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Pre-K Family Engagement Plan - Yoakum Annex

Yoakum Annex HQPK Family Engagement Plan

Yoakum Primary Annex strives to create and maintain a great working relationship between our pre-kindergarten  families at our campus.  We work along side our families, our campus teachers and our community to develop lasting relationships and support our students here at our campus and for their future in education.

YPA staff uses Remind, Blackboard callouts, weekly classroom newsletters, district website, emails, and phone calls to regularly communicate and keep good contact with our parents.

TEA has defined six family engagement categories that must be supported within this plan.  YPA will use the following goals and strategies to help our campus communicate and stay engaged with our YPA Pre-K families.

Family Engagement Goal Component Description Activity/Event/Practice Details and Timing
Facilitate Family-to-Family Support Inclusive, transparent communications allow school personnel to create a safe and respectful environment to promote supportive interaction between households
  • Pre-K registration
  • Meet the Teacher Night
  • Open House Week
  • Scholastic Book Fairs
  • Site-Base Decision-Making Committee
  • Remind Implementation
  • Class field trips
  • Christmas program
Establish a Network of Community Resources Yoakum ISD will build strategic partnerships with community organizations to leverage community resources for caregivers through the community resources, handbook, and ongoing district wide events
  • Partnership with local Lions Club to provide vision checks
  • Partnership with local Health Department
  • Campus counselor assistance for family guidance and needs
  • CLI Engage-Family Engagement Toolkit
  • Immunization Information
  • Health and Attendance Guidelines
  • Campus News posted through website and other resources
  • Local area Fire and Police Departments Safety presentations
  • Local partnerships to provide food, school supplies for students
  • YPA provides translation services for families at events, meetings, newsletter, etc.
Increase Family Participation in Decision-Making Throughout the year, participation in district and school-wide decision-making empowers caregivers as their child’s first teacher and advocate 
  • Campus and District improvement committees
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Campus visitations
  • Educate families regarding their rights under State and Federal law regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • LPAC parent representation

  • Progress monitoring information is shared to parents encourage their feedback, questions, and ideas regarding future learning experiences

Equipping Families with Tools to Enhance and Extend Learning Caregivers have multiple opportunities to learn about student progress and ways to support success at home. Caregivers also have personal extended learning opportunities
  • Report Card and/or Progress Reports
  • Parent/Teacher conferences
  • Meet the Teacher Night
  • Recommended free apps/websites that students access at home and school
  • Parent communication in English and Spanish
  • Parent Newsletter by classroom teachers
  • Teacher communication can happen through Remind, phone, email, etc.
  • Scholastic Book Fairs
  • Suggested home activities are sent home weekly
  • CLI Engage-CIRCLE Progress Monitoring
Developing Ongoing Staff Skills through Evidence-Based practices that Support Families Pre-K teaching staff has the opportunity to participate in professional development opportunities to support and use culturally diverse, culturally relevant, and culturally responsive family engagement strategies and enhance instruction  
  • Promoting and Developing family engagement to improve teaching and learning among all educators and staff
  • Yearly Professional Development Trainings obtain through Region 3 and other Regions
  • Train educators about resources that are currently available in our area that support families’ interests and needs
  • Curriculum alignment and integration (Frog Street)
Evaluating Family Engagement Efforts and Using Evaluation for Continuous Improvement YPA Campus and District Needs Assessment Cycle will seek input to improve the quality of instruction, climate and family engagement throughout the years
  • Parent Surveys
  • Child-Centered goal setting collaborations with parents will continue at the BOY
  • Progress monitoring and reporting will occur at the BOY, MOY, and EOY
  • Family involvement activities will be document at the campus/district levels throughout the year