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Roan School Parent and Family Engagement Policy and Plan for Shared Student Success

2018–2019 School Year

Roan School Cindy Parrott, Principal

1116 Roan Street Dalton, GA 30721

(706) 876-4350


Plan Revised October 3, 2018

What is Title I?

Roan School is identified as a Title I school as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Title I is designed to support State and local school reform efforts tied to the challenging State academic standards to improve teaching and learning for students. Title I programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support family engagement. All Title I schools must jointly develop with parents and family members a written parent and family engagement policy.

School Plan for Shared Student Achievement

What is it?

This is a plan that describes how Roan School will provide opportunities to improve family engagement to support student learning. Roan School values the contributions and involvement of parents and family members to establish an equal partnership for the common goal of improving student achievement. This plan describes the different ways that Roan School will support family engagement and how parents can help plan and participate in activities and events to promote student learning at school and at home.

How is it revised?

Roan School invited all parents to attend our annual meeting this fall to review and revise this parent and family engagement policy, as well as the school wide plan, our school-parent compact, and the family engagement budget. Additionally, parent input and comments regarding this plan are welcome during the school year through an online form. The plan is posted on our school website for parents to view and submit feedback throughout the year. All parent feedback received during the year will be used to revise the plan for the next school year. Parents and family members can also give feedback during several parent meetings, such as PTO, Open Houses, Family Nights, School Council Meetings and activities during the school year including our annual Picnic in the Park event.

Who is it for?

All students participating in the Title I, Part A program, and their families are encouraged and invited to fully participate in the opportunities described in this plan. Roan School will provide full opportunity for the participation of parents and family members with limited English, with disabilities, and of migratory children.

Where is it available?

At the beginning of the year, the plan will be available to all parents at the Fall Parent Conferences. The plan will also be posted on the school website and social media. Parents can also retrieve a copy of the plan from the office.

2017–18 District Goals

 Increase the total weighted percentage of students performing at levels 3, and 4 on GMAS in ELA, math, science, and social studies by six percent in 2019. (Content Mastery on CCRPI)

 By 2019 - 2020, the district will have district wide nine week benchmark/interim assessments built and operational for all EOG and EOC tested content to be used to monitor instructional programs and student achievement. 2017–18

School Goals

 Increase the total percentage of students performing at levels, 3 and 4 on Georgia Milestones in all content areas by 6%.

 By May 2020, professional learning growth and development will impact student achievement on formative assessments.

School-Parent Compacts

As part of this plan, Roan School and our families will develop a school-parent compact, which is an agreement that parents, teachers, and students will develop that explains how parents and teachers will work together to make sure all our students reach grade-level standards. The compacts will be reviewed and updated annually based on feedback from parents, students, and teachers at Annual Title I meeting. The school-parent compacts also are shared with parents during parent-teacher conferences and kept with each child’s teacher if parents need another copy.

Let’s Get Together! Roan School will host the following events to build the capacity for strong family engagement to support a partnership among the school, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement.

Times for all meetings for parents and family members are listed below.

Open House – August 13, 14, 16, 2018 Meet your child’s teacher and our friendly and helpful school staff to learn about Roan School and the expectations.

School Council – August 27, 2018, October 12, 2018, February 22, 2019, May 10, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. A forum for parents and family members to participate in round table discussions with the principal and staff regarding the school wide plan, parent and family engagement policy, school-parent compacts, and the family engagement budget.

Picnic in the Park and Fall PTO membership – September 25, 2018 at 5:00-6:30 We invite to everyone to come celebrate with Rock Bridge Community Church and other community agencies, as well as participate in science activities with your child. Community agencies will be present for families.

Fall Parent-Teacher and Student Conferences – September 28- October 12, 2018 Scheduled updates on your child’s progress. We meet with 100% of our families

Annual Title I Meeting – October 15, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. We invite you to a meeting of learning and sharing about our Title I program, including our parent and family engagement policy, the school wide plan, the school-parent compacts, and parents’ requirements. Invitations will be emailed and posted in the school newsletter, social media, and local media.

