School Level Family Engagement Plan

Church Hill Elementary School

 

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 Engagement Policy.
  • 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 activities.
  • When applicable, integrating parent involvement activities with existing community agencies such as Tennessee Early Intervention Services, HeadStart, preschools (public and private), etc.
  • The committee will meet twice a year. The Family Engagement Coordinator for CHES is Robin Whalen. She can be reached at robin.whalen@hck12.net. The Title I Coordinator for CHES is Tonya Warner. She can be reached at tonya.warner@hck12.net.

 

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 Guidelines
  • Address the importance of communication between teachers and parents
  • provide at least two parent-teacher conference dates to address student progress
  • 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 class
  • opportunities to observe classroom activities following school procedures
  • Provide parents with materials to help parents work with their children to improve academic achievement
  • make the Parent Lending Library easily accessible to parents
  • 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 discipline.
  • Convene at varying times to accommodate family schedules.
  • Invite all families to attend activities through written and verbal notice.
  • 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 child.
  • Back to School Bash: Parents are able to meet teachers and other staff members. Teachers show a power point on TitleI in their classroom with the parents.
  • Breakfast with the boys: Family members will be able to come into the cafeteria and have breakfast with their child.
  • Breakfast with the ladies: Family members will be able to come into the cafeteria and have breakfast with their child.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences: Teachers will have a Tip Sheet to hand out for math and reading.
  • Bingo for Books: Students and their parents will be able to play bingo and win books to take home. Parents will also learn reading strategies to help their child become a better reader.
  • AR Nights: Students and their parents will be able to read books together and take AR test. Parents will be shown reading strategies to help their child while reading.
  • Math Day: Family members will be able to come into their child's classroom and learn ways that they can help doing math at home.
  • Family Math Night at Food Lion: Students and their family members will be able to participate in real world math at Food Lion.
  • Kindergarten Sneak Peek: Upcoming kindergarten students and their family members will come in and tour the school and do so some activities that they do in kindergarten.

 

  • 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 meet.
  • State's academic content standards.
  • State student academic achievement standards.
  • State and local academic assessments, the requirements of parent involvement.
  • how to monitor a child's progress and work with educators to improve the achievement of their child.
  • Monthly Newsletters will be sent home with all students and will contain information about school events, standards, and testing information
  • Week-in a- Peek is sent home with students to keep parents informed about what their child is learning for the week
  • School Website contains information about homework, standards, and how parents con help their child with learning at home
  • Family Resource Letter is sent home monthly and give parents information on helping their child succeed in school as well as community resources
  • School Calling Messenger reminds students and parents of upcoming events.
  • School Marquee lets the community know of upcoming events at CHES
  • 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 possible.
  • 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.
  • Send flyers to local Day Care Centers and give tours during K registration and K Sneak Peek.
  • All information about school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents in an understandable language.
  • 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.