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Parent Involvement >> DHS PIP 2014-2015
DHS PIP 2014-2015 6/2/2015

DESOTO COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Plan

 

I, Tod Baldwin , 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: Our Mission at DeSoto County High School is to empower all students to become life-long learners to compete in today's society. We believe that parent involvement is a crucial component in the success of our school and our students. When parents are actively involved in their student's education the chance of student success greatly increases.

 

                                                                                                    


Review Rubric:

Mission statements are written concisely, free of jargon, and parent-friendly and inspire stakeholders to be involved and supportive of the program. Strong mission statements include:

·    Explanation of the purpose of the parental involvement program;

·    Description of what will be done; and

·    Description of the beliefs or value of the LEA.

 

Review Status: Adequate

 

Review Comments:

 

      

 

                                                                            

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 district will involve parents in the annual evaluation of the content and effectiveness of Title 1 programs. Barriers to participation will be identified and addressed. Parents will participate, plan, and assist in the implementation of programs and the expenditure of the Title 1 funds.

 

 

 

The school based leadership will be directly responsible for creating the initial draft of the Parental Involvement Plan and then will recruit a diverse group of parents to review the plan and provide the leadership team with valuable feedback. Please see attached the documentation regarding parent input on this year's Parental Involvement Plan.

 

 

 

In addition, continued feedback will be sought from parents via parent surveys and both formal and informal meetings. Parents are both invited and encouraged to attend SAC meetings as well as other activities during the school day and after the school day that provide parents with the opportunity to be an active participants in their student's educational experiences.

 

 

 

                                                                            

Review Rubric:

Strong responses include:

 

·         Identification of the group responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the plans;

·         Description of the procedures for selecting members of the group;

·         Explanation of how the input from parents will be documented; and

·         Description of the process and involvement of parents in the development of required plans; and

·         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)].

 

 

 

Review Status: Adequate

 

Review Comments:

 

      

 

                                                                            

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

IDEA

Parents will receive   support and information regarding additional support provided by Title I   during the IEP process.

 

2

Title I Part C and   Title III

Parent and family support   is provided to migrant students through translation and school services.   In addition, academic assistance and support provided by student advocates and counselors.

 

                                                                                          

Review Rubric:

Strong responses include:

 

·         Identification of the specific federal programs; and

·         Description of how the programs will be coordinated.

 

 

 

Review Status: Adequate

 

Review Comments:

 

      

 

                                                                                          

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 1 Meeting

Administration/Parent Involvement Specialist

September 2014

Attendance

2

Prepared PowerPoint Presentation

Parent Involvement Specialist

September 2014

Attendance

 

3

Advertise/Publicize Meeting

Parent Involvement Specialist

September 2014

Flyers sent home; Publication in Local Paper; District Website

 

                                                                                          

Review Rubric:

Strong responses include:

 

·         Identification of specific activities or tasks;

·         Identification of the person(s) responsible for completing the task;

·         Reasonable and realistic timelines; and

·         Description of the evidence the school will use to demonstrate the effectiveness and/or completion of the activity/task.

 

 

 

Review Status: Adequate

 

Review Comments:


 

      

 

                                                                            

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: DeSoto High School encourages open communication between the school and parents/guardians at all times. Informal Parent/Teacher conferences can be set up either during a teacher's planning time, before school hours, and/or after school hours. If a parent is unable to come in for a meeting at the school, all members of our faculty are happy to have a conference call meeting. In addition, open communication through email is also encouraged.

 

 

 

When the school is scheduling meetings and/or workshops, the varying schedules of parents/guardians will be taken into consideration, and when possible various time slots will be offered during which the same information will be presented to the parents/guardians that attend said meetings and/or workshops.

 

 

 

Formal meetings to discuss concerns or to meet with district administration or support services are scheduled at the convenience of the parent.

 

 

 

If deemed necessary home visits can be arranged through the members of Student Support Services in order to have direct communication with the parent/guardian.

 

 

 

                                                                            

Review Rubric:

Strong responses include:

 

·         Description of the process the school will use to ensure that workshops/meetings are offered at a flexible times; and

·         Specific examples of the flexible schedule offered to parents.

 

 

 

Review Status: Adequate

 

Review Comments:

 

      

 

                                                                            

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

Pinnacle Training   for Parents

 

Administration

Allows Parents to track student progress.

