Family Involvement Plan

Webster Elementary: 2020-21 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 2020-21 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 9/27/2020. 

Please reach out to Kaleena Brown, at Kaleena.Brown@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: 

* Webster Welcome Back to School! on 8/31/2020 

* August Online Connection on 8/20/2020 

* Virtual Open House on 8/6/2020 

• 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: 

* Updates to school calendar on our website 

* School newsletter 

* Emails 

* Flyers mailed home 

• 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 10/12/2020 at 3-7pm, 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 May 

• Get family input on our family involvement plan in May 

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

• Host regular Site Council meetings on Second Tuesday of the month (bi-monthly, 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 May 

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

* Sharing it with families on our website 

* 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: 

* Welcome Back! on 8/31/2020 

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

* We will have conferences and encourage 100% attendance to discuss curriculum, assessments, goals, and progress monitoring as it relates to each student. 

* We will provide communications about standardized assessments that students will take during the year through our newsletter and on our school website. 

• Host the following academically-focused family events: 

* Welcome Back! on 8/31/2020 

All staff will be trained on how to effectively partner with families. • Provide professional development to our staff on the following topics: 

* Staff attended 1-3 sessions on the AMAZE curriculum, an anti-bias, reflective, and equity focused curriculum used across grades K-5.  

* Staff shared out about the AMAZE curriculum with families as well as with each other to expand their knowledge, understanding, connection, and skills. 

* We reviewed our Responsive Classroom work, in particular, we checked in on the strand around communicating with families and discussed various ways to keep families connected, including how to update our Distance Learning website, create regular newsletters, and emphasizing tailored communications such as phone calls and home visits.