Parent Involvement Plan- English

CRESCENT CITY JR/SR HIGH SCHL Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Plan

I, Randy Hedstrom , 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 school’s 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

 

Mission Statement

Parental Involvement Mission Statement (Optional)

Response: Crescent City Jr/Sr High School will build better relationships with parents through communication and activities that will encourage their involvement. We inspire success!


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: Parents are encouraged to attend School Advisory Council meetings where they can be involved in the decisions made regarding parent involvement funds. Parents are also encouraged to attend parent nights, student celebrations, and open house. The school has access to blackboard connect to contact parents through phone messaging. The school sends parents to the PIDAC for their input and participation regarding budgets and Title 1 programs.


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

Title X- Project Praise

Under Title X- CCJSHS works with the Project Praise teacher to provide additional needs and support for the education of children that are considered Homeless.

2

Title III and Title 1 Part C- LEP Support and Migrant Education

Title III provides help for non English speaking parents and students needing a translator for informational meetings or anything that may be needed to transition into the Public School system.


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 school’s 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 1 Annual Meeting

Emily Stroupe

September 12, 2013

Sign-in sheets, informed parents will equal greater family participation.


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: Open house was held at 6:00 in the evening to accommodate working parents. We will also hold a Parent Portal training that will be held late enough in the evening for working parents to attend. Parent conferences are held before, during, and after school for the convenience of the parents. Truancy and Tardy meetings are scheduled at the convenience of the parents schedule.


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 child’s 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

Financial Aid and Scholarship Meeting

Sheryl Brenner

Informational meeting for students and parents concerning requirements for Financial Aid support.

Spring 2014

Sign-in sheets/ informed parents help the students become more successful in their academics.

2

ACT, EXPLORE, PLAN Meeting

Sheryl Brenner & Yolanda Brady

Review test results explaining career and post-secondary options with parents.

January 2014

Sign-in sheets and informed parents who encourage students to sign up for additional tutoring to increase scores.

3

Open House/Title 1 Meeting

Emily Stroupe

Emily Stroupe

September 12,2013

Sign-in sheets and number of parents that ask about receive Title I services.

4

Parent Portal Training

Amanda Malloy

Parent will be able to view student achievements, attendance, and tardies.

November 2013

Sign-in Sheets and number of parents who communicate through Parent Portal


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

Title 1 Parent Involvement In-service

Sandra Gilyard

Provides training/Support to all members.

September 24, 2013

Sign in sheets and a staff informed of the pest practices used to get parents involved.

2

PLC

School Based

Postitive classroom behavior

Monthly Grade Level Meetings

Parent Contact Logs and a staff informed of the benefits of positive parent communication.


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: We provide information about post-secondary options in our guidance department and encourage parents to visit guidance and take home information. We also encourage all parents to contact the front office to schedule parent conferences (positive/negative) on an as needed basis. Parents have 24 hour access to teachers through Parent Portal and email. PIRC is linked on putnamschools.org and in Title I flyer distribution in English and Spanish.


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 parents’ comments with the plan that will be made available to the local education agency [Section 1118(c)(5)].

Response: Crescent City Jr/Sr High School informs parents concerning Title 1, curriculum, and assessments through the school website and parent meetings. Parents are encouraged to schedule conferences to discuss their child's education. Parents surveys are distributed by Title I and parent input is used to help construct the Parent Involvement Plan and School Improvement Plan. Alert Now calling system is used to notify parents of upcoming events and student absences.


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: Crescent City Jr/Sr High School provides ear pieces for parents to hear a translator at large school meetings such as open house. At conferences on individual students, translators are provided. School newsletters are sent home in both English and Spanish. Migrant families are serviced through Title I with translations and transportation to parent meetings. All buildings are wheelchair accessible for parent meetings.


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

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

Boyz II Men mentoring program for males and the ROPI mentoring program for girls mentor at-risk youth. Along with their program, the mentors take students to visit colleges.

Gerald Watson/Angel Duke

Students are mentored by parents and grandparents from our community. This relationship will help inspire the mentees to work harder in school.

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