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CARTER PARRAMORE ACADEMY Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Plan  2012-2013

 

 

Assurances/Certification

Plan: Mission Statement

Plan: Involvement of Parents

Plan: Coordination and Integration

Plan: Annual Parent Meeting

Plan: Flexible Parent Meetings

Plan: Building Capacity

Plan: Staff Training

Plan: Other Activities

Plan: Communication

Plan: Accessibility

Plan: Discretionary Activities

Plan: Upload Evidence of Input from Parents

Plan: Upload Parent-School Compact

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

Evaluation: Building Capacity Summary

Evaluation: Staff Training Summary

Evaluation: Barriers

Evaluation: Best Practices (Optional)

 

 

I, Pauline West, 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 school wide 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)];
  • Inform parents and parental organizations of the purpose and existence of the Parental Information and Resource Centers (PIRC) in Florida, i.e., PIRC of Family Network on Disabilities in Florida (FND) and PIRC at University of South Florida (USF) [Section 1118(g)];
  • 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

Response: Carter-Parramore Academy believes that active family, parent, and community involvement promotes development of productive citizens who will ultimately become active participants in tomorrow's global, yet competitive society.


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: The School Advisory Council will be actively involved in the development of the Parent Involvement Plan (PIP) and the School Improvement Plan. An initial meeting will be held to review the PIP and ongoing articulation via district planning meetings, school meetings, and the Annual Title I Parent Involvement meeting. Parents will be involved in the decision-making process regarding the expenditures of Parent Involvement Title I funds.


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

Individuals with Disabilities

Supplemental instructional support provided by Title I is discussed with parents during the development of the students' IEPs. ESE parents are invited, encouraged, and included in all parent meetings at the school level.

2

ESOL, Migrant, and Homeless Education Programs

Efforts to include translation support at meetings for the involvement of Hispanic parents and transportation for homeless students' parents.


 

 

 

 

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 (school-wide 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

CPA Orientation Meeting

Administration

August 2012

Parent Surveys, Agendas, flyers, and sign-in sheets

2

Distribution of Title I flyers, surveys, SES flyers, and parent choice (s) rights according to NCLB

District Parent Services Coordinator and Principal

On-going

Quarterly meetings with parents; their suggestions and comments; and mid-year\end of the year evaluation

3

Parent Expos

Administrative and Guidance Staff

October 2012, January 2013, March 2013, and May 2013

Parent conferences and surveys


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: The administrators and staff of Carter-Parramore Academy clearly understand the importance of parental involvement in students' education. Therefore, parent meetings have been scheduled during the school year. Our annual meeting for all parents will be held during our first week of school. Many of the parents are employed in Tallahassee (neighboring county) and have 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. schedules. The school will schedule parent meetings at 6:00 p.m. Given the culture and population of parents served, parents request evening meetings to accommodate their work schedules.



In addition, our parent center will offer its parenting classes at varying times to include evening sessions. The parent center will be open every school day from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. for parents to pick up materials. The principal will work with the secretary to create a flexible schedule to ensure that the center is open at times convenient for parents. The secretary will maintain records of parent participation. The schedule may be modified as needed based on parent participation.


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

Back to School Events

Leadership Team and community and faith-based partners

Engaging the entire community to support students and their parents with school supplies and uniforms

August 2012

Sign-in forms, photographs, copies of informative handouts

2

Parent Trainings

Administrative Staff

Provide information to parents on academic and leadership skills to assist other parents with their children.

August 2012-May 2013

Agendas, sign-in sheets, materials from training conferences (books and handouts)

3

Assessments

Academic Coaches, Counselor and Classroom Teachers

9-week Parent Expos where progress is shared; Parent conferences; data chats with both student(s) and parent(s) to discuss expectations, achievement; and goals for the school year.

August 2012-May 2013

Conference logs, sign-in sheets, data chat sheets, goal setting agreements

4

College Readiness

Guidance And Administrative Staff

Parents will gain knowledge of college readiness and preparation; scholarship information; college entrance exams; availability of financial aid etc.

August 2012- May 2013

Sign-In sheets, Agendas, counseling logs, handouts, applications, and presentation materials

5

Family Literacy

Reading Coach and Administration

Provide sessions to help parents improve reading skills.

October 2012-May 2013

Agendas, sign-in sheets and copies of materials


 

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

Parent Involvement Plan Training

District Parent Services Coordinator

Knowledge of program to identify strategies to enhance parental participation

November - December 2012

Agendas, sign-in sheets and examples of materials presented

2

SIP and SAC

Principal and District Parent Services Staff

Knowledge of the process, duties and responsibilities of persons serving on SAC and those developing the SIP

August 2012 - November 2012

Agendas, sign-in sheets, materials from trainings and conferences

3

Different Levels of Parent Involvement (DLOPI)

District Parent Services Coordinator

Knowledge of program to identify strategies to enhance parental participation

December 2012 - February 2013

Agendas, sign-in sheets and examples of materials presented


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: The Carter-Parramore Academy will set up a Parent Resource Center to promote parental involvement in education through information, products, training, and technical assistance to parents and schools.


