SOS Parental Involvement Plan


2015-2016 SCHOOL OF SUCCESS ACADEMY-SOS Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Plan

I, Genell M. Mills , 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: The School of Success Academy VALUE and SUPPORT our FAMILIES. We believe that the Educational Process begins at home and we are an extension of that process; therefore, we ENCOURAGE and EXPECT total Parent Involvement in ALL of our School’s Activities.

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: At School of Success Academy, it is our policy that every parent/guardian seeking student enrollment must first schedule and complete an orientation interview prior to admission. This process has proven to be beneficial and informative to all immediate stakeholders germane to the students success; providing an initial opportunity for parent, faculty, administrators and support personnel to discover the student’s culture and home environment, explore academic expectations, disclose community programs and services offered and determine if School of Success Academy is the best fit for the child.

This process have been implemented since the inception of the school. It is our belief that this process is the foundation to establishing a healthy academic relationship between students, faculty and parents. After student admission, this foundation is expanded to include student academic progress reports, quarterly report cards and school strategy meetings. SOS Academy encourage and welcome students and their parents/guardians to contribute their recommendations, suggestions and comments to the SOS Parent Involvement Policy/Plan, School-Parent Compact as well as Title 1 budgeting area. SOS Academy also provide workshops for parental guidance, training and activities. Parents are notified up to two weeks in advance of upcoming meeting and or events. Notices are broadcasted via letter mail outs, email, phone, school website and/or flyers sent home with the student.

Parents are welcomed and encouraged to sign up for any and all parent organization of interest, including and especially Title 1 planning and student activities. Parents that attend SOS Parent meetings are voluntarily assigned to the SOS Academy Title 1 Strategy Team (SAT1ST), in accordance to their comfort and strengths. All parent input and recommendations are considered and recorded in the meeting minutes.

After the final draft of a Title ! Strategy Plan is developed by the *SAT1ST), the SOS Title 1 Strategy team broadcast a SOS Title 1 meeting to all community stakeholders. At said meeting, the final draft is disseminated for final parental, sponsors and faculty input. Once all suggestions, comments and recommendations are rendered and recorded, revisions are implemented as required and a comprehensive draft is adopted for SOS school board review. After board review, modifications are noted. The SAT1ST will make final modifications upon consensus and a final copy of the Title 1 strategy plan will be placed in the Front Office for stakeholder review. Additional hard copies will be available to ALL parents upon request from Dr. Sharolyn Price, Title 1 Parent Liaison.

Additional correspondence provided to parents regarding student academic and behavioral progress is conveyed during regularly scheduled progress reports, report cards, parent/teacher conferences and open house events.

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)].

count Program Coordination
1 (I.D.E.A.) Individual with Disabilities Education Act Supplemental instructional support provided by Title I will be discussed with parents during the development of the students IEP.
2 Parent Academy Disseminated and made aware of Parent Academy that offer all FREE courses in Parenting & Advocacy, Student Achievement and Personal and Individual Growth

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)].

count Activity/Tasks Person Responsible Timeline Evidence of Effectiveness
1 Orientation Sharolyn Price, Family Liaison 8-15-15,10:00 am Copies of Agendas/Handouts and Evaluation Forms
2 PTSO Sharolyn Price, Family Liaison 8-20-15, 6:00 pm Flyers / sign-in for meeting
3 Title I Annual Meeting S. Price, Title 1 Parent Liaison 9-10-15, 6:00 pm Homeroom Sign-In,One Call Now, Flyers
4 Open House Director Mills & S. Price 9-10-15, 6:00 pm Once Call Now, Flyers

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: School of Success Academy will provide flexible times for ALL parent meetings. Parent Workshops will be offered through phone conference, webinars, evening campus meetings and through campus community partners. (Morning, Evening and Weekends as needed).

A Survey will be taken with parents, regarding convenient time for workshops/ meetings.

Meetings are as follows:

1.PTSO Meetings ( bi-monthly @ 6:00 pm)

2.SAC Meetings(bi-monthly @ 7:00 pm) ?

3.Open House-(Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm)

4.Parent Involvement Strategy Team Meetings(as needed am or pm)

5.Parent Workshops/Events, and Field Trip

In addition, Transportation/Childcare Assistance, Home Visits Translators/Translations and TDD Services wil be provided to assist our Parents.

(All Assistance is Available Upon Request)

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)].

count Content and Type of Activity Person Responsible Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement Timeline Evidence of Effectiveness
1 Open House Dr. Sharolyn Price Review with parents EOY plan and prepare for upcoming year. September 10, 1025 Workshop Evaluation, sign-in sheet
2 PTSO Dr. Sharolyn Price Meeting New Parents, Informing parents of upcoming events 8-20-15, 6:00 pm Workshop Evaluation, sign-in sheet
3 Annual Title I Meeting Dr. Sharolyn Price To inform parents of their Rights/Responsibilities concerning NCLB and the Title Program 9-10-15, 6:00 pm Workshop Evaluation, sign-in sheet
4 Open House Director Mills & S. Price Parents meet teacher and get update on progress of student. 9-10-15, 6:00 pm Workshop Evaluation, sign-in sheet
5 Social Bullying (Media) guest speaker How To Prevent Cyber Bullying October Evaluation, sign-in sheet
6 Breast Cancer Awareness guest speaker Health Education and Walking October, 2015 Evaluation, sign-in sheet
7 Thanksgiving Give Away Basket PTSO Assist parents in need November 2015 Evaluation, sign-in sheet
8 Thank You Parent Night PTSO Thanking parent for their support at end of year April, 2016 Evaluation, sign-in sheet
9 End of the Year Review of Parent Involvement Program/Summer Activities S Price Review with parents EOY plan and prepare for upcoming year. May, 2016 Evaluation, sign-in sheet

