Family Engagement Plan 2013- 2014 School Year
School Level Family Engagement
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
- 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
- When applicable, integrating parent involvement activities with
existing community agencies such as Tennessee Early Intervention
Services, HeadStart, preschools (public and private), etc.
- The Family Engagement coordinator is Heather Jennings, email@example.com.
The committee will meet no less than twice per school year.
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
- Address the importance of communication between teachers and
- provide at least two parent-teacher conference dates to address
- 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
- opportunities to observe classroom activities following school
- Provide parents with materials to help parents work with their
children to improve academic achievement
- make the Parent Lending Library easily accessible to
- 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
- Convene at varying times to accommodate family schedules.
- Invite all families to attend activities through written and
- 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
- 8th Grade Parent Breakfast to discuss ACT
- 7th Grade Parent Lunch to discuss the RLA and Math
- Math Boot Camp through Parent University
- Forensic Night
- 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
- State's academic content standards.
- State student academic achievement standards.
- State and local academic assessments, the requirements of
- how to monitor a child's progress and work with educators to
improve the achievement of their child.
- Website/Marquee/Phone Tree/Newsletter/Parent Teacher
- Parent Communication Folders (Friday Folder)
- Parent University
- School-level Family Engagement Activities
- 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
- Coordinate parent involvement programs and activities with Head
Start, Reading First, Early Reading First, Even Start, the Home
Instruction Programs for Preschool Youngsters, the Parents as
Teachers Program, and public preschool and other programs, and
conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers.
- 6th Grade Tour/Meet and Greet
- Back to School Bash
- 8th Grade students and parents meet with VHS
counselors to determine high school schedules
- All information about school and parent programs, meetings, and
other activities is sent to the parents in an understandable
- 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.
It is the policy of the Hawkins County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX (1972 Educational Amendments), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Steve Starnes, Title IV, VI, IX Coordinator, ext. 112 • Angela Jackson, Section 504 Coordinator, ext. 150
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