• [SCHOOL NAME]

    THE PLAN…
    THE PROMISE…
    2021-2022

    [Insert school logo (approximately 200 px by 200 px) with alternative text]

    [School Address]

    [City, GA Zipcode]

    Phone Number [(###)-###-####]

    Visit [School Website]

    Last Revised: [April 30 , 2020]

  • WHERE IS THE PLAN AVAILABLE?

    [The Family and Community Engagement Plan and all other  Title I information are available on our school’s website at [insert school’s website] under the Title I Section. Families can also find paper copies of this Family and Community Engagement Plan in our Parent Center. [List any additional ways the plan may be available for families at your school.]]

  • HOW IS THE PLAN DEVELOPED AND REVISED?

    It is reviewed and revised at least annually during the Planning Meeting in the spring. All feedback forms from the Planning Meeting are submitted to the Office of Federal Programs for review.  Families who are not able to attend the Planning Meeting have the opportunity to review draft documents and provide input during the draft document review period.

  • COMMUNICATION

    [Please provide a brief description of how your school communicates in family-friendly language and format.  Please consider methods of two-way communication. ]

    [Provide a brief description of your school’s policy for scheduling meetings at a family’s request (including different times and formats). Be sure to include contact information.]

  • OUR DISTRICT GOALS

    Language Arts: All students will graduate as analytical readers, writers, and communicators of language.

    Math: Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency through a deep understanding of numeracy with the ability to compute with fluency, think critically, and communicate their mathematical reasoning effectively.

    Science: Students will develop a strong content understanding in the Earth, life, and physical sciences as well as develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

    Social Studies: Students will develop a strong understanding of themselves and their role and responsibility in society by discovering the heritage of their nation within a global context.

  • OUR SCHOOL GOALS

    We will provide all students with high quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment to meet high academic standards.

    [Insert Local School Plan for Improvement goals focusing on one or two areas of highest academic need.  Please ensure that this is family-friendly language.]

    [Include targeted foundational grade-level skills to support the academic schools goals.]

  • WHAT IS A FAMILY AND COMMUITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN?

    It is a plan that describes how our school will provide opportunities to improve family engagement that will support student learning at school and at home. All students and their families are invited and encouraged to fully participate in the opportunities described in this plan. The school will provide information and as many opportunities as possible for the participation of all family members.

  • WHAT IS A SCHOOL-FAMILY PROMISE?

    It is a written agreement that outlines how the school, the students, and the family will work together to ensure your child’s academic success. An effective School-Family Promise contains the following elements:

    • Clear learning goals that are linked to the school’s improvement plan
    • Specific skills students will learn during the year
    • Strategies that staff, families, and students will use to improve student learning
    • Ways to extend learning at home
    • Methods teachers and family members will use to communicate about student progress
    • Opportunities for family members to observe and participate in the classroom
    • Jointly-developed by families, school staff, students, community business partners, and other stakeholders during our Planning Meeting
    • Reviewed and revised throughout the year [Tell how your school will review the School-Family Promise with families throughout the school year. Include examples such as reviewing the Promise at building parent capacity activities and parent-teacher conferences.]

    ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING FAMILIES WITH…

    • Title I Program Information: Program information is available during the Title I Planning Meeting in the spring and Annual Parent Meetings in the fall, on the school website, and in the Parent Center.
    • Curriculum Information: Knowing what your child is learning at school is important. We will keep you informed throughout the year about what your child is learning during parent meetings, conferences, eCLASS, and on our school website.
    • Student Progress Monitoring: The Parent Portal is an online resource that allows families to view grades, attendance, schedules, assessment, and your child’s results, course history, and much more. Monitoring your child’s progress in school is an important way to be engaged.
    • Parent Resources: We have many resources available for checkout to use at home with your child. We also host several parent workshops to empower you as you work with your child at home.
    • Staff Training: We will train our staff to effectively communicate with you. Your input on how we train our staff is valuable.
    • Communication: We will communicate, to the extent feasible, all information with you in a language and format you understand. Whenever possible, we will provide interpreters during parent workshops, and academic events. Translation is available for most documents.
    • Transition Support: Entering a new school can be scary for both students and families. We will host events to make sure both you and your child are aware of what is expected and how you can prepare as your child transitions to a new school level, college, and career.

  • WORKING TOGETHER TO ENSURE SUCCESS

    [Insert School name] will…icon: school building with a flag pole

    • [Link action to goal]
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    Principal’s Signature                  Date

    As Students, we will…icon: person reading a book

    • [Link action to goal]
    • [Link action to goal]
    • [Link action to goal]

    As Families, we will…icon: man and woman

    • [Link action to goal]
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    • [Link action to goal]

  • LET'S TALK

    [Please list several methods for regular two-way teacher family communications.]

    If you need interpretation and/or translation services, please contact: [Insert name and contact information]

  • ACTIVITIES TO BUILD OUR PARTNERSHIP

    [Insert opportunities for families to engage with the school to support learning.]

    [Please include the dates of parent teacher conferences, if applicable.]

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  • DID YOU KNOW?

    • Title I is a federal program designed to support school reform efforts to improve teaching and learning for all students.
    • Title I programs are based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support family engagement.
    • The Title I Office reserves at least one percent of the district’s allocation to fund family and community engagement programs. The use of these funds is based on suggestions gathered at our spring Planning Meetings from families and community members. Funds are distributed equally to all our Title I schools.
    • Childcare and/or transportation may be provided for meetings and school events.

     

    [“INSERT SCHOOL’S MISSION STATEMENT AND/OR GRAPHIC HERE”]

  • VISIT OUR PARENT CENTER

    [Our Parent Center has learning games, books, and many other resources available for families to checkout and use at home.] Our Parent Outreach Liaison or Parent Instructional Coordinator is [insert POL or PIC’s name] [He/She] is available to help you find resources, navigate the Parent Portal, connect with teachers, and learn about ways you can help your children at home.

    Our Parent Center is located [Insert room number or location].

    [Hours of Operation]

    Please contact [PIC or POL’ s name] for additional information about our Parent Center and resources available for check-out.

    [Phone Number]

    [Email]

     

    [Insert opportunities for volunteerism and the classroom observation policy at your school.]