School Parent Involvement Plan

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					                                                                        Dibrell School Parent Involvement Plan
                                              Developed jointly by parents, staff, students, and community members of Dibrell School

  Title I Requirement                                       Activities and Strategies                                          Timeline                     Person(s)                     Evaluation
                                                                                                                                                           Responsible                     Strategy
Parents will be included in                    Parents will be members of the parent involvement advisory                  Beginning of school       Administration; School             Sign in sheets,
                                                                                                                                                                                           minutes, agendas
developing a written parent                     committee which will meet to discuss FFS results, school goals,              year 06-07                Advisory Committee;
involvement plan. The plan will                 and NCLB law.                                                                                          Parent Advisory
establish expectations for parent              A parent involvement plan will be written to establish expectations         SY 06-07                  Committee
involvement.                                    for parent involvement.
The school will hold an annual                 An annual meeting will be held at the beginning of the school year.         Beginning of school       Administration; school             Invitations,
                                                                                                                                                                                           newsletters, etc.
meeting to which all parents have               Barriers to attendance (i.e. child care, transportation, translations,       year 06-07                staff, district personnel
been invited.                                   physical handicaps, etc.) will be addressed.                                August 5, 2006 at
                                               Attendance at this meeting will be encouraged by all classroom               Three Star Mall
                                                teachers, school, and county-wide staff.

