• HOGAN-SPRING GLEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Plan

    I, Charlene T. James , 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: The missionn of Hogan-Spring Glen Parental Involvement Plan is to provide ongoing and meaningful opportunities to take a more active role in their child's education. HSG will achieve this by conducting at least two parent involvement activities during the 15-16 school year to educate parents on how to become more involved academically and socially. We at HSG believe the relationship between home and school is crucial to the success of our students. We believe by helping the parent we are essentially helping the student.


    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: Hogan-Spring Glen Elementary will invite all parents to become involved in the revision of the School Improvement plan. Also during Open House, parents will complete a survey to give recommendations on what type(s) of upcoming activities,workshops, and trainings that are needed to support them and their child. Parents and stakeholders will be notifiied of the dates and times of Curriculum and Literacy Nights by students via flyers and school messenger systems. Information will also be made available on the school website and marquee. Our SAC community members are invited by flyers, newsletters, and email to meet and discuss the development and revision of the plan. Monthly meetings will occur the third Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. with SAC members, invited parents, and teachers. School and student needs are brought to the attention of the members for input. Decisions are based on a majority vote. The input will be documented by meeting minutes, agenda, and sign-in sheets. The parent involvement plan will be posted on the school's website and copies of the plan are available unpon request. September 17, 2015, the Annual Title I Meeting is planned to educate parents on the purpose and requirements of a Title I School.


    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 I VPK

    Include Prekindergarten in all communication and Title I events.

    2

    IDEA

    Hogan-Spring Glen's ESE teachers and staff will give strategies and interventions to parents during IEP meetings to use at home with their students.

    3

    Title I

    School-based center that provides parents with access to a computer, resources, and literature that help enhance their child's education.


    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

    Annual Title I Meeting date will be posted on marquee

    Charlene T. James

    September 17, 2015

    Number of participants

    2

    School Newsletter

    Charlene T. James/ Shalane Peterson

    Ongoing

    Number of participants

    3

    Flyers

    Charlene T. James/ Shalane Peterson

    Ongoing

    Number of participants

    4

    Duval Connect - School Messenger

    Charlene T. James/ Shalane Peterson

    Ongoing

    Number of participants

    5

    Agenda, handouts, sign in sheets prepared

    Charlene T. James/ Shalane Peterson

    Ongoing

    Number of participants

    6

    Copy handouts including agendas, sign-in sheets, and PIP)

    Charlene T. James/Shalane Peterson

    Ongoing

    Number of participants

    7

    Set up equipment

    Robin Harville

    Ongoing

    Number of participants

    8

    Send home handouts to parents who did not attend

    Charlene T. James/ Shalane Peterson

    Ongoing

    Number of participants


    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: Throughout the school year, parents will be involved in meetings in the morning, afternoon,and evenings with refreshments provided with Title 1 funds. These meetings will include the new Florida Standards expectations for Reading and Math as well as fun Science activities to help students at home. We will offer a flexible schedule to parents by allowing for different time frames thorughout the year, not always scheduling our meetings at the same time. We will also schedule our meetings on different days of the week each time we have a meeting. The events will be held for at least 2 hours each time.



    In addition, a meeting will be held during the day on Technology with purpose of making parents aware of the internet-based/software available to students.





    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

    Reading Awareness

    B. Jackson, Reading Coach; Anitra Alford, Reading Interventionist, Charlene T. James, Principal,

    Increase Reading Proficiency schoolwide

    October 2015

    sign in sheets, Agenda, Parent Activities

    2

    Math/Science

    Teachers, Principal, Assistant Principal, and STC

    Increase students reading, math, and writing skills using computer based software

    November 2015

    sign-in sheets, agenda, Parent Activities, Evaluation

    3

    Facts and Snacks/FSA Parent nights

    B. Jackson, Reading Coach; G. Brown, Math Coach

    Parent Awareness of grade level strategies for reading, math, and science to support student learning

    December 2015; February 2016; March 2016

    sign in sheets; Reading, Math, and Science Strategies, Evaluation

    4

    Annual Title I Meeting and Open House

    Charlene James, Principal; A. Schletter, AP;

    Increase parent awareness of Title I, and parents will get to know their student's teachers and school wide expectations

    September 2015

    parent surveys, sign in sheets, agenda

    5

    Mother/Son and Father/Daughter Gala

    Charlene T. James/Shalane Peterson, Anitra Alford

    Increase parental Awareness promotion requirements and expectations

    May 2016

    sign-in sheets, Evaluation, Agenda


    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

    Faculty Meeting on Parent Involvement Plan

    Principal, Charlene T. James

    Increase parent involvement to influence academic achievement

    Ongoing

    Teacher Feedback

    2

    Developing and maintaining parent/teacher partnerships

    Principal, Charlene T. James;

    Improve communications between parent and teacher to increase student achievement

    Ongoing

    Teacher Feedback

    3

    District Parent Academy

    District Staff

    Increase parental involvement to increase student achievement

    Ongoing

    Parent Feedback

    4

    Schoolwide Parent Involvement Activities

    Principal, Charlene T. James

    Parental awareness of academic expectations and to learn strategies to assist students at home

    Ongoing

    Parent Feedback


    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: 1)During the middle of the second nine weeks, and the end of the third nine weeks, the faculty will meet with parents to review academic achievement. Parents are highly encouraged to check out educational materials, books from the school parent involvemnt resource area. Current educational literature (Common Core and Florida State Assessment Information) will be accessible to parents in the Parent Resource Room. The monthly newsletter will include a parent section on instructional and/or reading strategies, home learning assistance, and parent tips provided by the school guidance counselor and instructional coaches. Copies on monthly newsletters, flyers, along with sign-in sheets will be placed in the Title 1 audix box. We will send out a Duval Connect message and written notice sent to their house telling parents about the event. We will measure effectiveness by the parental attendance.



