Burbank Title I Engagement Policy(EN)

Burbank Elementary School

Title I Parent & Family Engagement Policy 2022-2023

2.0 With approval from the local governing board, Burbank Elementary School has jointly developed with, and distributed to, parents and family members of participating children a written parent and family engagement policy, agreed upon by such parents, and updated periodically to meet the changing needs of parents and the school. (EC Section 11503; 20 United States Code [U.S.C.] Section [§] 6318[b][1-4])

In the fall, an annual meeting will be held to share with parents a description of the Title I program and its requirements.

Burbank Elementary, a Title I school, will develop a written Title I parent & family engagement policy with input from parents. This includes:

  • Review of and provision of input on the Title I Parent & Family Engagement Policy by the School Site Council members
  • Review of and provision of input on Title I Parent & Family Engagement Policy by parents and families of the school in both the English & Spanish language

Burbank Elementary, a Title I school, will distribute the policy to parents and families of students. This includes:

  • Sending the Title I Parent & Family Engagement Policy home with students
  • Emailing the Title I Parent & Family Engagement Policy to parents and families via our school messenger system
  • Posting the Title I Parent & Family Engagement Policy on the school’s website
  • Sending PDF versions of Title I Parent & Family Engagement Policy via ClassDojo and other social media outlets

         

 

2.1 Involvement of Parents in the Title I Program

The school-level parent and family engagement policy shall describe the means for how Burbank Elementary School school shall carry out the following requirements: (20 U.S.C. § 6318[b][1])

a)    The school convenes an annual meeting, at a convenient time, to which all parents of participating children shall be invited to attend and encouraged to attend, to inform parents and family members of their school’s participation in the Title I program and to explain the requirements, and the right of the parents to be involved. (20 U.S.C. § 6318[c][1])

 

Burbank Elementary, a Title I school, will hold the annual meeting and include the following:

  • Announcement of the annual meeting using the various communication outlets available to the school, including email, ClassDojo posts, social media, hardcopy invitations, etc.a

 

Burbank Elementary, a Title I school,  Provide various meeting times to accommodate the parents’ availability during school hours and after school

  • Morning Meetings
  • Annual Title 1 meeting
  • Winter Parent/Teacher Conferences planned for November
  • Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences are planned for March
  • Learning Contract conferences (on-going)
  • Daily Volunteer Opportunities for certified Parent Volunteers
  • Monthly Parent Cafecitos with Principal
  • Burbank Bear Assemblies (weekly)
  • End of Trimester Awards Assemblies
  • Individual classroom activities as planned by individual classes/teachers
  • Evening meetings
    • Annual Title 1 meeting
    • Back To School Night occurs in September, 2022
    • Winter Parent/Teacher Conferences planned for November
    • Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences are planned for March
    • Tentative Spring Open House planned for May, 2023
    • Learning Contract conferences (on-going)
    • Parents have access to teachers each school day before and after school.
  • Provide language accommodations to ensure clarity of communication occurs (using Spanish & English languages to communicate)
  • Provide snacks, child care, and transportation, as required, in order to accommodate the attendance of parents and families 
  • Indicate the accommodations above using our communication outlets (email, ClassDojo, etc.)

c)     The school involves parents in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s Title I program, including the planning, review, and improvement of the school parent and family engagement policy and the joint development of the schoolwide program plan. (20 U.S.C. § 6318[c][3])

Burbank Elementary, a Title I school, will hold the annual meeting and subsequent meetings to provide organized, ongoing, and timely communication of planning, review, and improvement of the school’s Title I program at various times during the year during the meetings opportunities noted in Section 2.1 Section B of this document.

 

d)    The school provides parents of participating children with the following:

i.    Timely information about the Title I program. (20 U.S.C. § 6318[c][4][A])

Burbank Elementary, a Title I school, will hold the annual meeting and include the following:

  • Announcement of the annual meeting using the various communication outlets available to the school, including email, ClassDojo posts, social media, hardcopy invitations, etc. sent in advance to allow for parents and families to plan
  • These announcements will accommodate language needs for parents & families (inclusion of Spanish and English communication).

ii.   A description and explanation of the curriculum in use at the school, the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress, and the achievement levels of the challenging state academic standards. (20 U.S.C. § 6318[c][4][B])

 

Burbank Elementary, a Title I school, will explain curriculum, forms of academic assessment, and student achievement levels by doing the following:

  • Holding various opportunities for parents to meet to review curriculum, assessment, and student achievement
  • During these meetings, provide opportunities for parents and families to ask questions, provide feedback, and solicit feedback for areas for school improvement. 
  • During these meetings, provide explanations of our current ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies curriculum. Additionally, provide information and progress on the school’s initiative with instructional focus, strategic scaffolds for students requiring additional support, teacher and staff professional learning, and academic steps towards the school’s goals based on student need and data collected.

iii.   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, and respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible. (20 U.S.C. § 6318[c][4][C])

Burbank Elementary, a Title I school, will provide opportunities for suggestions, participation, and feedback regarding decision making involving their children’s education by doing the following:

  • During parent and family meetings, provide opportunities for feedback, surveying, and holding time to reflect on the school’s educational decisions
  • Following up on the various comments, suggestions, recommendations, and responding to feedback from parents regarding instructional decisions made by the school’s various groups (Instructional Leadership Team, School Leadership Team, etc.)
  • During parent and family meetings, provide a review of the previous meeting concerns, questions, or follow up pieces.

e)  If the schoolwide program (SWP) plan is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children, the school submits any parent comments on the plan when the school makes the plan available to the local educational agency (LEA). (20 U.S.C. § 6318[c][5])

Burbank Elementary, a Title I school, will provide opportunities for suggestions, participation, and feedback regarding decision making involving their children’s education when not satisfied with the schoolwide program by doing the following:

  • During parent & family meetings, provide explanations of the schoolwide programs to ensure clarity of programs, goals, purposes and anticipated outcomes
  • During parent and family meetings, provide opportunities for feedback, surveying, and holding time to reflect on the school’s educational decisions
  • Following up on the various comments, suggestions, recommendations, and responding to feedback from parents regarding instructional decisions made by the school’s various groups (Instructional Leadership Team, School Leadership Team, etc.)
  • During parent and family meetings, provide a review of the previous meeting concerns, questions, or follow up pieces.

2.2 Building Capacity for Involvement

To ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school involved, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement, each school and local educational agency assisted under Title I, Part A shall carry out the following requirements: (20 U.S.C. § 6318[e])

a)    The school provides assistance to parents of children served by the school or LEA, as appropriate, in understanding such topics as the challenging state academic standards, state and local academic assessments, the requirements of Title I, Part A, and how to monitor a child’s progress and work with educators to improve the achievement of their children. (20 U.S.C. § 6318[e][1])

 

Burbank Elementary, a Title I school, will explain, as appropriate, the understanding of state academic standards, state and local academic assessments, and the monitoring of student progress for students’ achievement by doing the following:

  • Holding various opportunities for parents to meet to review in a differentiated manner, the requirements of state standards, state and local assessment measurements, and updates on the progress of students using school/student data by grade level and schoolwide. 
  • During these meetings, provide opportunities for parents and families to ask questions, provide feedback, and solicit feedback for areas for school improvement. 
  • During these meetings, provide explanations of our current ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies curriculum. Additionally, provide information and progress on the school’s initiative with instructional focus, strategic scaffolds for students requiring additional support, teacher and staff professional learning, and academic steps towards the school’s goals based on student need and data collected.

b)  The school provides materials and training to help parents work with their children to improve their children's achievement, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement. (20 U.S.C. § 6318[e][2])

 

Burbank Elementary, a Title I school, will provide materials and training to support parents work with their children to ensure achievement by doing the following:

  • Holding various opportunities to have trainings on how to understand and interact with their children to ensure academic achievement
  • Provide opportunities to ask questions and get clarity on the schoolwide programs that require more provision of materials and trainings (such as, STEAM initiatives, Dual Language Immersion program fundamentals, etc.)
  • Holding various opportunities for parents to meet to review in a differentiated manner, the requirements of state standards, state and local assessment measurements, and updates on the progress of students using school/student data by grade level and schoolwide. 
  • Provide opportunities for parents and families to request particular trainings and new learning opportunities pertinent to their needs in order to support student achievement in English & Spanish (and any other language, as required).

 

c) The school educates teachers, specialized instructional support personnel, principals, and other school leaders, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school. (20 U.S.C. § 6318[e][3])

 

Burbank Elementary, a Title I school, will provide school staff with training/opportunities to value & use the contributions of parents by doing the following:

  • Ensuring the participation of parents and families in our School Leadership Team
  • Reporting the feedback provided by different parent & family groups to the school staff
  • Create opportunities for collaboration through events, groups, workshops, and other collaborative interactions so that staff have an opportunity to connect with the community and families. 

d)   The school, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinates and integrates parent involvement programs and activities with other federal, state, and local programs, including public preschool programs, and conducts other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children. (20 U.S.C. § 6318[e][4])

 

Burbank Elementary, a Title I school, will coordinate & integrate parent involvement programs and activities by doing the following:

  • Ensuring to connect with resources provided by the district and outside agencies that are partnered with the school and/or district
  • Connect parents with counselor and district staff with helping with attendance, resources for physical & mental wellness
  • Creating workshops for parents on how to support in the areas of academics (reading, mathematics, and science)
  • Reporting the feedback provided by different parent & family groups to the school staff

 

e) The school ensures that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to parents of participating children in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand. (20 U.S.C. § 6318[e][5])

         

Burbank Elementary, a Title I school, will ensure information related to school & parent programs meetings and other activities is sent to parents and families by doing the following:

  • Announcement of the various meetings, programs, and activities using the various communication outlets available to the school, including email, ClassDojo posts, social media, hardcopy invitations, etc. sent in advance to allow for parents and families to plan
  • These announcements will accommodate language needs for parents & families (inclusion of Spanish and English communication).

f) The school provides such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under this section as parents may request. (20 U.S.C. § 6318[e][14])

Burbank Elementary, a Title I school, will ensure information related to school & parent programs meetings and other activities is sent to parents and families by doing the following:

  • These announcements will accommodate language needs for parents & families (inclusion of Spanish and English communication).
  • If other languages other than English or Spanish are required, the school will provide translation services to accommodate parent & family needs
  • As available, for in-person meetings, the school will provide ADA accommodations to ensure inclusivity of persons with disabilities
  • As available, for virtual meetings, the school will provide translation services and connectivity support to ensure their inclusion in meetings
  • As available, provide home visitation to ensure inclusion and accessibility for parents and families

 

2.3 Accessibility

In carrying out the parent and family engagement requirements of Title I, Part A, Burbank Elementary School, to the extent practicable, shall provide opportunities for the informed participation of parents and family members (including parents and family members who have limited English proficiency, parents and family members with disabilities, and parents and family members of migratory children), including providing information and school reports required under section 1111 of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. § 6311), as amended by ESSA, in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language such parents understand. (20 U.S.C. § 6318[f])

 

Burbank Elementary, a Title I school, will ensure information related to school & parent programs meetings and other activities is sent to parents and families by doing the following:

  • Announcement of the various meetings, programs, and activities using the various communication outlets available to the school, including email, ClassDojo posts, social media, hardcopy invitations, etc. sent in advance to allow for parents and families to plan
  • These announcements will accommodate language needs for parents & families (inclusion of Spanish and English communication).
  • If other languages other than English or Spanish are required, the school will provide translation services to accommodate parent & family needs
  • As available, for in-person meetings, the school will provide ADA accommodations to ensure inclusivity of persons with disabilities
  • As available, for virtual meetings, the school will provide translation services and connectivity support to ensure their inclusion in meetings
  • Provide reports and information allowable by federal, state, and local school district policies to parents & families

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