School: North Wilkesboro Elementary School
Date Submitted: August 25, 2022
This plan applies to North Wilkesboro Elementary School. It describes how we will apply WCS Policy 1310/4002 which can be found on the WCS website. North Wilkesboro Elementary School is committed to helping all learners reach their full potential. We understand that our families, school staff, and community work together to make this happen. This policy shows how we plan to accomplish this task.
Describe your plan to involve parents in the development of this policy and how you intend to document their participation and feedback.
The Title 1 Parental Involvement Policy is developed based on feedback and support from stakeholders. The School Leadership Team collaborates with the PTO executive team and the Parent Advisory Team to create the plan and discuss ways to share and seek feedback from parents. NWES parent representatives attend meetings of the School Leadership Team and of district WCS Title 1. Meetings are documented with an agenda, sign-in sheet, and minutes. At the start of the school year, NWES will work to establish a Title 1 Parent Advisory Team. If you are interested in joining this team, please contact the school office.
Shared Responsibility for High Student Academic Achievement
Describe your plan to develop your school compact and gain meaningful collaboration with families.
The school-parent compact is a communication tool to support achievement for parents, staff, and students. The compact is an agreement on how each person will support each other in ensuring that the student is successful. Our school leadership team solicits feedback from parents, discusses, and revises the compact annually in collaboration with the parent advisory team and PTO officers. The parent/student handbook, the Parent and Family Engagement Plan, and other documentation will be reviewed during our first parent advisory team meeting. Teachers will discuss the school compact, agreements, and expectations during conferences with families. The final draft will be distributed in our parent/student handbook along with acknowledgment pages.
NWES values the participation of all parents. Teachers will communicate regularly with families. In addition, NWES holds regular parent conferences that will be scheduled with your child's teacher and at any time when requested by families.
Building Capacity for Involvement
Describe how your school will provide programs to assist parents in building capacity to be involved in their child’s education.
We invite all parents to family night events. During these events, we review current progress, listen to feedback, discuss curriculum and school happenings, provide opportunities for parent engagement, offer student demonstrations and performances, and provide connections with our PTO. Invitations to these events will be posted on our website, school social media pages, and ClassDojo to encourage participation.
Describe how you plan to make all of these programs accessible to all of the parents at your school.
We communicate with all parents through a variety of ways - weekly phone calls via School Messenger, written invitations, and digital invitations on ClassDojo, Instagram, and Facebook. Our ClassDojo and Facebook pages provide two-way communication via messaging. Each teacher has a ClassDojo account and encourages all families to connect for direct messaging. All of our digital platforms provide accessibility and can be translated into many languages. In addition, written invitations and weekly phone calls home are shared in English and Spanish (our primary second language). Our school webpage is ADA compliant and provides access to the visually impaired population. NWES has an interpreter who attends school meetings, makes phone calls, has a posted weekly schedule, and is available as needed.
Describe how your Title I Parent and Family Engagement funds will be used to support these efforts.
We will use Title 1 funds to secure school/home folders for two-way communication, to provide family car tags for safe, easy access to our campus for every student. We also use Title 1 funds to enrich and enhance students' learning by securing instructional materials, purchasing software and supplies, purchasing computer equipment, providing professional development, and employing additional staff.
Meetings with our parents are documented with agendas, sign-in sheets, and minutes. For copies of any of the documentation described, please contact Amy Samples, principal, or Amber Campbell, Title 1 Coordinator, at 336-838-2872.