AR COSSATOT RIVER HIGH SCHOOL (Cossatot River School District) 6330 Hwy 71 S COVE AR (870) School Parent and Family Engagement Plan

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1 AR COSSATOT RIVER HIGH SCHOOL (Cossatot River School District) 6330 Hwy 71 S COVE AR (870) /06/2017 School Parent and Family Engagement Plan This form was adapted from, A Toolkit for Title I Parent Involvement. Ferguson, C. (2009). A Toolkit for Title I Parental Involvement. Austin, TX: SEDL. Hint District Cossatot River High School Grade Levels 7 12 Building Facilitator and District Coordinator Gina Rosson and Jill Hunter Title I Status Schoolwide Targeted Assistance Non Title I School Percent of free and reduced lunch 100% Parent and Family Engagement Committee Members (Select "Repeat" to open more entry fields to add addtional team members) Gina Rosson Page 1 of 5

2 Counselor/ Building Facilitator Jill Hunter Counselor/ Building Facilitator Cherri Counts Parent Angie Richardson Teacher Representative Page 2 of 5

3 Shelly Richardson Parent 1. List various communication strategies used in your school to provide additional information to parents and to increase parent and family engagement in supporting classroom instruction. Conduct two parent teacher conference each year. Provide internet system called TAC/HAC that allows the parents and teacher to communicate in a regular, twoway, and meaningful manner with the child's teacher and school principal. Provide school website to communicate upcoming events. Provide Facebook page to communicate daily announcements, student activities, and upcoming events. Distribute a monthly newsletter. Send home progress reports every 3 weeks. Use "All Call" phone system to communicate upcoming events. Implementation of ICU. A system which sends text messages to parents if students are missing assignments in certain classes. CRSD App for phones. 2. List the proposed parent meeting, conferences and activities regularly throughout this year and the dates providing flexible meeting times that you have planned to increase parent and family engagement and build staff and parent capacity to engage in these types of efforts. (Must include the 2 state mandated parent/teacher conferences each year.) August 4th and August 5th 7th 12th Grade Schedule pick up and new student orientation October 9th National Honor Society Induction Ceremony October 10th Parent/Student Financial Aid Night October 13 Public Meeting October 26 Parent Teacher Conference October 23 Parent Involvement Committee Meeting December 11 Christmas Music Program February Homecoming March 15 Parent Teacher Conference April 2017 CAP (Career Action Planning) Conferences Spring Music Program April 2018 Prom Parent Committee May 2018 FFA Banquet Page 3 of 5

4 May 2018 Athletic Banquet Monthly Athletic Booster Club May 2018 Academic Awards Ceremony May 2018 College Signing Day 3. How will your school provide information to parents about volunteer opportunities (must include state mandated parent training)? Staff will be required to obtain 2 hours of professional development in parent involvement strategies. The school will provide instruction on how to incorporate developmentally appropriate learning activities in the home environment. Create a parent volunteer resource book listing the interest and availability of volunteers for school staff members' use. The survey will be included in the student handbook. Teachers will be given a list of parents who are willing to volunteer in our school. 4. How will your school work with parents to create a School Parent Compact? Cossatot River High School has a Title I Parent Compact in place. The Parent Compact will be developed jointly with parents of served students. The compact is made up of students, parents, teachers, administrators's roles in education. The compact outlines how each will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the state's high standards. 5. How will your school provide opportunities for parents to be involved in the development, implementation and evaluation of the school wide school improvement plan, and the Annual Title I Meeting to engage them in the decision making processes regarding the school's Title I, Part A Program? Distribute in the student handbook the school's process for resolving parental concerns, including how to define a problem, whom to approach first, and how to develop solutions. Include the following in the student handbook: parental involvement plan, survey for volunteer interests, recommended roles for parents/teachers/students and school. 6. How will your school provide resources for parents? As funds are available, parenting books and materials will be purchased for the Parent Center. The Parent Resource Center is located in the Guidance Center. The center contains information on a wide range of important parenting skills and gives specific examples of how to use those skills with children. Parenting books, magazines, and handouts are available. Parents may borrow the materials for review. Parent input and questions are welcomed as the Parent Center strives to be a service to parents with concerns about their child's education and well being. 7. How will your school engage parents in the evaluation of your parent and family engagement efforts? Cossatot River High School will conduct an annual evaluation in the spring of its parental involvement policies to examine their affect on improving academic quality. A committee consisting of parents and other community members, certified and classified staff, and members of the administration shall do the annual evaluation. A survey will be used to conduct the evaluation. The evaluation will include identifying barriers to greater participation of parents in Title I related activities, with particular attention to parents who are economically disadvantaged or Page 4 of 5

5 disabled, and parents who have limited English proficiency, limited literacy, or any racial or ethnic minority background. 8. How will your school use the parent interest surveys to select, plan and implement parent and family engagement activities that will be offered throughout the year? The findings of the annual spring evaluation will be used to design strategies for more effective parental involvement and will be used to revise, if necessary, the parental involvement policies. CAP conferences will be conducted each Spring to inform the parents of high school students about how to be involved in the decisions affecting course selection, career planning, and preparation for postsecondary opportunities. 9. When will your school plan the Annual Title I Meeting that must be conducted separately? (It CANNOT be held in conjunction with any other meetings or activities.) The school will conduct a Title I Report to the public each year. The agenda, sign in sheet, and minutes from the meeting will be kept on file in the school's office. This meeting will be held as part of the public meeting on October 19at 6:00PM. *After completion of this form, the school should print and submit to district for review and approval. Once approved, the school is required to post their School Parent Plan on their website. Page 5 of 5