2023-2024 Title I Parent and Family Engagement Plan

    School Name: Sandy Lane Elementary School

    Please use the Comprehensive Needs Assessment Data and any other family engagement data to complete the following:

    School’s Mission Statement: Promote scholars to dream, believe, and achieve their personal, academic, and social-emotional goals through the arts.

    Measurable Outcomes: We will increase proficiency by 10 points in all content areas as measured by the FAST. We will set our baseline Learning Gains and L25 Learning gains at 60% in ELA and Math as measured by the FAST.


    Building Capacity of Families

    Describe how the school will implement activities that will build the capacity for strong parent and family activities, to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school involved, parents, 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)].


    1. Meet the Team will be conducted in preschool. At this event, parents and their students will come to the school at their designated time by grade level. They will begin in the cafeteria where they will be introduced to the Sandy Lane Team: administration, grade level teachers, specialists, and social services. We will provide a presentation in which we will share all of the resources the school has to offer families and their students. We will go over the expectations for the school year and other pertinent information that will help their child be successful academically, behaviorally, socially, and emotionally. After the TEAM presentation, families will be provided with their grade level teacher assignment. They will then be walked to that classroom where each teacher will provide an overview of the classroom and expectations for the school year.
    2. Each quarter we will offer family events that incorporate an academic focus that aligns to our School Improvement Plan goals and committees. At these events, we will also have some kind of performance/showcase that highlights our magnet program: Conservatory for the Arts. We have found that when student performance/artifacts are being presented, we have a higher turnout of families. The academic focus will be provided for parents and students to leave with materials so learning can continue at home.


    Based on the data from the Comprehensive Needs Assessment, please complete the Family Engagement Planning Sheet.pdf

    for an upcoming event that will be directly tied to the measurable outcome(s) above.



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    Staff Professional Development related to Family Engagement

    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)]



    How will school leadership actively build teacher and staff capacity related to ongoing family engagement connected to academic goals?


    Our focus for the 23/24 school year is to get parents more engaged with supporting their child’s education at home. We want to train our teachers on how to simplify activities at home that parents would understand and also enjoy doing with their child. At all of our professional development opportunities throughout the school year, we will embed ways to bridge the home and school based on the content be presented. We will also work to ensure all staff are held accountable to bridging this important engagement of families.



    Title I Annual Parent Meeting Experience

    Each school will convene an annual meeting designed to inform parents of participating children about the schools Title I program, the nature of the Title I program (schoolwide or targeted assistance), school choice, supplemental educational services, and the rights of parents. [Section 1118(c)(1)].

    How will you get recorded feedback from parents about the meeting? How will the recorded feedback be used to inform future events?


    After the presentation at the Title 1 Annual Parent Meeting, we will provide a QR code where we will ask specific questions of parents that we can use to support our decision-making for future events.


    How will you address barriers to increasing attendance and academic support at home?


    We are tying our arts performances/showcases to all of our family events that we are teaching how to support our scholars at home. Evidence from prior events, we find our biggest turnout of families is when we tie the arts to the event. In addition, we will increase the number of events we provide some kind of food item. As we have found when we remove the barrier of “cooking”, more families attend.




    How will you ensure that parents unable to attend the Title I Annual Meeting receive the information? (Ex: using various modalities such as video with Flipgrid, School newsletter, Dojo or PBIS rewards).


    We will provide a link on our school website so families can review this information. In addition, we will provide the link to the PowerPoint on Facebook, as well as, via email through School Messenger.




    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 submit the parents comments with the plan that will be made available to the local education agency [Section 1118(c)(5)].

    We use a variety of methods for communication, including: parent conferences, school website and social media, school messenger calls, family events. All of these support providing families with information about Title One programs, the academic progress of their students in comparison to expectations, as well as ways for families to support their students at home. At events, we will provide a QR code for families to provide feedback. In addition, we will conduct an annual survey to gain feedback as well as gain feedback at SAC meetings. One of the most important events is the Annual Title One meeting that we offer where much of the communication on our school-wide plan is shared.



    Flexible Parent Meeting

    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, childcare, or home visits, as such services related to parental involvement [Section 1118(c)(2)].

    When we hold meetings and/or events, we rotate them to meet the needs of all parents. We hold events before school, after school in the evenings, and during the school day. At these meetings/events, we do provide food if funding allows, in order to remove the barrier of finding time for families to cook at home.



    Describe how the school will provide full opportunities for participation in parent and family engagement activities for all parents (including parents with limited English proficiency, disabilities, and migratory children). Including 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)].


    We will have this accessible to families in our school office at our Title One station in the different languages our families speak. Flyers we send home are also completed in different languages. We have a bilingual associate who also engages our families that speak Spanish so they can be involved. For scholars that have disabilities, we conference with their parents more frequently as their short-term goals are met. We share new ways for families to engage academically with their student to help get them to their next goal.