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Title I Family Engagement Plan: Elbridge Elementary

General Information


The District receives Title I, Part A funding and as such agrees to implement the following family engagement policy to meet the requirements of section 1116 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The intent of this policy is to articulate how the faculty and staff will develop a partnership with parents and the community to help all students meet with academic success.   
 
Building    Elbridge Elementary School (3YP, 4YP, Kindergarten-5th grade)
School Year  2019-2020
Annual Review Date   May 7, 2020
Committee
Members
Carrie Gilfus (parent), Nicole Bloodgood (counselor/parent), Chrissy McMahon (teaching assistant), Sue Naples (academic intervention services teacher), Brooke Bastian (teacher), R. J. Hartwell (principal)

Means of Policy Distribution
Available in print in Elbridge Elementary main office and on the district’s elementary website www.jecsd.org/elbridge
Means of Gathering Parent Input    Meetings and surveys
 

Meetings and Events for All

    
Title One Parent/Guardian Information Night
•    Inform families of Title I requirements and parent rights; track attendance
•    Inform families of allowable uses of Title I funds
•    Describe ways parents can participate in their child’s school experience
•    Describe the state standards and district’s curricula
•    Identify forms of assessment including report cards, local benchmarks, and state tests
•    Showcase exemplars of student work on grade level curriculum
•    Showcase exemplars of texts/reading passages specific to on-grade level expectations
•    Share comparable resources of each grade level for parents to access and review
•    Counseling staff present to greet and share information with parents
•    Provide transportation per request needed
Date
September 26, 2019

 
•    Resources shared relative to speech improvement and special education
 
Title One Parent/Guardian Information Night
•    Inform families of Title III requirements and parent rights
•    Inform families of allowable uses of Title III funds
•    Describe ways parents can participate in their child’s school experience
•    Explain how parents request the services of a translator to be available during events and conferences as needed
•    Describe the state standards and district’s curricula
•    Identify forms of assessment including report cards, local benchmarks, and state tests
•    Showcase exemplars of student work on grade level curriculum
•    Showcase exemplars of texts/reading passages specific to on-grade level expectations
•    Share comparable resources of each grade level for parents to access and review
•    Counseling staff present to greet and share information with parents
•    Provide transportation per request needed
•    Runs concurrently with Title One Parent Information Night
•    Resources shared relative to speech improvement and special education

 
Date
September 26, 2019

 
Fall Parent Conference
•    Share progress of student in academic and social and emotional areas
•    Answer questions
•    Provide suggestions for how parents can support their child’s growth
•    Sessions offered by sign-up in morning, afternoon, and evening hours (7 am  - 8 pm)
•    Teachers/staff receive feedback from parents by utilizing a Parent Interest Inventory and feedback through conversations at conferences
•    Share curriculum of grade level in parent-friendly language
•    Counseling staff present to greet and share information with parents
•    Share Community Services/Resources document as outreach tool for families/community services
•    Academic Intervention Services teachers share “Parent Compact’ that illustrates roles of AIS teachers and parents/guardians
•    Staff member (i.e. teaching assistant) paid as a supervisor of child-watch program (also supervises National Honor Society volunteers) during fall parent conference.
Date
November 25, 2019

 
Spring Parent Conference
•    Invite parents/guardians of target students by invitation
•    Communicate roles of academic intervention teachers
•    Discussion of Instructional Support Team, Behavioral Support Team roles; retention scales
•    Share progress of student in academic and social and emotional areas
•    Provide suggestions for how parents can support their child’s growth
•    Counseling staff present to greet and share information with parents
Date
April 29, 2020


 
Book Fair
•    Collaborate with the PTO
•    Support literacy development of students
•    PTO uses rewards points to purchase boxes of books to be donated to teachers
Date
April 29, 2020


 
Pick a Reading Partner (PARP)
•    Support literacy development of students
•    Books read on morning announcements
•    Event calendars shared with parents and teachers
•    Author visits to school for storytelling
•    Story nights for parents
•    Pre-K students visit local libraries and visits by librarians
Date
October 2020

 
Perennial Math Competition
•    Support development of students’ mathematic skills
•    Parents participate in the competition
•    Social/emotional and teamwork skills practiced before and during competitions
Date
April 18, 2020
Progress Reports and Report Cards Issued
•    Share progress of student in academic and social and emotional areas
•    Provide suggestions for how parents can support their child’s growth
Date
Quarterly (November, January, April, June)
Family & School Engagement Policy Committee
•    Meets yearly to discuss family & school engagement policy
•    Suggests improvements and new school events
•    Composed of representative members across school community, including teacher, staff member, counselor, principal, and parent(s)
Date
May 7, 2020

 
Parent Teacher Organization
•    Color Fun Run
•    Roller skating nights; school dances
•    Book fairs and community bazaars
•    Fundraisers
•    School volunteering
Date
Varied meetings throughout the year (monthly)
Family Academy
•    Parent-teacher-student school connection events
•    Teachers share learning strategies with parents to help children at home
•    Parents and children have activity dinner after teacher-led sessions where parent/child work on practice homework activities
•    Held quarterly through the year
Date
Quarterly (October, December, February, April)

