• Randels Elementary Title 1 School-Wide Parent Involvement Plan 2019-2020

    Vision - The Randels Elementary Staff is committed to the involvement of parents and the community in achieving a successful learning environment for all students. We understand the importance of the parent partnership and positive connections between the home and school. This plan addresses how Randels Elementary will involve parents to assure educational growth for all students.

    Part I: Policy Involvement

    The Randels Elementary Title I School-Wide Parent Involvement Plan was created through a partnership which included parents and staff. Through parent meetings and feedback from surveys parents played an instrumental role in the development of our current policy. Through consistent utilization of parent feedback and suggestions, we will continue to update and improve our School Wide Title 1 Program: 1118 (b)

     

    Convene an annual meeting: 1118 (c) (1)

    Randels Elementary School will:

    • Hold an annual school-wide Title 1 meeting during our Open House that all parents are invited to attend during the first week of school
    • Discuss the School Improvement Plan, review the School-Wide Parent Involvement Plan, explain our Title 1 program and interventions, and inform parents of opportunities they can be involved in to help their child be successful
    • Distribute written notification of the meeting on the first day of school to all parents, informing them of their child’s curriculum presentation time as well as the time of the school-wide Title 1 Meeting

     

    Provide various activities specifically designed to encourage the involvement of all parents at a variety of scheduled times:  1118 (c) (2)

    Randels Elementary School will encourage the involvement of all parents by offering the following:

    • Open House
    • School-wide at-home reading activities
    • Math Family Learning Night
    • Science Night
    • Literacy Nights
    • Social Studies parent/student involvement packets at conferences
    • STAR room parent tips in the Randels’ newsletter
    • Kindergarten  Scavenger Hunt
    • Web pages with resources and links
    • School Improvement Plan ‘Nuts and Bolts’ available upon request
    • Parent-Teacher Conferences
    • Grandparent’s Day
    • Flexible IEP times
    • Parent Club
    • Classroom Volunteers
    • Transportation to and from conferences
    • ParentVue

     

    Involve parents in planning, reviewing, and making improvements to the School-Wide Title 1 program, which will include the School and District Parent Involvement Policy:

    Randels Elementary School will encourage the involvement of parents by:

    • Reviewing the Randels Parent Involvement Plan at either our annual Open House or during the spring
    • Reviewing the Randels Parent Involvement Plan at steering committee
    • Ensuring the Randels Parent Involvement Plan is available for parents to review during Parent-Teacher Conferences in the front lobby
    • Review Parent-Student-Teacher Compacts at Fall conferences
    • Conduct a parent survey at Parent-Teacher Conferences for all parents at Fall Conferences
    • Review and make revisions to the Randels Parent Involvement Plan incorporating recommendations based on parent survey results
    • Place a suggestion box by the main office to encourage continued communication between parents and the school all year
    • Review and make changes when applicable at monthly Parent Club meetings
    • Review the Title 1 Program, Parent Involvement Plan, and ask for suggestions for improvement at Parent Club meetings
    • Continue all avenues of communications with parents using school newsletters, classroom newsletters, district publications, website and Synervoice to increase parent involvement in the School-Wide Title 1 Program

      

    Provide timely information about the School-Wide Title 1 Program, the academic curriculum, assessments used to measure progress, and grade level expectations:  1118 (c)(4)(A)(B)

    Randels Elementary School will provide timely information through:

    • Fall Open House night (Annual Title 1 Meeting)
    • Fall and Spring parent conferences
    • School/Classroom/District newsletters
    • Report cards (quarterly)
    • Synergy/Parent-Vue (Parent access to assignments and grades)
    • District website-Randels Parent Involvement Plan, Parent-Student-Teacher Compact, and links to Parent Guide to the Common Core information are available on our website
    • Kindergarten and middle school transition programming
    • Daily communication folders
    • Parent-Student handbook
    • Telephone calls and emails
    • School calendar and bulletin boards
    • Steering committee
    • Parent Club

     

    Provide parents the opportunity to interact with teachers regarding the education of their children. Include parents in the decision making process and utilize their suggestions for improvement. Revise the School-Wide plan to meet student and parent needs and share revisions with LEA:  1118(c)(4)(C) & 1118 (c)(5)

    Randels Elementary School will provide parents an opportunity to interact with their children’s school by:

    • Place a suggestion box near the main office to encourage continued communication between parents and the school all year
    • Review the Title 1 Program, Parent Involvement Plan, and ask for suggestions for improvement at Parent Club meetings
    • Conduct a parent survey at Fall Parent-Teacher conferences
    • Parent-Teacher conferences (Fall/Spring/Additional conferences upon request)
    • Telephone calls/email correspondence between parents, teachers, and schools
    • Parent club member
    • Open door policy with the principal
    • Steering committee member

     

    Part II: Share Responsibilities for High Student Academic Achievement

    Develop jointly with parents and teachers Parent/Student/Teacher Compact. The compact will outline ways in which the parents, school staff, and students will work together to ensure high student academic achievement.  The compact will be reviewed and discussed during Fall Parent-Teacher conferences:  1118 (d) (1) & 1118 (d) (2) (A)

    Randels Elementary School will develop a Parent/Student/Teacher Compact:

    • Parents and steering committee will review annually the Parent/Student/Teacher compact. Revisions will be made as a result of Parent Survey feedback and suggestions made by parents.
    • The compact will be sent home in the Fall to all parents and reviewed at the Fall Parent-Teacher conference. A strong home-school connection is developed by discussing the compact and how it relates to the success of each individual child.

