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Required Components Checklist:
1: Jointly Developed Expectations and Objectives
Parents are invited to serve on the District Family and Community Engagement (FACE) committee and participate in the development of the FACE plan as well as the Schoolwide Program Plans. Parents are also invited to serve on the School Improvement committees to collaborate in the development of the Title I application.
The FACE committee will use data from surveys and needs assessments to determine the needs of the district's students and parents and will attempt to fulfill those needs by offering necessary resources. The district offers any necessary support to assist schools in their efforts to provide parent, community, and family engagement activities in order to improve student academic success.
FACE committee meetings will be scheduled throughout the year so that the committee can offer suggestions for ways to spend parent engagement funds and for revisions, if any, that need to be made to the plan.
The District FACE Plan will be uploaded to DESE and posted on the district website (scsd.info) by August 1, 2021. A parent-friendly summary will also be available in the parent packets and online student handbooks. Paper copies are also included in the parent packets which are distributed at student registration at Marshall High School and at Open House at Leslie Intermediate School and Marshall Elementary School. Sign-in sheets will be documentation that parents have received the plans.
The FACE committee will evaluate and update the plan annually.
A range of parent representatives K-12 will be invited to participate on the FACE committee so that all schools' needs will be represented.
The FACE plan will be incorporated into the schoolwide plan.
The District will submit parent comments that deem their schoolwide plans unsatisfactory to the State if the District isn't able to resolve the issue.
Required Components Checklist:2: Building Staff Capacity through Training & Technical Assistance
Faculty and staff receive professional development regarding parent and family engagement as mandated by state law.
The District Parent and Family Engagement Facilitator will provide support and technical assistance to all schools in the district by meeting with school facilitators to discuss all aspects of parent engagement requirements such as: the development of School Parent and Family Engagement plans, providing flexible meeting times as requested by parents, providing information about the school's programs (volunteer opportunities, parent engagement activities, etc.), and development of School-Parent Compacts. The District Facilitator stresses the importance of contributions of parents.
Schools will provide annual training for volunteers, as needed, to assist in instructional programs for parents. Schools in the district will attempt to build ties between parents and the school through several methods. Technical assistance will be provided to parents on the District's phone messaging system on an as-needed basis. Parents are also given information on how to access the Home Access Center, an online system that allows parents to view their students' grades. Parents of Marshall High School students are also given information on how to access Canvas, a learning management system. The School of Innovation Council at Marshall High enables the school to reach out, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners. Marshall Elementary has implemented Community Walk Throughs in which various groups are invited to visit classrooms and observe. In the past, Leslie Intermediate hosted a Market Day, in which teachers, parents, and students collaborated to manufacture products and sell them. Market Day was not possible in 2020-21 because of COVID-19 restrictions, but hopefully it can be resumed in 2021-22. Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled twice a year. If parents cannot attend at the time the conferences are scheduled, teachers are made available when parents can attend. The Parent Institute, an online resource containing student success tips, is available for parents on the district website at www.scsd.info. Information will be provided to parents in a language and format that parents can understand.
Training sessions will continue to be provided to teachers on the blended learning platforms of their respective campuses. Parents will also be offered training on the various platforms.
Required Components Checklist:3: Building Parent Capacity
The District will hold an annual report to the public that includes components such as federal funding, state funding, accreditation status, enrollment, parent and family engagement policy, professional development, standardized testing data, programs offered, district goals, and child nutrition regulations. In addition to this, the district and schools will hold annual Title I meetings that include information on the following: Parents' Right to Know, school performance, complaint procedures, school/parent compact, parent and family engagement plans, rights for disabled parents, school improvement plans, school curricula, assessment information, and school data.