 
Art Shows
•    Showcase student work in art
•    Welcome parents, children, and extended families into the school building
•    Celebration of student achievement
Date
JEDIS/MS – 5/29/20
EE – 6/3/20

 
New School Orientations
•    Held for parents, new and returning, to the school building and pre-kindergarten/kindergarten program
•    Incoming 4th grade orientation at the new JEDIS school
•    Information about school program, curriculum, and intervention services shared with parents/staff
•    Information about Title 1 presented to parents/guests with the support of intervention staff
Date
August 27, 2019


 
Other School Events
•    Principal ice cream social – welcomes new and returning parents/families to the school for a new school year (August 27, 2020)
•    Grade level field trips with invitations for parent participation (varied throughout the school year)
•    Gym shows, concerts, school assemblies (varied throughout the school year)
Date
Varied


 
 
   

Resources for All

 
Recommended Sites and Materials to Support Development of Reading Skills StoriaSchool.com
Khan Academy – grammar activities
ABCMouse.com – Students play games to engage in varied learning experiences; coloring, puzzles, matching, sequencing, story-telling for Pre-K to 1st grade students
Scholastic.com
ReadWriteThink.org
ReadingTheory.org
Teach your Monster to Read – game/play-based
PBS Kids (K-3) – Story based interactive experience for children
Reading Rocket – Suggestions for parents to engage children in writing
Screen Actors Guild Foundation – Kindergarten-3 (Storyline Online); each book is accompanied by lessons, activities,
Readingeggs.com – differentiates by level (Age 2-13; separated by age groups)
Abcya.com – Letters, numbers, skills, strategies for Pre-K through 6th grades
Recommended Sites and Materials to Support Development of Writing Writing resources can also be found in the reading skills reference section above
Lakeshore Learning – https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/ - writing calendar with prompts each day of the month
Reading Rocket – www.readingrockets.com - Suggestions for parents to engage children in writing
Recommended Sites and Materials to Support Development of Vocabulary Gradepower learning - https://gradepowerlearning.com/vocabulary-activities-for-kids/
Parent tool kit - https://www.parenttoolkit.com/academics/advice/english-language-arts/helping-your-child-build-a-strong-vocabulary
Iowa reading research - https://iowareadingresearch.org/9-tips-to-build-your-childs-vocabulary-at-home
The genius play (activities for play, learning math/language, play based) https://www.thegeniusofplay.org/
Sadlier - https://www.sadlierconnect.com/vw/vocabularyworkshop.com
Recommended Sites and Materials to Support Development of Math Skills Math Antics – Provides tutorials and some materials for free.
Prodigy – Online math games meeting specific skills for each student.
Khan Academy – Online personalized learning, students practice at their own pace.
NCTM Illuminations -  This site is an incredible resource for teachers, parents, and students. There are lessons, interactive games, and brainteasers that are all helpful with homework and extra practice at home. Recommended for PreK and up.
LearnZillion - teaches math concepts in short, student-centered lessons. You can search a concept and watch different videos that will teach you and your child how to understand math ideas and strategies. The videos are very child friendly! Recommended for 2nd grade and up.
K-5 Math - It's full of games and activities for each math standard that allow you and your child to better understand different topics being taught in the classroom. There are different categories to choose from: number sense, geometry, and measurement and data. Click on the activity or game that will help practice different mathematical concepts. Recommended for Kindergarten through 5th grade.
XtraMath – students work on math fluency, puzzles, and other games to engage in math learning
PBS Math – for pre-kindergarten-2nd grade
Chalkboard Math – printable flashcards, games for parents to print and play at home
MathDictionary – worksheets, extra practice for parents to print for children at home (many grades)
 

Meetings and Events for Title One Parents

•    Providing materials and training to help parents work with their child to improve his or her achievement
•    Parent survey
•    Principals’ Coffees
•    PTO meetings
•    Mothership document of PK-12 curriculum
o    Parent friendly version
o    Published online
o    PK-2 and 3-5 parent versions
•    Parent information night
•    Fall parent conferences
•    Family Academy and parent presentations
•    Art & STEM shows
•    Orientations
•    PARP
•    Book Fairs
•    Academic competitions
•    Open Houses
•    ELL information night
•    Title 1 Information night
 


Community Outreach Efforts

•    Coordinate and integrate parent and family engagement strategies/resources with other programs
•    Provide updates about school events via multiple interfaces
o    Remind.com
o    Website – www.jecsd.org
o    School messenger
o    Direct mailings
o    School newsletters
o    District Facebook/Twitter pages
o    Communication facilitates safer surroundings
•    Promote community wellness
o    Integrate the input of people outside the school to ensure successful implementation, review, and evaluation of health and wellness policies
o    Work with local recreation centers (JE recreation program), health-minded small businesses, and after school programs (Healthy Kids)
•    Sustain school pride
o    SOAR/PBIS program
o    Connects parents, school, and community
•    Show support of sports and other student activities
o    Promoted through frequent communication via multiple venues
o    Set dates that are varied and convenient for parents and community members
o    Invite board of education members, school administration, and local dignitaries, such as town officials



 
 
Superintendent: James R. Froio
Phone: 315.689.8500
Address: 9 N. Chappell St., PO Box 902 | Jordan, NY 13080