Family Engagement Plan

 

School Level Family Engagement Plan

Rogersville Middle School

2017-2018

Each Title I school is required to establish a Family and Community Engagement Committee. To the extent possible, the Family and Community Engagement Committee will be a demographic representation of the school. The school-level Family and Community Engagement Committee will be responsible for:

  • Developing, implementing, and assessing the school-level Family Engagement Policy.
  • Determining what action needs to be taken, if any, to plan and increase participation in family engagement activities.
  • Identifying barriers to participation in family engagement activities.

When applicable, integrating parent involvement activities with existing community agencies such as Tennessee Early Intervention Services, Head Start, preschools (public and private), etc.


The Family Engagement Committee will meet at least three times during the school year to discuss issues and make decisions. The Family Engagement Coordinator is Quinn Kersey. She can be contacted at quinn.kersey@hck12.net. Title I Coordinator is Ginger Johnson and she can be contacted at ginger.johnson@hck12.net.


Additionally, each school will:
Annually distribute the Home-School Compact to families at the beginning of each school year. Discuss the Home-School Compact with parents and students at parent-teacher conferences. The compact will also be posted online on the county and school-level websites.
• Convene an annual parent meeting following State and Federal Guidelines
• Address the importance of communication between teachers and parents
• provide at least two parent-teacher conference dates to address student progress
• provide frequent child progress reports for parents
• provide parents with reasonable access to staff through phone numbers, emails and scheduled meetings
• opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child's class
• opportunities to observe classroom activities following school procedures
• Provide parents with materials to help parents work with their children to improve academic achievement
• make the Parent Lending Library easily accessible to parents
• Promote the use of the Lending Library through newsletters, websites, and classroom communication.
• Provide at least two parent training and activities designed to increase parents' capacity to help with learning at home.
• Focus on strategies to improve homework, attendance, and discipline.
• Convene at varying times to accommodate family schedules.
• Invite all families to attend activities through written and verbal notice.
• To the extent practicable, the school will provide full opportunities for participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities and parents of migratory child.
• Back to School Night will be held within the first three weeks. The students and parents will be informed about & invited to join the Parent Engagement Committee.

STANDARDS MET:
Standard 1: Welcoming all families into the school community-Families are active participants in the life of the school, and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class and school.

Standard 2: Communicating effectively - Families and school staff engages in regular, meaningful communication about student learning.

Standard 3: Supporting student success - Families and school staff continuously work together to support students' learning and healthy development both at home and at school and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively.

Standard 4: Speaking up for every child - Families are informed and enabled to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated fairly and have access to learning
• Parent/Teacher Conference Tuesday, September, 16 3:15-6:15pm. Parents and teachers will be meeting one-on-one to review the Hawkins County School compact and the important aspects of that agreement. Parents & teachers will have the opportunity to discuss students' successes and area that need improvement.

STANDARDS MET:
Standard 1: Welcoming all families into the school community-Families are active participants in the life of the school, and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class and school

Standard 3: Supporting student success - Families and school staff continuously work together to support students' learning and healthy development both at home and at school and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively

Standard 5: Sharing power - Families and school staff are equal partners with equal representation in decisions that affect students and families and together inform, influence and create policies, practices and programs.
• Pi Night - (All Grade Levels) Allows students to use the math, language arts & science skills, along with other disciplines, they have been taught to participate in fun activities along with family members.

STANDARDS MET:
Standard 1: Welcoming all families into the school community-Families are active participants in the life of the school, and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class and school

Standard 3: Supporting student success - Families and school staff continuously work together to support students' learning and healthy development both at home and at school and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively.

Standard 5: Sharing power - Families and school staff are equal partners with equal representation in decisions that affect students and families and together inform, influence and create policies, practices and programs
• Parent Skyward Training (All Grade Levels) Invites parents to participate in training on how to utilize the system wide program which deals with grades & attendance. Allows parents to access grades and communicate with teachers about assignments and grades.
STANDARD MET:
Standard 6: Collaborating with community - Families and school staff work together with community members to connect students, families and staff to expand learning opportunities, community services and civic participation.
• College/ Career Prep Event ---Focal Point-Getting 8th Graders ready for the real world (8th Grade)
STANDARD MET:
Standard 1: Welcoming all families into the school community-Families are active participants in the life of the school, and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class and school.
Standard 2: Communicating effectively - Families and school staff engages in regular, meaningful communication about student learning.
Standard 3: Supporting student success - Families and school staff continuously work together to support students' learning and healthy development both at home and at school and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively.
Standard 4: Speaking up for every child - Families are informed and enabled to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated fairly and have access to learning
• Parent/Teacher Conference Tuesday, March, 24 3:15-6:15pm. Parents and teachers will be meeting one-on-one to review the Hawkins County School compact and the important aspects of that agreement. Parents & teachers will have the opportunity to discuss students' successes and area that need improvement. Grade Level Events-Throughout the Spring Semesters let individual grades have parents' nights. Have activities planned that involve Language Arts and Mathematics.



STANDARDS MET:
Standard 1: Welcoming all families into the school community-Families are active participants in the life of the school, and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class and school.
Standard 2: Communicating effectively - Families and school staff engages in regular, meaningful communication about student learning.
Standard 3: Supporting student success - Families and school staff continuously work together to support students' learning and healthy development both at home and at school and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively.
• Provide parents with a student handbook at the beginning of each year to provide information on procedures to learn about the course of study for their child and have access to all learning materials.
• the right to access their child's official records.

Utilize the Family Engagement Coordinator for technical assistance on policy development
• Provide parents with written procedures on how to access the Parent Involvement Policy, the Hawkins County Schools Family Engagement Plan, and curriculum.
• Increase parents' capacity to become involved in the educational process by presenting information in a timely manner and through various means to include information such as
• A written description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school.
• The forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
• State's academic content standards.
• State student academic achievement standards.
• State and local academic assessments, the requirements of parent involvement.
• How to monitor a child's progress and work with educators to improve the achievement of their child.
• School Website
• Progress Reports
• Report Cards
• Mobymax and Discovery Education are programs that will be used to help improve student performance in Language Arts & Mathematics.
• TCAP test results sent home
• Parent/Teacher Conferences
• Parent Portal....Allowing parents access to students' ongoing progress
Set up meetings requested by parents to give suggestions and be part of the decision making about their child relating to the education of their child, and respond to the suggestions as soon as possible.
Coordinated activities will be announced through fliers to the community, students, parents, faculty, and staff at least two weeks prior to the event. The events will be listed in a monthly school calendar which will be available on the school's website and distributed monthly in a newsletter from the principal.
RMS will provide a monthly newsletter to all students as well a post a copy of the newsletter on the school website.
• RMS will host two parent/teacher conference dates within the school year.
• RMS will utilize email to communicate information to parents/guardians.
• RMS will send a mid-nine weeks progress report home with all students each nine weeks.
• RMS will send a report card home every 9 weeks.
• RMS will hold a 6th Grade Orientation in May of the school year.
• RMS will hold transition meetings for 8th graders transitioning to high school in May of the school year.
• All information about school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents in an understandable language.
• Provide other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request.
• Provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, including providing information and school reports in a language such parents understand.