The school will hold a flexible                Convenient meeting times for parents will be scheduled before               Third Tuesday s as        Administration; school
                                                                                                                                                                                          Invitations, minutes,
number of meetings for the parents’             school, during school, after school, and evenings.                           needed                    staff; Parent Advisory              phone communication
convenience.                                                                                                                                           Committee                           logs, letters, sign in
                                                                                                                                                                                           sheets, parent-teacher
The school will involve parents in an          Give parents as much notice as possible in regard to meeting times          SY 06-07 (or list dates   Administration; School             Minutes, sign in
                                                                                                                                                                                           sheets, phone logs,
organized, ongoing, and timely way,             (invitations and reminders).                                                 for planned meetings)     Advisory Committee;                 newsletters, website,
in the planning, review, and                   Regular meetings (i.e. quarterly, monthly, grading periods,                  monthly as needed         Parent Advisory                     email, etc.
improvement of programs for parent              semester) will be scheduled throughout the school year.                                                Committee
The school will provide parents                The school will send an introductory letter home to parents                 SY 06-07                  Administration; newsletter         Minutes/sign in sheets
                                                                                                                                                                                           from meetings
timely information about parent                 describing the programs planned for parent involvement.                                                committee; school website          Letters, newsletters
involvement programs.                          Regular newsletters will be sent highlighting various parent                                           master                             Website
                                                involvement programs and activities.
                                               The school website will post current information describing parent
                                                involvement activities.
The school will provide parents a              Teachers will send parents information about what their students            Each grading period       Classroom teachers;                Newsletters, notes
description and explanation of the              will be studying at the beginning of each grading period.                   Dates for school          Administration;                    Students handbook
curriculum in use at the school,               Materials will be displayed at school functions for parents to read,         functions                 District Staff (will provide       Minutes/agendas/sign
forms of academic assessment used               observe, and ask questions about.                                           Fall 06 (or when test     brochures)                          in sheets
                                                                                                                                                                                          Photos
to measure student progress, and the           An brochure explaining what assessments are given at various                 results “Home Reports”
proficiency levels at which students            grade levels, as well as expected levels of proficiency for students,        are sent home)
are expected to meet.                           will be sent to parents annually.
The school will provide parents with           Workshops, meetings, and programs will be planned based on                  SY 06-07                  Administration; School             Parent
opportunities for regular meetings, if          parent requests and/or suggestions.                                                                    staff                               sessions
requested, to formulate suggestions,           Parents will be encouraged to communicate with their child’s                                                                              Minutes/agendas/sign
to participate in decisions relating to         teachers.                                                                                                                                  in sheets
                                                                                                                                                                                          Website
the education of their children, and           Parents will be encouraged to call or send notes to staff if they                                                                         Email
respond to any suggestions as soon              have questions or concerns.                                                                                                               Newsletters
as practicably possible.                       Parents will have access to email addresses for their child’s                                                                             Notes home
The school will jointly develop with        A school-parent compact will be examined by the parent advisory         Aug. 06                 Administration; parent             Minutes/agendas/sign
                                                                                                                                                                                  in sheets
parents a school-parent compact.             committee.                                                                                       advisory committee; school         Handbook
                                            The school-parent compact will be presented to parents at the                                    staff                              Letters
                                             annual meeting for approval.                                                                                                        Newsletter
                                                                                                                                                                                 School-Parent
                                            Compacts will be signed by the school staff and sent home for                                                                        Compact
                                             parent and student signatures.
                                            When returned, one copy will be kept at the school and a copy will
                                             be made to send and keep at the child’s home.
The school will distribute the written      The parent involvement plan will be published in the student            Aug 06                  Administration; school             Student handbook
                                                                                                                                                                                 Website
parent involvement plan.                     handbook.                                                                                        staff
                                                                                                                                                                                 Brochures
                                            The parent involvement plan will be published in a school                                                                           Newsletters
                                            The parent involvement plan will be posted on the school website.
The school will notify parents of the       The parent involvement plan will be provided in a uniform format        Fall 06                 Administration; school             Student handbook
                                                                                                                                                                                 Website
written parent involvement plan in           (to include activities, strategies, responsible persons, and                                     staff; ESL staff
                                                                                                                                                                                 Brochures
an understandable and uniform                evaluation strategies).                                                                                                             Newsletters
format, and to the extent practicable,      The parent involvement plan will be available in Spanish.                                                                           Letters
provided in a language parents can
The parent involvement plan will be         The parent involvement plan will be posted on the school website.       Fall 06                 Administration; school             Student handbook
                                                                                                                                                                                 Newsletters
made available to the local                 The district website will include a link to the school’s website.                                staff                              Websites
community.                                                                                                                                                                       Minutes/agendas/sign
                                                                                                                                                                                  in sheets
The parent involvement plan will be         The parent involvement plan will be reviewed and revised as             SY 06-07                Administration; school             Minutes/agendas/sign
                                                                                                                                                                                  in sheets
periodically updated to meet the             needed twice yearly by the parent advisory committee.                                            staff; parent advisory             Newsletters
changing needs of parents and the           The parent involvement plan will be reviewed annually at the Title                               committee
school.                                      I annual meeting.
If the parent involvement plan is not       Minutes of discussions will be taken from each of the above             SY 06-07                    Administration;               Minutes/agendas/sign
                                                                                                                                                                                  in sheets
satisfactory to parents, the school          meetings.                                                                                             school staff; parent          Copy of submission to
will submit any comments to the                                                                                                                    advisory council               district
district. The district will submit
parent comments to the State
Department of Education.
The school will provide assistance to       Make parents aware of various resources explaining NCLB and             Aug 06                      Administration;               Parent training
parents in understanding topics such         parent involvement (brochures, website addresses).                      Parent Teacher               school staff;                 Minutes/agendas/sign
as: academic achievement, content           Teachers will explain test scores and required standards during          Conferences                  classroom teachers             in sheets
standards, monitoring a child’s              parent-teacher conferences.                                              Sept. 28, 2006                                             Parent-teacher
                                                                                                                                                                                  conference notes
progress, requirements of parent            Materials/brochures will be made available to parents at open                                                                      Phone logs
involvement, NCLB, etc.                      house and PTO meetings.                                                                                                             Letters/notes
                                                                                                                                                                                 School Library
                                                                                                                                                                                 Website
The school will provide materials           Materials/brochures will be made available to parents at open           SY 06-07                    Administration;               Parent training
and training to help parents work            house and PTO meetings.                                                                               school staff                  Minutes/agendas/sign
with their children to improve their        Information on parenting and literacy training will be provided to                                                                   in sheets
achievement.                                 parents.                                                                                                                            School library
                                                                                                                                                                                 Newsletters
                                                                                                                                                                                 Website
The school, with the assistance of          Teachers will participate in staff training on parent involvement.      Staff Development           Administration;               Staff training
                                                                                                                                                                                 Teacher inservice
parents, will provide training for          Teachers will be provided with research on parent involvement in         Meetings in September        parents; district office      Minutes/agendas/sign
staff and administration in how to           schools.                                                                 and January                  personnel                      in sheets
reach out to and communicate with                                                                                                                                                Newslatters
parents. The staff will be trained in                                                                                                                                            Email
implementing and coordinating
parent programs.
The school will coordinate and                Local Head Start parents will be invited to parent involvement              SY 06-07      Administration;           Invitations
                                                                                                                                                                     Minutes/agendas/sign
integrate parent involvement                   programs.                                                                                   school staff; Family       in sheets
programs with various other “child            Information from the Family Resource Center will be made                                    Resource Center           Newsletters
services” programs.                            available to parents, as needed.                                                            Director                  Website
The school will send information              All newsletters and notes home will be available in Spanish, as             SY 06-07      Administration; ESL       Newsletters
                                                                                                                                                                     Invitations
related to school and parent                   needed.                                                                                     staff                     Notes
programs, meetings, and other
activities to the extent practicable, in
a language parents can understand.
The school will provide reasonable            Parents will have the opportunity to request information and make           SY 06-07      Administration;           Minutes/agendas/sign
                                                                                                                                                                      in sheets
support for parent involvement                 suggestions regarding school programs.                                                      school staff; parent      Surveys
activities as parents may request.                                                                                                         advisory council          Phone log
                                                                                                                                                                     Newsletters
The school will provide full                  The District Parent Involvement Plan, the school parent                     SY 06-07      Administration;           Minutes/agendas/sign
                                                                                                                                                                      in sheets
opportunities for participation of all         involvement plan, and all school reports, to the extent practicable,                        district personnel;       Newsletters
parents.                                       are written in an understandable format.                                                    ESL staff; Sp.Ed.         Handbook
                                                                                                                                           staff                     Website
                                                                                                                                                                     Broshures

      (** It should be noted that this plan does not include specific details for approval of the School-Parent Compact.)