Winter PTO meeting- Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 4:30 Come join our PTO meeting to review information

Holiday Family Night- Tuesday, December 4, 2018 5:00-6:30 We invite you to come celebrate countries around the world.

Spring PTO Meeting – March 14, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. Come join our PTO to review information and watch our 3rd grade musical

Bobcat Fun Day – May 3, 2019 Come support your child in our annual field day

Awards Day and Graduation – May 22, 2019 beginning at 9:00 All families invited to join us at the Wink Theater to honor ALL of our students. We will celebrate their successes together.

Council Appreciation – May 22, 2019 A celebration of family engagement and the recognition of its impact on school and student success.

Parent Resources: Our Social Worker and our Guidance Counselor can help provide you with parent resources such as books, study materials, and activities to use at home with your child.

Parent and Family Engagement: Roan School believes that family engagement means the participation of parents and family members in regular two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring:

 That parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning.

 That parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school.

 That parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child.

 The carrying out of other activities as described in this plan. Roan School is committed to helping our parents and families.

Please call or email us if you need assistance:

Dr. Mary Ann Hensley (706) 876-4350 or maryann.hensley@dalton.k12.ga.us

Roan School will…. Roan School will take the following measures to promote and support parents and family members as an important foundation of the school in order to strengthen the school and reach our school goals.

We will:

 Ensure that all information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is published in both English and Spanish, posted on the school website, and included in the school and or classroom newsletter for all families.

 Provide monthly trainings for staff during their planning periods on strategies to improve communication with parents and ideas to increase family engagement with reading and math activities for our students outside of the classroom. Staff will also share best practices during regularly scheduled faculty meetings.

 Partner with early childhood programs, middle and high schools, college and career ready resources or organizations, parent resource centers, or other programs (as applicable) to help prepare parents and their children for successful school transitioning.

 Share information in English on social media for parents to understand the school’s academic standards and assessments as well as the ways parents can monitor their child’s progress and work with educators.

 Communicate with all families and the community on a regular basis regarding school wide events and activities, through phone messages, social media, and flyers.

 Work with our parents to develop relevant trainings and helpful presentations to educate our staff on the importance of parent and family engagement and how to support student learning.

 Provide necessary materials and handouts for parents at conferences, meetings, and activities to help parents work with their child to improve their child’s achievement.

 Use our Partners in Education and School Council to improve awareness of the activities and events listed in the school parent and family engagement policy

 Work with the district to offer literacy and computer classes for parents and family members to help further enhance their various educational levels.

 Collect feedback from parents and family members at various events, place input card around the building and a post suggestion form on the school website in order to respond to parents’ requests for additional support for parent and family engagement activities.

Roan School Parent and Family Engagement Practices

Roan will engage parents, students and the community by:

1. Welcoming All Families

2. Communicating Effectively

3. Supporting Student Success

4. Speaking Up for Every Child

5. Sharing Power

6. Collaborating with Community

Roan School Parent Teacher Organization Roan School invites all parents to join the PTO to share ideas and ways to involve other parents and family members to build partnerships with school, families, and the community.

The team will meet four times during the school year, but parents and family members can also submit their ideas or suggestions at any school activities and meetings, as well as through our parent surveys and website.

If you would like to learn more about PTO, please contact Ami Amaro, President at 706-876-4350.

Parent Compact (English)

Download a PDF copy here: Parent Compact (English) 2018-2019

What is a School-Parent Compact?

A School-Parent Compact for Achievement is an agreement that parents, students and teachers develop together which explains how all will work together to make sure all of our students master grade-level standards.

Effective compacts:

 Link to goals of the school improvement plan

 Focus on student learning

 Describe how teachers will help students develop those skills using high-quality instruction

 Share strategies parents can use at home

Jointly Developed

This School-Parent Compact for Achievement was jointly developed by the parents, students and staff of Roan School. Teachers suggested ways for parents to help students at home and parents added ideas that gave us ideas about their needs in this process. Students helped us with suggestions about ways in which they learn best. Meetings are held each year to review the compact and to make changes based on what our students need. We welcome comments from parents, students and staff at any time!

