Kimberley Park Elementary School
2020-2021 Title I Family Engagement Policy
Kimberley Park Elementary is a school that congregates all stakeholders in the school governance process. We believe this is essential to enable all our students to reach or exceed their maximum academic potential. Our guiding principles are strategically implemented to propel us through this process.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that all Title I schools and families work together. We will jointly develop with, and distribute to parents and family members of Kimberley Park students a written Title I Parent and Family Engagement Plan (PFEP). PFEP and Policy/Compact planning and revision sessions will be held in the spring of 2021. In addition, families will have ongoing opportunities to review and offer suggestions of improvement to the Title 1 program plan and compact throughout the school year at virtual and in person meetings and conferences.
At least 2 parent/family representatives serve as members of our School Improvement Team. The following documents are a collaboration between school and family: School Improvement Plan (SIP); Title I School-level Parent and Family Engagement Plan/Policy (PFEP); and our School-Family Compact.
WS/FC Schools District Goals:
Goal 1: WS/FCS will raise student achievement, close achievement gaps and enable all students to take ownership of their learning.
Goal 2: WS/FCS will eliminate barriers so that factors of achievement predictability do not impact students’ equitable access to learning opportunities. WS/FCS will provide quality instructional facilities and learning environments for all students.
Goal 3: WS/FCS will build and strengthen partnerships and communication with families, local businesses, educational organizations, community agencies and advocacy groups in order to engage families and community stakeholders in the entire educational process for all students.
Goal 4: WS/FCS will recruit and retain a highly effective and diverse workforce that supports district goals to ensure excellence for all.
Goal 5: WS/FCS will foster an inclusive climate that values the safety and well-being of all students, faculty and staff and foster an environment that creates a sense of belonging.
Kimberley Park School Goals:
- Goal 1: KPES will increase grade level proficiency (GLP) of at least 36.5% and College and Career Readiness (CCR) of at least 32.8% in Reading for all subgroups measured by the End of grade test.
- Goal 2: KPES will increase grade level proficiency (GLP) of at least 45.7% and College and Career Readiness (CCR) of at least 41.1% in Math for all subgroups as measured by the End of grade test.
- Goal 3: KPES will increase grade level proficiency (GLP) of at least 56.7% and College and Career Readiness (CCR) of at least 50.0% in Science for all subgroups measured by the End of grade test.
- Goal 4: KPES will increase a total composite in grade level proficiency (GLP) of at least 43.0% and College and Career Readiness (CCR) of 38.5% in all subgroups measured by the End of grade test.
- Goal 5: KPES certified attendance rate will be maintained at 95% with no less than 93%.
Curriculum Alignment-Kimberley Park will follow the NC and District Standards for curriculum. Our school uses data to align the curriculum to state and district academic standards. Our instructional practices are adjusted based on the findings of the assessment data using I-Station and I-Ready. Canvas is a course management system that supports online learning and teaching that teachers will begin to use this school year. Please let us know if you would like additional information on our School Performance Data.
Title 1 funds allotted to Kimberley Park for family engagement will be used to offset expenses incurred for activities designed to increase student success. These expenses may include childcare, supplies and materials, food and transportation costs. The school will ask for input from parents/guardians at the spring meeting on how to utilize Title 1 Family Engagement Funds.
Kimberley Park will have an Annual Title 1 meeting at flexible times convenient to parents. The Annual Title 1 meeting will inform parents about Title 1 and their right to be involved in their child's education. The virtual meeting date is September 17th at 11:00am and 6:00pm. A second annual meeting will be held November 5th at 11:00am and 6:00pm. The second meeting will be held virtually if we are unable to do so in person.
Kimberley Park strives to involve and engage parents and families in every aspect of the school curriculum. Parents/guardians are invited to attend School Improvement Team (SIT) meetings on the following dates: 9/4/2020, 10/2/20, 11/6/20, 12/4/20, 1/15//21, 2/5/21, 3/5/21, 4/16/21, 5/7//21 at 3:00pm. Alternate times will be offered if necessary to accommodate the majority. We will clearly articulate and provide consistent communication about expectations, standards and student academic progress. This will be done through venues such as parent/guardian conferences/meetings (virtually and in person when allowable), phone calls, student agendas, newsletters, phone messaging system, email, seesaw, Canvas, Class Dojo and any other electronic modes of communication the district and school use. Parents will be encouraged to actively partner with staff to share and obtain knowledge on ways to support their child's academic expectations.
Conferences can be scheduled or rescheduled thru written communication, email to teacher or phone call, or contacting the Family Engagement Coordinator. School/Family conferences will be scheduled on 10/15/2020, 1/14/2021, 3/18/2021 at a time convenient for parents/guardians to meet with teachers. Individual meetings can also be scheduled anytime deemed necessary by teacher or parent/guardian. Kimberley Park staff will teach the Positive Action Curriculum to all students. Family Engagement Coordinator and School Improvement Grant Coach will offer parents/guardians Positive Action pointers throughout the school year..
Kimberley Park staff, students and parents/guardians will jointly contribute to the annual development of the school/family/student compact. This will be a continuous process throughout the school year during parent meetings and during the annual spring policy and compact revision meeting.
Staff members will have an opportunity to receive staff development on topics related to family engagement for virtual/remote and in class learning.
The Parent/Family Engagement Coordinator will foster opportunities and develop training that will engage parents, staff and community on how to effectively support children for optimal student success.
All parent/guardian meetings will have a Spanish speaking interpreter who will translate information shared.
Parents are encouraged to join and actively participate in the PTA-KPAP (Kimberley Park's Active Parents), Leadership Group, School Improvement Team and the Title 1 Parent Advisory Council.
Families are encouraged to volunteer and help in various aspects of school activities. Parents/guardians are encouraged to share the best form of communication for them to stay actively engaged. Teachers and staff will communicate in ways that are most effective for the parent.