 

Ongoing

Open House Usage / Communication w/staff

 

 

2

Individual Parent Teacher Conferences

 

Classroom Teachers/Administration

Teachers will discuss with parents child's assessment results, grades, expectations, and goals.

 

 

Ongoing

 

Increased Student   Success

 

 

3

 

 

STEM Parent Meetings

 

 

STEM Coordinator

Parents/Students will remain update concerning opportunities available through the school’s STEM Program.

 

 

Throughout the Year

 

Increased participation and involvement in the STEM Program

 

 

 

4

 

 

AVID Parent Meeting

 

 

 

AVID Site Team

Provide parents with the   opportunity to see how AVID is giving their student   the skills and knowledge to be college and/or career ready.

 

 

Spring 2016

 

 

Attendance/Increased Interest in AVID Program

 

                                                                                          

Review Rubric:

Strong responses include:

 

·         Description of the content and type of activity including the following: o The state’s academic content standards and state student academic achievement standards, State and local assessments including alternative assessments, Parental involvement requirements of Section 1118, and How to monitor their child’s progress and work with educators to improve the achievement of their child;

·         Identification of the person(s) responsible;

·         Correlation to student academic achievement;

·         Reasonable and realistic timelines; and

·         Description of the evidence the LEA will use to demonstrate the effectiveness and/or completion of the activity/task

 

 

 

Review Status: Adequate

 

Review Comments:

 

      

 

                                                                                          

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

Child Abuse

School Social Workers

Increased awareness of   family issues within district

November 2014

Increased support   for Families in


 

 

Training

 

 

 

Need of Assistance

 

 

 

2

 

 

New Teacher Mentor Program

 

 

 

Administration

New hires are assigned highly effective teacher mentors to assist them   throughout the year. These   mentors model and provide guidance to help new teachers develop effective communication skills as well as show them   ways to reach out and work with parents as equal partners in the educational process.

 

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

Feedback during   New Teacher Meetings

 

                                                                                          

Review Rubric:

 

·    Content and type of activity including the following:Valuefollowing:

 

·         Valuing of parental involvement,

·         Communicating and working with parents,

·         Implementation and coordination of parental involvement program,

·         Building ties between home and school,; and

·         Cultural sensitivity;

 

·    Identification of person(s) responsible;

·    Correlation to student academic achievement;

·    Reasonable and realistic timelines; and

·    Description of the evidence the LEA will use to demonstrate the effectiveness and/or completion of the activity/task.

 

Review Status: Adequate

 

Review Comments:

 

      

 

                                                                                          

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: Open communication is encouraged between school staff and parents. Parents are provided up to date information through our daily bulletin, website, Robo- calls, and written correspondences sent home with the student or via mail.

 

 

 

We have migrant recruiters that go into the community to communicate and work with migrant families.

 

 

 

Parents can also access the District website to gain valuable information regarding our school, as well as District, activities.

 

 

 

                                                                                          

Review Rubric:

Strong responses include:

 

·         Identification of the type of activity;

·         Specific steps necessary to implement this activity;


·         Person(s) responsible;

·         Timeline; and

·         Description of the evidence the school will use to demonstrate the effectiveness and/or completion of the activity/task.

 

 

 

Review Status: Adequate

 

Review Comments:

 

      

 

                                                                            

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 and share information regarding Title I programs in a timely manner to enable the parents to understand programs, services, and interventions available to them. Resources to be used will include newsletters, meetings, and workshops. During the Annual Open House, parents will receive training on how to access the District Website and Parent Portal which will establish two way communication between parents and faculty. In addition, parents will be able to access their student's grades and course progress. Expectations regarding State Assessments and other standardized tests will be shared as well as curriculum expectations.

 

At any time a parent may request a meeting with administration, faculty or guidance to share concerns and suggestions relating to decisions regarding their students. Every attempt will be made to assist parents and rectify any concerns thereby establishing effective communication between school and home. End of year Title I surveys will be conducted, the data analyzed, and the results shared with parents via newsletter. These survey results will be used to guide decisions made for the upcoming school year.

 

 

 

                                                                            

Review Rubric:

Strong responses include:

 

·         Process for providing information to parents;

·         Dissemination methods;

·         Reasonable and realistic timelines for specific parent notifications; and

·         Description of how the school will monitor that the information was provided.


