Family Involvement Plan

Webster Elementary: 2019-20 Family Involvement Plan

We need the help of our families to reach our school goals for student success and achievement. Below is our plan for how we'll meaningfully engage families in equitable and accessible ways during the 2019-20 school year. There are specific goals we'll work to achieve and ways we plan to achieve each goal listed below.

This plan was developed in partnership with families and approved on 10/10/2019.

Please reach out to Melanie Hougo, at Melanie.Hougo@mpls.k12.mn.us or 612-668-1210 if you have questions about the opportunities below or want to provide feedback on this plan.

All families feel welcome in our school and have equal access to opportunities to be involved in their students' education

  • Host the following community-building and cultural events:

* Open House on 8/29/2019
* Curriculum Night & State of the School on 9/19/2019

* Walk for Webster on 10/5/2019

* Fall Festival on 10/25/2019
* Family Involvement Day on 11/14/2019
* Culture Celebration Night on 11/21/2019
* Sharing Night on 12/12/2019
* Family Involvement Day on 2/7/2020
* Science Night on 3/12/2020
* Potluck on 4/21/2020
* Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on 5/22/2020 * Sharing Day & Field Day on 6/4/2020
* Conferences on 10/14/2019
* Conferences on 10/15/2019
* Conferences on 2/12/2020
* Conferences on 2/13/2020

  • Notify all families of how to get involved in the events listed on this plan, how to access school staff, and how they can volunteer, through:

    * School newsletter
    * Updates to school calendar on our website * Flyers sent home with students
    * Emails

  • Accommodate all families by providing the following: * Translated documents
    * Multiple meeting dates and times
    * Transportation where needed

    * Interpreters at meetings * Home visits

All families are informed of the steps our school is taking to improve student outcomes and achieve equity.

• Host our annual State of the Schools (Title I Night) on 9/19/2019 at 5-7pm, which will: * Inform families of the requirements and benefits of being a Title I School

  • *  Inform families of their right to be involved in Title I programming

  • *  Inform families about state standards, our school's curriculum, and the assessments their

    students will take this year

  • *  Give families an overview of the goals and strategies in our School Improvement Plan (SIP)

  • Post a family friendly version of our School Improvement Plan (SIP) on our website

  • Send a letter home letting families know if we are designated by the state for support and

    improvement

    Families will play an important role in developing our School Improvement and Family Improvement plans, and will provide valued input on how we spend our resources.

  • Get family input on our school improvement plan in April

  • Get family input on our family involvement plan in May

  • Get family input on how we use our resources to support student achievement in January

  • Host regular Site Council meetings on Second Tuesday of the month (most months, check calendar

    for specific dates)

All school staff members, families, and students understand the important role they each play in making sure students achieve success at our school.

  • Create a School-Parent-Student Compact, which is an agreement on the role each person will play to make sure the student is successful

  • Get family input on our School-Parent-Student Compact in September

  • Share our School-Parent-Student Compact with families by:

    * Sharing it with families in our handbook
    * Using it at Parent-Teacher conferences (required for elementary grade levels)

    All families understand how to support their students' academic achievement.

  • Help families understand our school curriculum, state standards, assessments their students take, and how we measure student achievement and success at:

    * Curriculum Night & State of the School on Curriculum Night & State of the School

  • Also, help families understand our school curriculum, state standards, assessments their students

    take, and how we measure student achievement and success by:

* We will also use school newsletters, classroom newsletters, information shared at conferences,

website information about assessments, and Site Council meetings. • Host the following academically-focused family events:

  • *  Science Night on 2020-03-12

  • *  Sharing Night on 2019-12-12

  • *  Sharing Day on 2020-06-04

    All staff will be trained on how to effectively partner with families.

    Provide professional development to our staff on the following topics: Regular communications to families, equity, use of translation services, and Responsive Classroom Family Communication strategies.