Each of our campuses plans to host an Open House in August, 2021, if COVID-19 protocol allows. Two parent-teacher conferences, one in the fall and one in the spring, will be hosted at each campus, either by face-to-face, by Zoom sessions or by a combination of both methods. In years past, we have hosted a Back-to-School Bash at our local drive-in with all students in the district (including preschool) and their parents invited. Other activities on our campuses have included a Literacy Night, Make & Takes, a Math Night, a Science Night, and a fall/winter carnival at Marshall Elementary; a Mistletoe Mingle Make & Take, End-of-Year Carnival, Doughnuts for Dads, and Muffins for Moms at Leslie Intermediate; and a Poetry Slam, Mom & Me Art Night, Dad & Me Art Night, CAPS Night, band concerts, choir concerts, and a financial aid night at Marshall High School. COVID-19 protocols will dictate which activities we will be able to host in 2021-22. Parent centers with developmental information are located within the schools. Information about activities is shared through student handouts, school website postings, school signs, phone messaging, automated callouts, and social media postings. The Parent Institute, an online resource with tips for student success, is available at www.scsd.info
Marshall Elementary and Leslie Intermediate each have parent support groups that assist with book fairs, literacy nights, field days, handbook input, extracurricular activities, field trips, and fundraisers. Marshall High School has Band Boosters, Football Backers, and 6th man Club, parent chaperones on field trips, and parent help with extracurricular activities.
Survey data from the spring regarding remote learning revealed that devices, internet/data, access to a teacher and scheduling were all primary barriers for families. To prepare parents for blended learning, orientation sessions will be offered to small groups or by appointment to share information about the blended learning platforms (Canvas for Marshall High School and Google Classrooms for Marshall Elementary and Leslie Intermediate) as well as basic internet and device usage. Some sessions will be recorded and uploaded to our school websites and Facebook pages so that parents and families can reference the information as often as needed. Follow-up sessions will be made available after the start of the school year.
During this Parent/Student Orientation, surveys will be given to parents regarding their preferred methods for communicating with teachers and staff. We will also survey parents to determine the frequency of communication and support they need should we need to pivot to instruction at home. The Orientation will be scheduled for the week of August 10, 2021. Teachers and principals will be responsible for creating the content of the sessions and scheduling appointments for families.
Required Components Checklist:
4. Reservation and Evaluation
The School Improvement Plan budget includes funding for parent and family engagement at each campus. Because the District's allocation and all transfers total more than $500,000, at least 1% of the budget is earmarked for parent and family engagement. At least 90% of that 1% is budgeted to the three campuses in the district.
Parent input and collaboration on best ways to communicate with parents is encouraged during school parent engagement meetings. Efforts will be made to give parents an opportunity to evaluate parent activities at the conclusion of each activity. School staff will provide evaluation forms and encourage parents to complete them.
An evaluation form for the entire school year's activities will be posted on the school website and on social media. Parents will be given the opportunity to complete them in order to evaluate the parent and family engagement activities that were offered throughout the year. District Facilitator and FACE committee will review activities and strategies to determine if they are consistent with district FACE policy. Findings from the evaluation will be used when planning strategies for the following year. Plans will be reviewed and updated annually by August 1.
Required Components5. Coordination
The District coordinates with local business and community partners through the MHS JAG program. Input is sought from business owners on the best way to prepare our students for transitioning into postsecondary schools and careers. Students are given opportunities to visit colleges, vocational schools, college fairs, etc. The District partners with local colleges so students may begin receiving concurrent credit and/or technical training before high school graduation.
The District provides an on-campus ABC preschool program to aid in the transition to kindergarten.
Counselors organize transition days for students moving from elementary to middle school and from middle school to high school. Parents are actively involved in Career Action Plans (CAPS) conferences at Marshall High School.
In light of the developing needs of families during this transitional time in education, a Community Focus Group will be created to start a dialogue between the school and other community support groups. The purpose of the meeting will be to gather information and foster community relationships to help the district meet the needs of children and their families. An initial meeting will be held in the fall. Members will be representative of the mental health field, DHS, the Department of Health, the Ministerial Alliance, food service, along with many other community organizations that can offer support and assistance to families. Information gleaned from the group will be communicated to families in a variety of ways and school engagement facilitators will be available to guide families to services they require.
(Find complete guidance on the DESE Parent and Family Engagement Requirements webpage.)
8/31/2021 DRTerrell. The plan needs to be revise to reflect the accurate review/revision date. The above plan currently reflects 07/27/2020 The plan will continue to be reviewed once confirmation of date is revised.
This section meets requirements. However, in future reference, broader expansion on how the district instills these actions will be helpful.
This section is missing required component(s):
2.6: Obtain signatures from each parent acknowledging receipt of the (district's) parent and family engagement plan
2.7: Ensure information is sent in a language and format parents and families can understand
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