Building Partnerships

 District Parenting Classes

 Sharing is Caring: (for Christmas) Contact Cecila Becerra at 706-463-7646

 Big Red Reads Summer Schedule (Contact Alice Ensley at 706-281-5842)

 Roan Family Nights focusing on academic content

 Roan Picnic in the Park

 Roan PTO

 Rock Bridge Partnership- adopt a classroom and student mentors

 Grade level Open House Nights/Parent Conferences

Communication about Student Learning

Roan School is committed to communicating with families through the school year about our students learning progress and academic achievements. Some of the ways you can expect us to connect are:

 Daily students agenda/folders

 Progress report and report card

 Telephone calls/Text messages

 Roan Automatic Phone Messenger

 Flyers

 Parent-teacher conferences

 Updates on the school website

 Workshops and parenting classes

 Notes home

 E-mail/Remind 101/Class Dojo

District Goals

 Increase the total weighted percentage of students performing at levels 3, and 4 on GMAS in ELA, math, science, and social studies by six percent in 2018. (Content Mastery on CCRPI)

 By 2020, the district will have district wide nine week benchmark/ interim assessments built and operational for all EOG and EOC tested content to be used to monitor instructional programs and student achievement. Roan School Goals

 Increase the total percentage of students performing at levels, 3 and 4 on Georgia Milestones in all content areas by 6%

 By May 2020, professional Learning growth and development will impact student achievement on formative assessments.

In the Classroom

Roan School staff work with students and families to support student academic achievement in all content areas. Some of the ways we do this include:

 100% of participation during Fall Parent Conferences

 Parent Teacher Conferences will be more in depth and specific to grade levels

 Writing Celebrations

 Volunteer in the classroom

At Home

During parent- teacher conferences, Roan parents learn about their child’s accomplishments and receive materials to ensure success in their learning throughout the year. Ways to help support your child are:

 Attend Parent Teacher conferences

 Check homework and planners

 Check folders daily

 Attend Content Family Nights

 Listen to your child read every night

 Help your child with math facts

 Stay connnected via Facebook, text, Roan website, Remind 101 and DPS app


Roan Student Ambassadors share ideas about how our school should look, sound and feel for students to be successful. The Roan Ambassadors have the following suggestions to help students connect learning from school to home:

 Talk to your family about your individual learning

 Encourage families to attend Family Nights and school activities like the Picnic in the Park

 Have open communication with parents via texting, emails, notes and phone calls

If you would like to volunteer, participate and/or observe in the classroom, please contact us at (706) 876-4350 or email charlie.tripp@dalton.k12.ga.us

Parent Compact (Spanish)

Download a PDF copy here:Parent Compact(Spanish) 2018-2019

¿Que es el convenio entre la escuela y los padres?

El convenio entre la escuela y los padres, en un acuerdo que los padres, alumnos y profesores desarrollan conjuntamente y explica como todos trabajaran juntos para asegurarse de que todos nuestros estudiantes alcancen los logros de los estándares del grado.

Convenios efectivos:

 Conecta las metas con el plan de mejoramiento de la escuela

 Se enfoca en el aprendizaje de los estudiantes

 Describe cómo los maestros ayudarán a los estudiantes a desarrollar las habilidades utilizando enseñanza de alta calidad

 Comparte estrategias para que los padres pueden utilizar en el hogar

Desarrollado conjuntamente

Este convenio para el logro entre la escuela y los padres fue desarrollado conjuntamente por padres, alumnos y personal de la escuela de Roan. Los maestros hicieron sugerencias acerca de cómo los padres pueden ayudar a sus hijos en la casa y los padres agregaron mas ideas acerca de sus necesidades en este proceso. Los estudiantes nos ayudaron con sugerencias sobre formas en que ellos aprenden mejor. Las reuniones para revisar el convenio se celebran cada año y así poder hacer cambios basados en lo que necesitan nuestros alumnos. Los comentarios de padres, estudiantes y maestros son bienvenidos en cualquier momento!

