Click the button above to view Parent Engagement Newsletters: Posted Quarterly during school year.
In an effort to overcome barriers and communicate with even more families in Texas, the PFE Statewide Initiative will now be publishing our quarterly PFE newsletter in an additional format using the SMORE website. SMORE enables users to format the newsletter in an accessible format for the visually impaired and also provides the option of translating the newsletter content into a number of additional languages using the Google translation software.
These features, while not always perfect, enables schools to meet the requirement of ESSA Title I, Part A Section 1116(d)(2)(D): "......ensuring regular two-way, meaningful communication between family members and school staff, and, to the extent practicable, in a language that family members can understand."
The Parent & Family Engagement Smore webpage
Project Appleseed Parent Resources
For over 25 years, Project Appleseed has been an effective advocacy organization that engages public schools and families by mobilizing millions of volunteers, building responsibility and promoting accountability — both at school and at home. With a focus on low-income and under-served families and schools, Project Appleseed works to improve schools, build public awareness, enable public engagement, advance policy positions and advise elected officials and other decision-makers on best practices for creating optimal educational environments. The effect of our efforts are clear: academic achievement rises in tandem with parental involvement.
Project Appleseed utilizes the Six Types of Family Involvement to engage with families, schools, and communities for student success and achievement in K-12 education. Whether it is summer break, winter break or just a staff development day, here are learning activities for families while school is out.
Sign Up to Receive The Family, School, & Community Engagement Newsletter from the U.S. Department of Education
Check out these resources from external sites:
Wonderopolis * Family Trails * Healthy Family Habits * 30 Days (English) 30 Days (Spanish) * Cultivating Readers (Spanish) Cultivating Readers (English) * CIRCLE Family Activities
Each school served shall jointly develop with, and distribute to, parents and family members of participating children a written parent and family engagement policy, agreed on by such parents. Parents shall be notified of the policy in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language the parents can understand. Such policy shall be made available to the local community and updated periodically to meet the changing needs of parents and the school.[Section 1116 (b)(1)]
Each Title I, Part A campus convenes an annual meeting, at a convenient time, to which all parents of participating children shall be invited and encouraged to attend, to inform parents of their school's participation under this part and to explain the requirements of this part, and the right of the parents to be involved. (Note: TEA requires that the annual meeting be offered on more than one day and at more than one time, so that parents have more than one option to attend.) [Section 1116(D)(c)(1)]
CES (8/23/22 at 5:00pm in Cafeteria)
CMS (8/11/22 at 4:30pm in PAC)
The district has School-Parent Compacts at each Title I, Part A campus that outline how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the State's high standards. [Section 1116 (d)]
The district and Title I, Part A campuses shall educate teachers, specialized instructional support personnel, principals, and other school leaders, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school.
[Section 1116 (e)(3)]
ALL CISD teachers and staff complete annual training and updates in accordance using educational service centers, campus administrators, and professional learning communities.
At the beginning of each school year, a local educational agency shall notify the parents of each student that the parents may request, and the agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teacher(s). [Section 1112 (e)(1)(A)]
Please see information in regards to requesting this information in the campus handbook for the school your student(s) attend. "Teacher and Staff Professional Qualifications"