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 school wide 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: Carter-Parramore Academy will disseminate information to all parents in a timely manner --- face-to-face, backpack literature, main office for lobby guests, parent link, website, school marquee and the parent resource area. The information will also outline the school's curriculum, academic assessments used to measure student progress and proficiency levels that students are expected to meet. At least one interpreter will be present at all parent forums for non-English speaking parents. The District Guidance, ESE, ESOL, and Migrant education programs will be informed of meetings, conferences, and parent forums in a timely manner so that participation and assistance of special needs population will be met. Information will be shared via written communication and orally when possible. All scheduled events will be in print form. We will also share information with parents regarding activities such as Open House, SAC meetings, and Parent Expos. Yearlong communications of student progress to parents include progress reports, focus calendars, parent-student-teacher conference requests, etc.


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 PIP will be available to all parents including parents with limited English, disabilities, and migratory children to ensure all can participate in district and school functions. Information will be posted on the school's marquee, parent link system, hard copies and parent resource area, and school's webpage.


 

 

 

 

 

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

Ongoing staff development program that includes researched-proven training

District Parent Services and School Level Staff

Maximizing parental involvement in children's education

October-May

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

Literacy training in language arts, mathematics, science and technology

School Literacy Team

Involve parents and enhance their ability to implement activities from literacy trainings

August-July

3

Training parents to enhance the involvement of other parents [Section 1118(e)(9)];

Parents receive best practices information to share with others parents to promote and/or enhance their level of parental involvement

District Parent Services (Federal Programs Office) and School Advisory Council

Increased parental involvement in students' academic and extra-curricular activities

August- July


 

 

 

 

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)].

 

 

Different Levels of Parent Involvement (DLOPI)

 

As a parent of a child attending Carter-Parramore Academy;

I will remember my responsibilities for my child's address, telephone number, attendance, health, and behavior;

I will communicate with my child's teachers often and make sure they can reach me, provide a quiet place to study, and make sure homework is completed and turned in;

I will create a home environment with books and other reading materials, monitor and limit TV viewing and provide tutoring for my child if needed;

I will try to give some of my precious time by volunteering, sending  the school needed supplies, engaging in fundraising activities and attending all parent workshops;

And finally, I will encourage other parents in my community to join the school advisory council and the PTA. As a parent, I will remember that school is only half of the equation and parenting is the other;

Working together will equal success for my child, your student, their FUTURE.

 

 

Audrey Lewis-Potter, Parent Services
© Copyright 2005, revised 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diferentes Niveles de Participación de Padres (DLOPI)

 

Como padre de un niño que asiste a  Carter-Parramore Academia del;

Recordaré mi responsabilidad de suministrar mi dirección, número de teléfono, que mi hijo(a) asista a la escuela todo los días, que mi hijo(a) se mantenga en buena salud, y que mi hijo(a) se comporte bien;

Me comunicaré regularmente con la maestra de mi hijo(a) y me cerciorare de que puedan comunicarse conmigo. Proporcionare un lugar tranquilo para estudiar, y me asegurare de repasar su tarea y que sea entregada a tiempo;

Crearé un ambiente hogareño repleto de libros y otras materias de lectura, limitare y examinare la calidad de programas televisados que mi hijo(a) vea y proveeré un tutor cuando sea necesario;

Tratare de dar un poco de mí tiempo preciado al ofrecerme como voluntario en la escuela, suministrare materiales escolares, tomare parte en actividades de recaudación de fondos para la escuela y asistiré a todos los talleres para padres;

Finalmente, animaré a otros padres en mi comunidad a que sean parte del consejo consultivo escolar y  del PTA. Como padre, recordaré que la escuela es solamente mitad de la educación y la ayuda de los padres la otra mitad;

El trabajar junto equivaldrá al éxito de mi hijo(a), tu estudiante, su FUTURO.

 

Audrey Lewis-Potter, padre de Servicios
© Copyright 2005, revisado 2010

 



 


Evaluation of the 2011-2012 Parental Involvement Plan

Building Capacity Summary

Provide a summary of activities provided during the 2011-2012 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

Parent Expo

4

100

Informing parents of the curriculum and expectations. Opportunity to schedule conferences and inform parents of the pertinent information concerning school activities.

2

Back to School parents visit classrooms to learn about the curriculum and expectations

6

105

Inform parents of the curriculum and expectations

3

Distribution of Weekly Calendar of Events and Monthly Newsletters

35

230

Keep parents informed of others pertinent information concerning school a


Staff Training Summary

Provide a summary of the professional development activities provided by the school during the 2011-2012 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

Implementation and coordination of parental involvement program

5

10

Teachers read and complete activities on-line and practice new information working with parents.

2

Parent Title I Meeting

1

65

Parent Involvement Records and Attendance Sheets and Dress Code Policy

3

Senior Meeting for Graduation

4

35

Requirements for Graduation, ACT test and work on GPA.


 

Barriers

Describe the barriers that hindered participation by parents during the 2011-2012 school year in parental involvement activities. Include the steps the school will take during the 2012-2013 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

A large number of parents with student with failing grades will not attend parent conferences or attend meetings.

Teachers may visit students' homes and district may provide transportation for parents to attend meetings.

2

Parents with students failing progress reports will not enroll their children in afterschool tutorial program.

Visit students' homes and explain the importance of the program and also give the parents personal phone calls.


Best Practices (Optional)

Describe the parental involvement activity/strategy the school implemented during the 2011-2012 school 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

1

Increasing Parent Participation

Activities and/or workshops to promote parental involvement