     

    Provide frequent reports to parents on their children’s progress:  1118 (d) (2) (B)

    Randels Elementary School will provide various academic reports to parents in a language they can understand:

    • Report Cards (quarterly)
    • Synergy/Parent-Vue (Parent access to assignments and grades)
    • Parent-Teacher conferences (Fall, Spring, additional conferences upon request)
    • Use of the Language Line, GISD services, etc.
    • Intervention Progress Reports
    • Midterm progress reports
    • Common Core/M-Step/NWEA results

     

    Afford parents reasonable access to staff.  Provide opportunities for parents to volunteer and participate and observe in their child’s classroom:  1118 (d) (2) (C)

    Randels Elementary School has an open door policy for parents with both administration and staff. In addition, parents are encouraged to participate in the following activities:

    • Parent Club
    • Classroom helpers
    • Chaperone field trips
    • Classroom observations as requested by parents
    • Family Learning Nights

     

    Part III:  Building Capacity for Involvement

    Provide information and assistance to parents regarding the state and local academic standards and assessments:   1118 (e) (1)

    To ensure that parents are informed about academic standards and assessments, Randels Elementary School will provide the following:

    • Parent Conferences (Fall, Spring, and additional times upon request)
    • Synergy/Parent-Vue(Parent access to assignments and grades)
    • Parent copy of Common Core provided at Kindergarten Orientation Day and Open House night
    • Local assessment information (Lexia Core5, district writing assessment, DRA2, NWEA, district common assessments) shared with parents at conferences, or at other meetings with parents
    • Students receiving additional assistance will be progress monitored on an 6 week basis.  Information will be shared with parents when appropriate.
    • Literacy Coach and Title 1 staff will be available to provide information and provide information about assessments.
    • During Open House night all staff will share expectations and provide all parents with examples of resources to help their child reach their highest potential.

     

    Provide materials and training to parents:  1118 (e) (2)

    Randels Elementary School offers training and materials to parents through the following events and activities:

    • Open House night
    • Transition to Kindergarten Parent Night (Spring)
    • Kindergarten orientation day
    • Parent-teacher conferences
    • Transition activities to the middle school for students and parents
    • Parent workshops (Family Nights)
    • Provide lists of community resources to individual parents and assistance in accessing these resources, as needed
    • Super Summer Success reading program
    • School newsletters-STAR room parent tips
    • Classroom newsletters
    • Randels Website-links and resources for parents and their children
    • District/Randels Website-provides parents with materials and resources to help their child achieve success
    • Summer book mobile

     

    Educate teachers, Title 1 staff and principals regarding the value of parent involvement, ways to communicate effectively with parents, and implementation of parent programs:   1118 (e) (3)

    • Randels Elementary School values and respects parent involvement in the school community. Parent involvement will be part of the professional development plan. Staff will continue to participate in PLCs to implement new ideas for effective parent communication. Further, parents are a part of the Positive Behavior Intervention Support program. When situations occur that involve students or the welfare of the entire school community, parents are always the first point of contact. The district will continue to provide individual in-service to teachers on how to utilize the district website to post classroom newsletters and add materials and resources to the Parent Web. Title 1 staff will attend parent involvement workshops.

     

    Coordinate parent involvement activities with other programs:  1118 (e) (4)

    Randels Elementary School will work to coordinate programs to ensure success for all:

    • Transition to Kindergarten activities
    • Parent Club volunteers
    • Parent Club
    • School wide family nights (Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts)
    • Transition activities to the middle school for students and parents
    • Transition activities to our kindergarten from our Early Childhood Center
    • Parent liaison

     

    Inform parents of school and parent programs in a timely and practical format in a language they can understand:   1118 (e) (5)

    To ensure that all parents are informed in a timely and user-friendly manner, Randels Elementary will provide:

    • Daily/Weekly communication folders
    • School Newsletter/Classroom Newsletters/District Newsletters written in a language parents can understand.
    • School Improvement Plan and Annual report highlights
    • Interpreters as needed, through GISD for all parent contacts, Language Line
    • District/Building website

     

    Provide support for parental involvement at their request:  1118 (e) (14)

    Randels Elementary School will make every effort to support our parents and make sure their needs are met:

    • Make every effort to accommodate parent requests to ensure that students’ and parents’ individual needs are met in order to foster more positive parent involvement. Invite parents to participate in:
      •    Parent Club
      •    School/Field Day/Field Trip Volunteer
      •    Classroom Helpers
      •    Guest Readers
      •    Read at Home activities
      •    Math games and math fact practice
      •    Checking the Monday/Friday folder and discussing school

     

    Part IV:  Accessibility

    Parent involvement activities accessible to all parents, including those with disabilities and parents who use English as their second language:  1118  (f)

    Randels Elementary School will provide:

    • Flexible meeting times
    • Handicapped Accessible Facilities
    • Home visits
    • Phone conferences (interpreters, as needed, through GISD for all parent contacts)
    • School Newsletter/Classroom newsletters/District Newsletters written in a language parents can understand
    • Accommodations for parents with disabilities
    • Collaboration with community agencies
    • Transportation Assistance
    • Interpreters from the Genesee Intermediate School District when needed, use of the Language Line