Clifton Early Childhood School

  • Parent Engagement Plan

     

    Clifton Early Childhood 2016-2017 Family Engagement Plan

    Clifton Early Childhood School will involve parents in two-way meaningful communication addressing student achievement and ensuring:

     

    • that parents plan an integral role in assisting their child’s learning
    • that parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child
    • that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education.

     

     

    Communication and Parental Involvement

    • Promote parent contact by personal phone calls, live conferences, and emails as appropriate.
    • Create a safe and respectful environment on all campuses.
    • Ensure opportunities for family participation in school events and trainings on family leadership.
    • Publicize to parents the availability of programs PK-12.
    • Each campus will provide attendance requirements to parents in the campus handbook.
    • Provide recognition for community/business partnerships through local media such as Public Information Office, PTA newsletters, District publications, district websites and campus communications.
    • Continue to provide training and equipment in order to facilitate effective communication, such as Living Tree, Ready Rosie, TAC, and other technology integration including web pages and grade information.
    • Ensure methods of communicating important information to parents without access to email or internet.
    • Provide district-wide communications in native languages of the clientele whenever necessary.
    • Provide an interpreter for District meetings whenever necessary.
    • Build the schools’ and parents’ capacity for parent involvement by providing parents information on monitoring their child’s progress through scheduled progress notices and parent conferences.
    • Provide opportunities for family participation in developing clearly defined goals, outcomes, timelines and strategies for assessing progress
    • Provide families strategies and tools to enhance and extend student’s learning.
    • Provide an annual survey to District stakeholders to evaluate the effectiveness of communication and client relations at the campus and district levels.
    • Implement a program to screen and encourage volunteers at all campuses.
    • Provide opportunities during extended hours for parents who work during the day to be involved.
    • Distribute Parental Involvement Policy to parents and staff.

    Student Support

    • Clearly communicate high expectations for discipline and student achievement.
    • Provide supplemental support through the PK Grant fund source to improve the quality of the PK program.
    • Ensure and maintain an average ratio of 1:11 students with in each PK class.
    • Pursue and maintain partnerships among positive community resources to help in district-wide student programs.
    • Communicate course content and progress monitoring expectations to parents.
    • Send progress monitoring reports home.
    • Provide parents materials for prevention of drugs, alcohol, violence, physical or verbal aggression, as well as individual and family counseling.
    • Continue to provide diversity training and disability awareness.
    • Continue to provide students with opportunities to understand and value diverse groups.

    Highly Qualified Instruction

    • Ensure that all core academic classes are taught by highly qualified teachers.
    • Provide opportunities for staff to attend professional development session based on learning domains.
    • Ensure that all teachers meet certification eligibility.
    • Provide Full Day Tuition Based PK for employee and community.
    • Continue to recognize employee contributions through the Shining Star (Non-Teaching Staff) Awards and Impact Award.
    • Implement District recognition of campus-selected Teacher of the Year..
    • Provide high quality staff development based on campus need as required by the No Child Left Behind Act.
    • Each campus will continue a system to implement, evaluate, and communicate effective staff development supporting a highly qualified staff based on data-driven needs and district standards.
    • Provide a calendar that allows district-wide staff development opportunities, including diversity training, vertical planning, and other special programs.
    • District and campuses will align staff development based on needs assessment.
    • Maintain and revise an aligned and integrated district-wide curriculum framework.
    • Maintain recruitment strategies to ensure a highly qualified and diverse staff to best serve the needs of Irving ISD students.
    • Administer a district survey dealing with job satisfaction and employee morale at each campus with published results and address and monitor areas of concern.

    What Parents Can Do

    • Tell your children that education is important to you and why.
    • Require regular and prompt school attendance.
    • Provide a time and location in your home conducive for completing homework.
    • Make sure the school has your current address, phone numbers, and email addresses.
    • Monitor available technology such as Gradebook, Irving District & Campus Websites, IISD Blog, Twitter, etc.
    • Help students eat healthy, get enough sleep, and exercise. Healthy students learn better.
    • Assist students to be organized and have the supplies they need for school.
    • Know your child’s teachers. If you can’t attend Open Houses or conferences in person, contact the teachers by email or arrange for a phone conference.
    • Read information that is sent home (Code of Conduct, Student Handbooks, flyers, planners, etc.) and respond appropriately.
    • Volunteer in your child’s school to the extent possible and/or join PTA/PTSA.
    • Monitor your child’s progress in school. Know what they are expected to learn and how they are progressing. Hold them accountable for school achievement.
    • Support the school in developing positive behaviors in your child that foster a safe learning environment.
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