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Woodville ISD Family Engagement Plan Prekindergarten

Woodville ISD Family Engagement Plan Prekindergarten

The Woodville Independent School District (WISD) believes that all parents, teachers, and community leaders are a valuable link in the educational success of all students. We promote the involvement of these key stakeholders by having them take part in the process that allows them to contribute by providing input to the efforts of providing services that maximizes the quality of education for students in WISD. We have established a family engagement plan to increase the collaboration between all stakeholders.  The active participation of parents, teachers, business and community leaders in all aspects of students education is a valuable tool that Woodville I.S.D. welcomes and respects at all times.

 

 

Components

WISD’s Strategic Plan

Facilitate family-to-family support

The WISD plan will include Parental Involvement Assistants at each elementary campus to assiswith the campus-family relationshipand provide parents with opportunities to participate in district and campus initiatives, such as:
· PTA/PTO
· Read Aloud Programs
· WISD Family newsletter
· Literacy luncheons
· Evening hands-on activities
· Goal-oriented home visits to identify strengths, interests, and needs
· Health Fair
· Discipline/Behavior Management Sessions
· Provide information about the existing parent-to-parent organizations, family peer networks and/or parent-initiated school-community efforts in order to continue to bleaders/advocates in the community and in their children’s campus.

Establish a network of community resources

WISD in partnership with Community and Faith-Based organizations will establish resources thaprovide services to thstudents, in an effort to equip parents and caregivers in identifyinand appreciating the developmental growth of their child.
Some of the resources will be:
· Caring and Sharing
· Coats for Kids
· Lion’s Club vision screening and glasses purchases
· Child Warfare Board
· Food bank established by a group of local churches
· Food Bank of Southeast Texas “Backpacks for Kids”
· Angel Tree Program

Increase family participation in
decision making

WISD encourages family participation in decision making. Their contributions are crucial to a well rounded and well thought out plan that will facilitate support for all stakeholders and impact positive student achievement. Parents will be invited to participate and serve:
· Campus and District wide Site-Based Decision Making Committees(SBDM)
· Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
· Regularly scheduled district and campus-level meetings
· Invite family feedback on activities

Equip families with tools to enhance and extend learning

WISD will equip families with learning opportunities to enhance and extend learning by providing parents with monthly calendars with ahome activities that are age and developmentally appropriate for the children and activities, such as:
· Campus Literacy Events
· CLI engage family activities
· Make and Take Sessions
· Parent Youth Fair

Provide ongoing professional developmenopportunities for educators on culturally responsiveevidence-based strategies thasupport the education of the child 

WISD’s goal is to bring awareness of the Parental Involvement Program, ESSA/Federarequirements and guidelines with emphasis on the value and impact of parent’s contribution tschool.
· Staff development offered at administrator, faculty, and department meetings
· Develop staff skills to support families to meet their learning goals
· Support parent-child relationships in a way that values thculture and language of families and recognize how different cultures may influence family development
· Develop effective communication strategies
· Region Five trainings
· Provide families with training in parent leadership and support

Evaluate family engagement efforts and usevaluations for continuous improvement

Trainings, workshops, meetings, and parental involvemenactivities are followed with an evaluatiowhich provides parents the opportunity to express their views on thvalue of the activity
· Use parent input to provide valuable information in thplanning, development and implementation of programs fothe district
· Compile evaluation data and use it to plan and implement a more effective ParentaInvolvement Program