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)].

count Content and Type of Activity Person Responsible Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement Timeline Evidence of Effectiveness
1 I-Ready Professional Development Director Mills Built for the Common Core, i-Ready combines a valid and reliable growth measure and individualized instruction in a single online product that saves teachers time at a fraction of the cost of similar products. September, 2015 Workshop Evaluation Forms
2 Parents As Leaders Ms. Mobley This Workshop offer Strategies and Tips to Staff that will help them to Empower Parents in their Role as Leaders. October 2015 Workshop Evaluation Forms
3 Graduation Enhancement Program Ms. Mobley DPPT goal is to enable student an opportunity to accelerate in grade placement. September, 2015 Workshop Evaluation Forms

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: 1.Implement/provide parents with great information, strategies and ideas to assist their child/children and themselves in several areas of concerns(e.g. Math, Reading, Finance, Fitness, Early Education and More) via Parent Academy resources.

2. ANNUAL PARENT DAY (May 2015) will take place in the Parent Resource Center at SOS. This event provide Parents the opportunity to view/check-out and utilize the wealth of invaluable information to help them with their child/children Academic Efforts.

The Person responsible for said Activities is Dr. Sharolyn Price, Title 1 Parent Liaison. Evaluation Forms will be used/and a Parent Discussions is conducted immediately after each Event to help us determined the effectiveness of Activities.

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 parents of participating children will be provided as follows:

1. Flyers, Monthly Calendar of Title 1 Activities, Phone calls and Letters that provide timely information about the Title 1 programs.

2. Curriculum used are the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in every area. Textbooks are the Resources used to drive the curriculum.

3. Progress Monitoring Plans (both individual and school wide):

a. Individual Progress Monitoring- is one-on-one conference with student and teacher(s) to dicuss their progress.

b. School wide Monitoring- students receive Mid-Quarter Progress Reports, Quarterly Reports Cards.

4. Parents are encouraged to SET UP parent-teacher conferences and to attend SAC, PTSO and become an active part of the Parent Involvement Strategy Team to offer suggestions, particpate and have a vital role in the decison making process concerning their childs education.

*Parents are notified a WEEK in advance of ALL activities via the One Call Now Notification System.

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: School of Success Academy is prepared to provide translation and/or translator for the parents that are not English Speakers.

For those Parents that are without Sight, we will contact them by phone. For our Parents that are Hearing Impaired we have access to TDD Services. We offer Home Visits, and Transportation Assistance for those Parents which maybe to far to get to us, (migratory), and for those parents which speak Sign Language, we will provide an interpreter. A minimum of two(2%) percent of our Budget is set aside for these services, (Services are Upon Request).

English is the Language that ALL information is routinely provided, (e. g. Letters, Meeting Notices/Flyers, Helping Students Learn and any information sent from District Office). Our process to monitor dissemination is to call a random number of parents to see if they received the information and keep a sign in list of parents that attend workshops and parent meetings. If requested we will provide information in Spanish. We also have a Staff Member that will translate for those parents that may request help. At this time however, English is the primary language. Our ESOL Director Miss Audrey Thomas(new director) will give the home survey to help determine if we have other Languages than English Speakers at home.

SOS Academy has allocated (2%) of our Parent Involvment budget to provide tanslations and/or Translators for those parents that may required information in another language other than English, if needed.

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:

X Not Applicable

 

Upload Evidence of Input from Parents

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

Uploaded Document

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

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.

Uploaded Document

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.

count Content and Type of Activity Number of Activities Number of Participants Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement
1 SAC 1 43 Assists the school principal with school-based decision-making and involves parents in their children’s education.
2 PTSO Meeting 2 15 Support and speak on behalf of children in the schools, in the community, and before government groups and other organizations that make decisions affecting children.
3 Open House 1 43 Parents have the opportunity to speak with teachers about their child’s progress, needs, and abilities. Students generally get to show their parents around their school and classrooms, informing them of activities, projects, and assignments they have completed.
4 Title I Annual Meeting 1 43 Inform parents of their rights as a Title I school

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)].

count Content and Type of Activity Number of Activities Number of Participants Anticipated Impact on Student Achievement
1 Staff Training (Every Wednesday) 11 12 Planning for betterment of students and parents

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 upcoming 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)].

count Barrier (Including the Specific Subgroup) Steps the School will Take to Overcome
1 Transportation(Economically Disadvantaged) We will continue to provide Tranportation Assistance; Bus Tickets, Cab Fare, and/or auto mileage reimbursement. A minimum of eith(8) percent of our total allocation will be budgeted to assist our parents.
2 Childcare(Economically Disadvantaged) It was decided that we will keep the minimum of three(3) percent for the upcoming school year.
3 Time (Economically Disadvancated) We will accommodate meeting time for the majority parents.

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)

count Content/Purpose Description of the Activity