Creando Asociaciones

 Clases de padres en el distrito

 Programa de compartir la navidad Llame a Cecilia Becerra al 706-463-7646

 Big Red Reads horario de verano (Contactar Alice Ensley a 706-281-5842)

 Noches Familiares de Roan enfocándose en contenido académico

 Picnic en el parque

 PTO de Roan

 Asociación con la iglesia Rock Bridge - adopta un aula y los estudiantes mentores

 Noches de Puertas Abiertas a Nivel de Grado / conferencias de padres

Comunicación Sobre el Aprendizaje de los Estudiantes

La escuela Roan esta comprometida a comunicarse con las familias durante el año escolar acerca del progreso y los logros académicos de nuestros estudiantes. Algunas de las maneras que usted puede esperar comunicación de parte de nosotros son:

 Diario de estudiantes agenda/carpetas

 Informe de progreso y calificaciones

 Llamadas telefónicas/Mensajes de texto

 Mensajes telefónicos automatizados de Roan

 Volantes

 Conferencias entre padres y maestros

 Actualizaciones en el sitio web de la escuela

 Talleres y clases para padres

 Notas para la casa

 Correo electrónico /Remind 101/Class Dojo

Metas del Distrito

 Aumentar el porcentaje promedio total de estudiantes que se desempeñan en los niveles 3 y 4 en GMAS en ELA, matemáticas, ciencias y estudios sociales en un seis por ciento en el 2018. (Dominio del contenido en CCRPI)

 Para 2020, el distrito tendrá nueve semanas de referencia en todo el distrito/evaluaciones interinas construidas y operativas para todo el contenido evaluado por EOG y EOC que se utilizará para monitorear los programas de instrucción y el rendimiento estudiantil.

Metas de la escuela Roan

 Aumentar el porcentaje total de estudiantes que se desempeñan en los niveles 3 y 4 en Georgia Milestones en todas las áreas de contenido en un 6%

 Para mayo de 2020, el crecimiento y desarrollo del aprendizaje profesional impactará el rendimiento de los estudiantes en las evaluaciones formativas.

En el salón

Los maestros de la escuela Roan trabajan con los estudiantes y las familias para apoyar el logro académico del estudiante en todas las áreas de contenido. Algunas de las formas en que hacemos esto incluyen:

 Lograr 100% de participación en las conferencias de otoño entre padres y maestros

 Las conferencias de padres y maestros serán más detalladas y específicas para los niveles de grado

 Celebraciones de la escritura

 Voluntarios en los salones de clase

En la casa

Durante las conferencias entre padres y maestros, los padres de la Roan reciben información acerca de los logros de sus hijos y materiales para asegurar el éxito en su aprendizaje a lo largo del año.

Las maneras para ayudar a apoyar a su hijo son:

 Asistir a las conferencias de padres y maestros

 Revisar las tareas y las agendas

 Revisar los folders diariamente

 Asistir a las Noches Familiares

 Escuchar a su hijo leer todas las noches

 Ayudar a su hijo a practicar la fluidez en matemáticas

 Mantenerse conectado vía Facebook, texto, el sitio web de Roan, Remind 101 y la aplicación de DPS

Los estudiantes

Los estudiantes embajadores de sus clases compartieron ideas de acerca de cómo nuestra escuela debe mirarse, escucharse y sentirse para que los estudiantes tengan éxito. Los embajadores de Roan tienen las siguientes sugerencias para ayudar a los estudiantes a conectar el aprendizaje de la escuela con la casa:

 Hablar con su familia sobre su aprendizaje individual

 Animar a las familias a asistir a las actividades escolares como el Picnic en el parque y las Noches Familiares

 Tener una comunicación abierta con los padres vía mensajes de texto, correos electrónicos, notas y llamadas telefónicas