;
    • provide materials and training to help families to work with their children to improve their children’s achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster family engagement;

    Actions

    Date Due

    Person(s) Responsible

    Parent Involvement meetings contain an information session provided by school staff regarding school programs and curriculum as requested by the parents

    Monthly

    Cultural Specialist

    Family Involvement committee

    Principal

    Administrative Intern

    Parent meetings every other month which include relationship building, small group discussion, and guidance on how to support students and their academics.

    Bi-monthly

    Cultural Specialist, Bilingual EA’s, Principal, Assistant Principal, Family Involvement Committee Members

     

    Frost Lake will educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff, with the assistance of families, in the value and utility of contributions of families, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with families as equal partners, implement and coordinate family programs, and build ties between families and the school;

    Actions

    Date Due

    Person(s) Responsible

    Staff will receive training on implementing Frost Lake Family Conferences to understand and improve partnerships with families through Home School Visits, and other resources

    Quarterly

    Family Involvement committee

    Principal

    Assistant Principal


    Frost Lake will, to the extent feasible and appropriate, will coordinate and integrate family involvement programs and activities with Head Start, public preschool programs and other organizations and programs with similar interests in supporting families as partners in their children’s education. 

    Actions

    Date Due

    Person(s) Responsible

    Frost Lake will align the school’s Pre-K program and ECSE program with the K-5 academic and co-teaching program.

     

    Quarterly there will be bring a parent to school day and parent meetings with Pre-K and ECSE program.

    October

     

     

     

     

    November

    February

    May

    Principal

    Assistant Principal

    Pre-K and Kdgn teachers

     

     

    ECSE staff


    Frost Lake will ensure that information related to school and family programs, meetings and other activities is sent to the families in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language families can understand.

    Actions

    Date Due

    Person(s) Responsible

    • Website

    • Intentional staff/family dialogues

    •Accessible “archives” of family engagement plans, goals, activities, strategies, videos, etc

    • Post information in multiple languages

    • Newsletter template to include family engagement activities and connections to goals

     

    Monthly

    Cultural Specialist

    Family Involvement Committee

    Principal

    Assistant Principal

    Technology Specialist

     PART III ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

    In carrying out the family involvement requirements, schools, to the extent practicable, will provide full opportunities for the participation of families with children with limited English proficiency, and families with children with disabilities, including providing information and school reports in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language families can understand

    PART IV ADOPTION

    This Frost Lake Family/Community Involvement Plan has been developed jointly with, and agreed on with, families of children participating in the school’s Title I program, as evidenced by meeting minutes.

    The Family/Community Involvement Plan was developed by Frost Lake on May 18, 2016 and will be in effect for the period of school year. The school will distribute this Family/Community Engagement Plan to all families and make it available to the community on or before 9-1-2016.

     

     

    _______________________________________

    (Signature of Title I Authorized Representative)

     

    May 30, 2018

    (Date)

     

    These families were involved with the development of this document (Attach List)

    • Mary Yang