Review Status: Adequate

 

Review Comments:

 

      

 

                                                                            

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 needs and barriers of parents, with students that are classified as ESOL and/or Migrant, regarding active participation concerning their student's educational experience will be identified and addressed. These include but are not limited to transportation, child care, physical handicapping conditions, language barriers and any disability that may prevent or discourage parental involvement or hinder meaningful two- way communication. When needed, Title I funds may be allotted for transportation, child care and interpreters. It is the Districts goal to overcome any barriers that may prevent parents from being able to take an active part in their child's education. Staff members or and/or district support personnel will be available to assist parents who have disabilities (physical, visual, auditory, etc). If a parent cannot possible attend a school meeting and every effort has been made to enable them to attend, a school representative may visit the home or the meeting may be held via teleconference. Homeless and migrant families/students will be identified and services provided by the school, social workers and school psychologist as appropriate.

 

                                                                            

Review Rubric:

Strong responses include:

 

·         Process the school will use for translating information into a parent’s native language;

·         Description of how the school will ensure that parents with disabilities will have access to parental involvement activities and/or services;

·         Description of how the school will ensure that information is available to parents considering the fluctuating student populations;

·         Specific languages in which information will be provided; and

·         Process the school will use to monitor that schools provide information to parents in a language they can understand, if feasible.

 

 

 

Review Status: Adequate

 

Review Comments:

 

      

 

                                                                            

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

Training parents to enhance

Open House / Title 1

District/Administration

Increased

Ongoing


 

 

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

Meetings / Communication through Bulletins/Websites

 

Parental Involvement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

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)];

 

 

 

 

 

IEP / Parent Teacher   Conferences

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty/Staff

 

 

 

 

 

Increased Student Achievement

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing

 

                                                                                          

Review Rubric:

Strong responses include:

 

·         Identification of the activity which may include the following:

·         Involving parents in the development of staff training, providing literacy training, paying reasonable and necessary expenses to conduct parental involvement activities, training parents to help other parents, adopting and implementing model parental involvement programs, organizing a local education agency parent advisory council, and/or developing roles for community organizations and/or business in parental involvement activities;

·         Description of the implementation strategy;

·         Identification of person(s) responsible;

·         Correlation to student academic achievement; and

·         Reasonable and realistic timelines.

 

 

 

Review Status: Adequate

 

Review Comments:

 

      

 

                                                                                          

Upload Evidence of Input from Parents

 

 

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

 

                                                                                          

Review Rubric:

 

 

Review Status: Adequate

 

Review Comments:

 

      

 

                                                                                          

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

 

                                                                            

Review Rubric:

School-Parent Compact must include the following components:

 

·         Description of the school’s responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards;

·         Identification of ways parents will be responsible for supporting their children’s learning (for example, monitoring attendance, homework completion, or television watching; volunteering in their child’s classroom; and participating as appropriate in decisions relating to the education of their children and positive use of extracurricular time); and

·         Highlight the importance of communication between teachers and parents on an ongoing basis through, at a minimum: parent-teacher conferences in elementary schools, at least annually, during which the compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement; Frequent reports to parents on their child’s progress; and Reasonable access to staff, opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and observation of classroom activities; and

·         Evidence that parents were involved in the development/revisions to the compact [Section 1118(d), ESEA].

 

 

 

  Review Status: Review Comments:

 

                                                                            

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.

 

                                                                            

Review Rubric:

 

 

  Review Status: Review Comments:

 

                                                                            


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

 

                                                                                          

Review Rubric:

Strong responses include the content and type of activity, number of activities, number of participants, and the correlation to student achievement.

 

  Review Status: Review Comments:

 

                                                                                          

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

 

                                                                                          

Review Rubric:

Strong responses include the content and type of activity, number of activities, number of participants, and the correlation to student achievement.

 

  Review Status: Review Comments:

 

                                                                                          

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 current 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

 

                                                                                          

Review Rubric:

Strong responses include:

 

·         Identification of barrier which hindered participation by parents in parental involvement activities (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); and


·         Description of how the LEA will use the information gathered from the evaluation to design strategies for more effective parental involvement policies described in Section 1118.

 

 

 

  Review Status: Review Comments:

 

                                                                            

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

 

                                                                            

Review Rubric:

Activities described in this section should be correlated to student achievement and include sufficient detail that another LEA or school could use the information to develop a similar program.

 

  Review Status: Review Comments: