Hutchinson Beach Elementary
20-21 Parent and Family Engagement Plan
The Parent and Family Engagement Plan (PFEP) must be jointly developed with parents and must be distributed to parents in an understandable and uniform format, and in the language parents can understand. It must be made available for the community and updated periodically to meet the changing needs of the parents and the school. [Section 1116(b)].
Instructions: Describe the means by which the school will carry out the ESSA requirements below.
1. POLICY INVOLVEMENT
A. By what means will the school conduct a Title I Annual Meeting (convened at a convenient time, to which all parents are invited and encouraged to attend) to inform parents of their school’s participation in Title I, the requirements of Title I, and the right of parents to be involved [Section 1116(c)(1)]?
The Title I Annual Meeting will be distributed virtually.
B. By what means will the school involve parents, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way, in the planning, review, and improvement of the PFEP [Section 1116(c)(3)]?
SAC reviewed the PFEP based off the Spring Survey results. Then SAC will review and finalize the PFEP. We sent out a survey link to review our results and parent input on the PFEP.
C. By what means will the school involve parents in the joint development of the School Improvement Plan [Section 1116(c) (3)]? We will develop our SIP considering the input of parents on the survey during a virtual SAC meeting. Then, we will review and finalize the SIP.
D. By what means will the school provide parents opportunities, if requested, for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in making decisions relating to the education of their children, and respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible [Section 1116(c)(4)(C)]?
SAC, PTO, Parent/Teacher Conferences and administrative meetings. Parents choose home school, Bay Link, or Brick and Mortar.
E. If the School Improvement Plan is not satisfactory to the parents, by what means will the school provide parents an opportunity to submit comments with the plan when it is submitted to the district [Section 1116(c)(5)]?
Parents who are not satisfied with the School Improvement Plan will complete a form to be submitted with the plan to the district.
2. BUILDING CAPACITY FOR INVOLVEMENT
In Table A, list the activities that will address topics F - J. F. Assist parents in understanding:
- State academic standards;
- State and local academic assessments;
- requirements of Title I;
- monitoring a child’s progress; and
- work with educators to improve the achievement of their children [Section 1116(e)(1)]
G. Description and explanation of:
- Curriculum in use at the school [Section 1116(4)(B)]
H. Description and explanation of:
- Academic assessments used to measure student progress [Section 1116(4)(B)]?
I. Description and explanation of:
- Achievement levels of the State academic standards that students are expected to obtain [Section 1116(4)(B)]
J. Provide materials and training to:
- help parents work with their children to improve their children’s achievement, such as literacy training and using technology (including the harms of copyright piracy), to foster parental involvement [Section 1116(e)(2)] (LEA note: this includes Parent Portal training)
Table A -
Parent Training Opportunities
Include all activities for requirements F through J above and all transition activities that involve parents.
# of Parents
Title I Annual
of Title I
Canvas Training for Parents
Watchdog Virtual Meeting
ELL Virtual Meeting
Information for ELL parents
STEM Virtual Meeting
FSA Training for Parents
Math Curriculum Training
Contact information, encourage usage, progress monitoring with Reading
Pre-K to Kdg Academics
Parent Portal, Achieve 3000, Baylink, Canvas, and Eureka Site
Contact information, encourage usage, progress monitoring with Reading and Math.
*To be updated throughout the year. Table B - Other Events/Activities
Other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children [Section 1116(e)(4)].
(AM or PM) or Method
# of Parents
Plan/review/improve the PFEP
and develop the SWP
Location where parents can volunteer, conferences, state funded assistance computer
To bring fathers into the school to mentor, teach and volunteer
*To be updated throughout the year
K. By what means will the school educate the faculty, staff, and administrators, 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 [Section 1116(e)(3)]? In addition, the school will provide training in Leader in Me and Canvas training.
Parent Engagement PD Topic
Number of Attendees (complete after the event)
In service training TIC will present information regarding the use and set up of Class DoJo for teachers and other instructional personnel.
Presentation at Faculty Meeting by TIC addressing communication techniques when dealing with parents.
L. To the extent feasible, by what means will the school coordinate and integrate parent involvement programs and activities with other Federal, State, and local programs, including public preschool programs that encourage and support parents in participating in the education of their children [Section 1116(e)(4)]? Watchdog, Leader in Me, and Pre-K to K transition.
M. By what means will the school provide other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request [Section 1116(e) (13)]? (Based on the Title I Spring Parent Survey results, what activities did the parents request that are included in this plan?)
Based on the Title I Spring Survey Beach will provide support for parents, per their request, on Curriculum (Math and Reading), Bootcamp (FSA test results), and Stations during Open House to assist parents with questions relating to Parent Portal and monitoring their students’ progress.
N. Elementary Only - How will the school ensure that teachers conduct a parent-teacher conference for individual students at least annually, during which the compact is discussed [Section 1116 (d) (2) (A)]?
Parent compact conference (beginning of the year with teacher and parents), Student led conferences
O. Optional – How will the school develop appropriate roles for community-based organizations and businesses in parent involvement activities [Section 1116(e)(13)]?
P. Optional – By what means will the school involve parents in the development of training for teachers, principals, and other educators to improve the effectiveness of the training [Section 1116(e)(6)]?
Q. Optional – By what means will the school provide literacy training for parents if the LEA has exhausted all other sources of funding [Section 1116(e)(7)]?
R. Optional – By what means will the school pay reasonable and necessary expenses, including transportation and child care costs, to enable parents to participate in school-related meetings and training sessions [Section 1116(e)(8)]?
S. Optional – By what means will the school train parents to enhance the involvement of other parents [Section 1116(e) (9)]?
T. Optional – By what means will the school conduct in-home conferences for parents who are unable to attend at school [Section 1116(e) (10)]?
U. Optional – By what means will the school adopt and implement model approaches to improve parent involvement [Section 1116(e) (11)]?
V. By what means will the school provide opportunities for informed participation of parents and family members (including parents and family members with limited English proficiency, with disabilities, and parents of migratory children). [Section 1116(f)]? (List the barriers identified by parents in the Title I Spring Survey and the methods by which the school will assist to overcome the barriers.)
Based on the Spring Parent Survey results, parent work schedules were listed as a barrier. We have planned for morning and afternoon activities to address this concern. An additional barrier was students' limited English. We are addressing this issue through the ELL technology training. ELL training will provide learning and educate parents with limited English more tools for their children to be successful, more events after school to help with parents work schedule, family event calendar, remind messages and flyers all translated in appropriate language.
W. By what means will the school ensure that information related to school and parent programs, school reports, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents in a format and in a language the parents can understand [Section 1116(e)(5) and (f)]? Facebook, Remind, Everbridge, Twitter, DOJO, Peachjar and flyers all translated in appropriate language and sent two weeks in advance. Provide parents with a Family event calendar at the beginning of the year at Open House.
X. By what means will the school offer a flexible number of meetings, such as meetings in the morning or evening to accommodate parents’ schedules [Section 1116(c)(2)]? Morning, after school, and evening events.
Y. By what means will the school provide parents with timely information about meetings, activities, and events [Section 1116(c) (4) (A)]. Facebook, Remind, Everbridge, Twitter, Dojo, Peachjar and flyers all translated in appropriate language and sent two weeks in advance. Provide parents with a Family event calendar at the beginning of the year at Open House.
Title I Expenditures Parent and Family Engagement (Adjust to reflect the planned expenditures)
List of Items
29.75 part time hourly position. PL helps maintain Title I standards, works with the community and parents as the liaison to provide school with volunteers and community partners.
Flyers, SMORE newsletter, paper, ink, copy machine rental, Facebook, Twitter, Everbridge, School DOJO, PeachJar
Food, handouts, materials, supplies, Open house, Family events (see family event calendar), watchdog program
Copies (parent compacts, assessment documentation, and curriculum info. Intervention materials)