    3) Parent Resource room is located on the main hall. The room is equipped with a parent computer and other resources that can be used to support their children's academics at home.


    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: The school will inform parents of curriculum, Title I meeting, assessments, student progress, and school wide events using monthly newsletters, marquee, phone calls, flyers, websites. Documents will be translated to meet the needs of families of other languages. We will monitor that information that was provided by keeping a copy of all flyers, newsletters, etc. and place them in the Title I Audit Box as evidence.


    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: The school will provide opportunities for parental involvement activities by using newsletters, flyers, marquee, and Duval Connect to inform parents of activities. Duval Connect allows us to send a message in other languages as well as English. Written notifications in various languages will be provided for parents based on need and request. In addition a variety of activities will be planned to accommodate parents who speak different languages, including Spanish, as well as English parents. This will allow all parents the opportunity chances to participation. For parents with disabilities, we ensure that they will be able to participate by holding the meetings in accessable meeting areas.


    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

    Involving parents in the development of training for teachers, principals, and other educators to improve the effectiveness of that training [Section 1118(e)(6)];and

    Parent and Teacher Professional Development

    Charlene T. James, Principal; Shalane Peterson, Assistant Principal

    Increase student achievement as a result of parental involvement

    Ongoing

    2

    Providing necessary literacy training for parents from Title I, Part A funds, if the LEA has exhausted all other reasonably available sources of funding for that training [Section 1118(e)(7)]; and

    Parent Literacy Night

    Charlene T. James, Principal; Shalane Peterson, Assistant Principal; Beverly Jackson, Reading Coach,

    Increase student achievement as a result of parental involvement

    October 2015

    3

    Maximizing parental involvement and participation in their children’s education by arranging school meetings at a variety of times, or conducting in-home conferences between teachers or other educators, who work directly with participating children, with parents who are unable to attend those conferences at school [Section 1118(e)(10)];

    Before/After School Parent Conferences

    Charlene T. James, Principal; Shalane Peterson, Assistant Principal; All Classroom Teachers

    Increase student achievement as a result of parental involvement

    Ongoing

    4

    Adopting and implementing model approaches to improving parental involvement [Section 1118(e)(11)]; and

    Parent Meeting

    Charlene T. James, Principal; Assist, Shalane Peterson, Assistant Principal

    Increase parental involvement

    Ongoing


    Upload Evidence of Input from Parents



    Upload evidence of parent input in the development of the plan.

    Uploaded Document


    Upload Parent-School Compact



    Note: As a component of the school-level parental involvement policy/plan, each school shall jointly develop, with parents for all children served under this part, a parent-school compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement Section 1118(d)].

    Upload an electronic version of the Parent-School Compact.

    Uploaded Document


    Upload Evidence of Parent Involvement in Development of Parent-School Compact



    Note: As a component of the school-level parental involvement policy/plan, each school shall jointly develop, with parents for all children served under this part, a parent-school compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement Section 1118(d)].

    Upload evidence of parent input in the development of the compact.

    Uploaded Document


    Evaluation of the previous year's Parental Involvement Plan

    Building Capacity Summary



    Provide a summary of activities provided during the previous school year that were designed to build the capacity of parents to help their children [Section 1118 (e)(1-2)]. Include participation data on the Title I annual meeting.

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    Content and Type of Activity

    Number of Activities

    Number of Participants

    Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement

    1

    Annual Tile 1 Meeting

    1

    15

    Inform Parents of the purpose of Title 1

    2

    Reading Festival

    1

    62

    Increase Literacy

    3

    Math/Science Festival

    1

    98

    Inscrease math and science skills


    Staff Training Summary



    Provide a summary of the professional development activities provided by the school during the previous school year to educate staff on the value and utility of contributions of parents; how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners; the implementation and coordination of parent programs; and how to build ties between parents and the school [Section 1118 (e)(3)].

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    Content and Type of Activity

    Number of Activities

    Number of Participants

    Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement

    1

    Annual Title 1 Meeting for Staff

    1

    25

    Inform staff of purpose of Title 1

    2

    School/Parent Compact

    1

    30

    School Compact


    Barriers



    Describe the barriers that hindered participation by parents during the previous school year in parental involvement activities. Include the steps the school will take during the upcoming school year to overcome the barriers (with particular attention to parents who are economically disadvantaged, are disabled, have limited English proficiency, have limited literacy, or are of any racial or ethnic minority background) [Section 1118(a)(E)].

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    Barrier (Including the Specific Subgroup)

    Steps the School will Take to Overcome

    1

    Language (Spanish)

    Provide Events in Dual Language

    2

    Childcare

    Provide Childcare during Trainings


    Best Practices (Optional)



    Describe the parental involvement activity/strategy the school implemented during the previous schoool year that the school considers the most effective. This information may be shared with other LEAs and schools as a best practice. (Optional)

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    Content/Purpose

    Description of the Activity